Morning skate update: Tall ‘tenders Bishop, Lindback to face off in Tampa

Get set for hockey’s version of the Clash of the Titans.

Morning skate update: Tall ‘tenders Bishop, Lindback to face off in Tampa
Ben Bishop (Chris Mikula/Ottawa Citizen)

TAMPA, Fla. — Get set for hockey’s version of the Clash of the Titans.
Ottawa Senators 6-foot-7 goaltender Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 6-foot-6 netminder Anders Lindback will go head-to-head Friday — the tallest goaltending matchup in NHL history.
Bishop will be making his first start of the season, in place of the red-hot Craig Anderson.
While Anderson sports a perfect 3-0 record and ranks second in the NHL in both goals against average (0.67) and save percentage (.976), Senators coach Paul MacLean wanted to find a spot to get Bishop in.
Friday’s game is the first back-to-back situation of the season for the Senators. It’s also part of a stretch of three games in four days and five games in seven days.
MacLean concedes his decision might be different if the season was the normal 82 games and not the abbreviated 48 games.
The Senators will also make a change up front and on defence.
Winger Kaspars Daugavins will play his first game, replacing Guillaume Latendresse, who is nursing an undisclosed minor injury.
On defence, Mark Borowiecki will play his first game, while fellow rookie Patrick Wiercioch sits.

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