Tuesday 19th February 2019,

Watch: Goalie Ben Bishop Lose His 2 Front Teeth

Watch: Goalie Ben Bishop Lose His 2 Front Teeth

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This is something you don’t see every day at least not from a goalie.

Tampa Bay Lighting goaltender Ben Bishop made 40 saves and lost both his front teeth after taking a Peter Holland shot to the mask Tuesday’s night.

Bishop was dazed by the wrist shot late in the second period of Tampa’s 7-3 win over the Leafs. The hard shot hit Bishop in the mask jarring both front teeth.

Bishop went down but quickly recovered and put his mask back on.

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“I was shocked,” Bishop said after the game. “Knocked my two front teeth out.

“They were already crowned, so at least I already had that going for me.”

“It wasn’t super-painful or anything like that. I was just trying to be like these guys, I guess,” he said, pointing to his teammates in the locker-room. “They lose teeth all the time.”

“It was throbbing pretty good,” he added. “And my talking’s a little different right now. Other than that I was able to just stay with it.”

Makes you wonder how goalies ever went without a mask…

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