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Stars goaltender Ben Bishop named to NHL Second All-Star Team

June 20th, 2019 by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team on Wednesday night. Voting for the All-Star Team was conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.

With his Second All-Star Team selection, Bishop becomes one of only two Stars netminders to be selected to an NHL All-Star Team, joining Marty Turco in 2002-03. This also marks the second time in his career that Bishop has been named to an NHL All-Star Team, having also earned a Second All-Star Team selection during the 2015-16 campaign with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Stars have previously had six players earn All-Star Team honors, with one player being named twice to the NHL First All-Star Team (Benn – 2013-14, 2015-16) and six players being named to the Second All-Star Team (Benn – 2014-15; Zubov – 2005-06; Turco, Hatcher – 2002-03; Modano – 1999-2000; Bellows – 1989-90During the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he posted a 7-6 record in 13 appearances with a .933 SV% and a 2.22 GAA. Among all NHL goaltenders in the postseason, Bishop ranked third in SV% (.933) and GAA (2.22), and was tied for fourth in wins (7).

Earlier on Wednesday night, Bishop was named runner-up for the 2018-19 Vezina Trophy, awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position” as voted on by the general managers of the NHL’s 31 clubs. This marks the second time the netminder has finished second in voting for the award, having previously done so during the 2015-16 campaign with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bishop also finished third in the 2013-14 Vezina Trophy voting, also as a member of the Lightning.

Over his final 15 games of the season, he earned an 11-3-0 record with a .962 save percentage, a 1.15 goals-against average and six shutouts to help the team clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 2015-16 campaign. The native of Denver, Colo. finished the 2018-19 season with a 27-15-2 record with a 1.98 GAA and a .934 SV% in 46 appearances. Bishop led the NHL, established a new career-high and set a franchise record with a .934 SV%. His .934 SV% was the highest in the NHL since Craig Anderson’s .941 in 2012-13 and the ninth-best mark in NHL history. The netminder finished second in the League and also logged a new career best with a 1.98 GAA, while establishing a new career-high and finished third in the NHL with seven shutouts.

During the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he posted a 7-6 record in 13 appearances with a .933 SV% and a 2.22 GAA. Among all NHL goaltenders in the postseason, Bishop ranked third in SV% (.933) and GAA (2.22), and was tied for fourth in wins (7).
On two occasions this season, Bishop was named one of the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week. He was named NHL’s Third Star for the week ending Oct. 7 after posting a 2-0-0 record and stopping 62 of the 63 shots he faced for a 0.50 GAA and a .984 SV% in two games. The goaltender was also named the NHL’s Second Star for the week ending March 10 after posting a 2-0-0 record and stopping all 59 shots he faced in two consecutive shutouts.

Bishop, 32, established a new career high with a 233:04 shutout streak from March 2 – 19. He allowed a goal at the 15:40 mark of the second period against St. Louis on March 2 and went on to stop the next 113 shots he faced before allowing a goal 2:11 into the first period against Florida on March 19, earning wins in each of the five games the streak spanned. The netminder’s 233:04-long streak without allowing a goal became the longest such streak in franchise history, surpassing Ed Belfour’s previous record of 219:34, which he established from Nov. 15 – 29, 2000. Bishop’s streak also marked the longest by an NHL goaltender since the 2015-16 campaign when San Jose’s Martin Jones logged a shutout streak of 234:33 from Oct. 7 – 16, while his mark of 233:04 becomes the 24th-longest in NHL history. During his shutout streak, the netminder logged three consecutive shutouts from March 5 – 12. Bishop became just the third goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout in three-straight appearances, joining Cesare Maniago (Dec. 13 – 16, 1967) and Ed Belfour (Nov. 17 – 24, 2000).

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