TORONTO — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop lost some teeth Tuesday after taking a hard shot in the mask in a game against the Maple Leafs.
Bishop was dazed by a Peter Holland wrist shot late with 6:40 in the second period. The shot went through the legs of defenceman Andrej Sustr and hit Bishop in the mask.
The six-foot-seven Tampa goalie dropped his stick and slowly fell forward. When he recovered, he took off his mask and appeared to look inside. Teammate Brian Boyle then picked something up on the ice.
Bishop had a Bobby Clarke gap in his teeth as the trainer examined him. But he stayed in the game.
A Tampa team spokesman confirmed the goalie had lost teeth. The Toronto game radio broadcast reported that Bishop had lost a bridge.