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Bishop, family 'all good' after home is damaged by tornado in Dallas

Stars goalie misses morning skate but arrives in time to back up Khudobin for win against Senators

by Josh Clark / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

DALLAS -- Ben Bishop confirmed his family is safe after the Dallas Stars goalie's home was damaged by a tornado in Dallas on Sunday.

"We're all good, thankfully," the 32-year-old said after the Stars' 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at American Airlines Center on Monday. "Obviously, it was a scary night [Sunday] night. [It was] some minor damage to my house compared to [what I saw] this morning. I was able to walk one street up, and some of the houses are demolished. Roofs are missing and there are huge holes in people's houses. I feel very thankful that everybody is OK."

Bishop said the tornado lasted about 10 seconds, but it was long enough to break some of his bedroom windows. It also knocked a tree over in his front yard.

"I was watching the football game and the sirens were going off," Bishop said. "I changed the channel and went to go look outside and they said that there was a tornado at the tollway. I grabbed my child and we ran into the bathroom.

"Like I said, it was just two streets away and it was awful. It's a terrible scene. Walking around today, it's very depressing and a lot of people have lost their homes."

Bishop said Stars captain Jamie Benn checked in and eventually drove over to Bishop's home to pick up his family.

"Jamie called me and asked if I was OK," Bishop said. "I told him some windows were broken and then my phone died. Forty-five minutes later, Jamie was at my door. He picked us up and we went over to his house. We were over there until whenever."

Bishop did not attend the morning skate Monday, but he arrived in time for the game and served as the backup for Stars goalie Anton Khudobin.

"I think everybody is OK and I guess that's the main thing because all of that stuff can be replaced, but family can't," Bishop said. "Just prayers are with all of those people that got affected because it's not pretty."

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