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Lightning's Ben Bishop unveils special mask for World Cup

by Jeff Odom / Tampa Bay Lightning

Ben Bishop will have a familiar look when he takes the ice at Air Canada Centre in Toronto for Team USA in September's World Cup of Hockey.

The Lightning goaltender unveiled his special mask for the tournament Saturday on Twitter. It features the same unique glow-in-the-dark, TRON-inspired design as his regular mask along with some homage to the Bolts.

The red Team USA logo stretches across the top of the light blue mask, with luminescent "USA" lettering on each side. The helmet, designed by artist David Gunnarson, also features several Lightning logos just above the cage and Bishop's No. 30 on the chin.

The 29-year-old Bishop, who had a career-best 2.06 goals-against-average on his way to being a finalist for the Vezina Trophy with Tampa Bay last season, will split net-minding duties with Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick and New Jersey's Cory Schneider in the World Cup.

The tournament, which will feature 12 Lightning players, runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1 and will be broadcast on ESPN.

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