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Getting To Know: Ben Bishop

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Ben Bishop (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Getting To Know: Ben Bishop

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We sit down for a Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop to find out what goes on behind the mask...but the question still remains: what's his obsession with Alex Killorn?

Status: Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender

Ht: 6-foot-7  Wt: 214 pounds

DOB: Nov. 21, 1986  In: Denver, Colo.

First Hockey Memory: "Going to a Blues game, with my dad (Ben)."

Last Book Read: "I haven't read a book in a while but...Andre Agassi’s Open."

Current Car: "I have a Ford Expedition (black)."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Probably my first NHL game. It’s something you always dream of. Then when it happens, it’s a pretty cool moment."

Favorite Uniforms: "The Lightning." (Second favorite?) "The Lightning away [smiles]."

Favorite Rinks To Play: "Chicago, Montreal, New York."

Why Do You Love Playing Hockey: "Just being around with the guys and having a chance to go out and compete every night."

Funniest Players Encountered: "Alex Killorn."

Closest NHL Friend(s): "Alex Killorn [smiles]."

Fiercest Competitors Encountered: "Alex Killorn [laughs]."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "Probably a lot. I don't know. Going out with your skate guards on is always embarrassing."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "I like baseball. I like 'em all."

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow: "I like Roger Federer. Tom Brady. LeBron."

First Famous Player You Met Or Encountered: "I never met any players...maybe I saw Brendan Shanahan after a Blues game. I never really met any players when I was a kid."

Personality Qualities Most Admired: "People being nice." (Other qualities?) "Just people being nice, that's all I care about."

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