Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lightning Win Opener but Bishop Leaves with Injury

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Lightning Win Opener but Bishop Leaves with Injury

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The Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-1 victory over the host Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night may have come at a heavy price.

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop left the ice on a stretcher in the first period after injuring his left leg. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 stops while filling in and the Lighting took advantage of some sloppy miscues by Pittsburgh's defense to take away home-ice advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Bishop, the Chaminade product who started his pro career with the Blues, entered Friday's action with a postseason record of 8-2 and a 1.89 goals-against average.

Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat and Jonathan Drouin scored for Tampa Bay, and the Lightning kept Pittsburgh's dynamic offense under wraps for long stretches.

Patric Hornqvist picked up his sixth goal of the playoffs for the Penguins. …

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