CHICAGO -- Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop took the morning skate Wednesday and was in the starter's net, but his status for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports) remains up in the air.
If that sounds familiar to the situation prior to the Lightning's 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monday, that's because it is.
"I think we're in the same holding pattern as we were 48 hours ago," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said.
Bishop spoke to the media following the skate and did not have more to offer on the likelihood he would play, even though all signs pointed to him starting the game.