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Bishop to start for Stars against Panthers, has shutout streak of 230:53

Goalie missed past two games with lower-body injury

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Ben Bishop will return to the lineup when the Dallas Stars host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, FS-F, NHL.TV).

The 32-year-old goalie sustained a lower-body injury in a 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday and left the game with a 3-0 lead. He has not allowed a goal in 230:53, which included three straight shutouts prior to Thursday and is the longest streak in Dallas/Minnesota North Stars history.

Bishop is 24-14-2 in 41 games (40 starts) this season and ranks first in save percentage (.933) and second with a 2.05 goals-against average (Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues, 1.77). His six shutouts are tied for second, two behind Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights (eight).

In his past five games, Bishop is 5-0-0 and has stopped 130 of 131 shots (.992 save percentage).

Dallas (37-29-6) holds the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, two points ahead of the Arizona Coyotes. The Stars (80 points), who lost two straight (0-1-1) without Bishop in the lineup, are two points behind the Blues for third place in the Central Division.

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