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Cooper says Bishop is ‘fine,’ chalks up slow movement to size (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Five

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Five

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It feels like all eyes are on Ben Bishop in Game 3, as his movements seem ... labored.

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper addressed the much-discussed subject of Bishop’s health in this quick interview with Pierre McGuire. Let’s just say many aren’t entirely sold on his explanation (which seems to come down to “goalies that tall take a long time to get up”).

Drawing all that attention isn’t always such a bad thing, though, as it’s plausible that Bishop was able to buy a goalie interference call, which set up a 5-on-3 opportunity. Judge for yourself: was this a shaky call?

(Joel Quenneville was incensed.)

It’s difficult to believe, but there were no goals in that zany second period, and Game 3 remains 1-1.

Don’t expect the Bishop injury questions to slow down anytime soon. Oh yeah, if that’s enough drama for you, Johnny Oduya’s possible ailment may cause Chicago to go even less balanced with its defensive minutes:

Update: Early on in the third, it looks like Oduya is OK.