Ben Bishop Blames Lightning Fans for Being 'Too Loud'

ben bishop blames fans for loss

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 2-1 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks. In a bizarre post game interview, goalie Ben Bishop blamed the fans for the loss. He complained that the Lightning fans inside Amalie Arena were too loud.

Bishop is specifically talking about his mistake in the first period that led to an easy, open net goal by Patrick Sharp. Bishop came way out of his net to play the puck, when he collided with Victor Hedman. Both players fell to the ice and Sharp skated in for the easiest playoff goal of his career. Here is what happened:

During the post-game questioning, Bishop said:

You can’t really hear anything in the building when it’s that loud. Obviously, you saw the result. It’s too loud out there.

This is a very lame excuse. Instead of owning up to his dumb decision of leaving his net and trying to play the puck, Bishop threw his own fans under the bus. You would think that hockey teams want their home fans to be as loud as possible. Here is the post-game interview:

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