Ben Bishop thought he broke his leg in Game 1

- There’s a chance Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop could be back in the net for Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Bishop didn’t skate at Sunday’s practice, but did step in the ice briefly in skates.  He told reporters he thought his leg was broken when he went down in Game 1 Friday night.

He still has a little bit of pain and is taking it day by day.  At this point, he’s feeling very fortunate, because Friday night Bishop feared the worst.

“It’s a scary experience for myself,” said Bishop. “You saw the play, I fell back and felt something I never felt before and I was just in pain right away. Your mind starts racing, you just start thinking of the worst thing, I’m thinking my leg’s broken and then your mind just starts spinning and I was just really scared and obviously went on and off the ice and everything got checked out.  The x-rays were negative and the MRI was ok, now it’s just a matter of getting back to where it feels good again.”

Center Tyler Johnson, who got banged up on Friday, was also on the ice.

Game 2 against the Penguins is Monday night in Pittsburgh.

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