|Date of Birth||11/21/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'7", 225 lbs|
|Drafted||2005 - Rd 3 (85th Overall) by STL|
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Bishop allowed one goal on 23 shots in a 3-1 victory against the Avalanche on Saturday.
The 30-year-old wasn't tested much, facing only 12 shots through the first two periods, including four in the first 20 minutes, but Bishop stopped pretty much everything thrown his way. He's off to a tremendous start this season, holding opponents to under three goals in three of his four starts. With Bishop, it looks like Dallas will finally have a strong fantasy goaltender.
Bishop was designated as Saturday's home starter versus the Avalanche, Sean Shapiro of NHL.com reports.
Last season, the Avs sat in the basement of the league standings, finishing with a mere 48 points and egregious minus-112 goal differential. However, they're sitting atop the Western Conference to start the 2017-18 campaign and that means this will be no cakewalk for Bishop, even though he's set aside 69 of 74 shots for robust peripherals (1.85 GAA, .932 save percentage) through three games this season.
Bishop stopped 27 of 30 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Nashville.
It was a strong showing from Bishop, but opposing netminder Pekka Rinne was just that much better. The 6-foot-7 goaltender is the starter in Dallas this season and is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2016-17 campaign split between the Lightning and Kings. The Stars are lacking on defense, so while they may score plenty of goals, the losses could pile up for Bishop. The 30-year-old could still make for a quality fantasy option, as he's delivered strong rate stats in the past and is capable of stealing games.
Bishop will tend the twine for Thursday's tilt with Nashville, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop was forced out of Opening Night against the Golden Knights, but returned Tuesday to register his first victory of the season. Looking ahead, the netminder should see action in 50-plus games this year and could challenge for the 40-win mark. The 30-year-old travels to the Music City on Thursday, where the Predators were a tough out throughout the 2016-17 campaign.
Bishop saved 23 of 25 shots during Tuesday's 4-2 win over Detroit.
After the Stars dropped consecutive games to start the season, it was encouraging to see Bishop and the offense bring home the victory on home ice Tuesday. Dallas owns the scoring prowess for Bishop to pile up wins, and he's proven to be a capable backstop after posting a .921 save percentage and 2.28 GAA through five seasons with the Lightning. There's a chance he's still undervalued in some fantasy circles, so tabling buy-low offers is encouraged.