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Church shows faith in Bishop

Pastor shares photo of sign praising Lightning goalie for helping Tampa Bay return to Eastern Conference Final

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Staff Writer

Another deep Stanley Cup Playoff run by the Tampa Bay Lightning means more spiritual commentary from their most faithful fan.

Tyler Moore, a pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School in St. Petersburg, Fla., became renowned for his clever signage and support of the Lightning during their journey to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

With the Lightning back in the Eastern Conference Final, Moore's latest sign says we are all fortunate Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop's powers are limited to stopping pucks.

Tweet from @TheRevTy: Church sign, playoff edition - part twelve. @TBLightning @Benbishop30 #HolyThunder

There's no question the Lightning are blessed to have one of the three Vezina Trophy finalists as their goaltender. Moore believes Bishop's 8-2 record and .938 save percentage this postseason could translate to an even greater responsibility, if he were called upon.

The Lightning eliminated the New York Islanders on Sunday in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round and will play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the conference final.

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