Jon Cooper says he doesn’t know who will start in goal for Lightning in Game 3

CHICAGO — Jon Cooper said he doesn’t know who will start in goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final Monday night.

Ben Bishop left Game 2 with an undisclosed ailment and was replaced by rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy.


Bishop travelled with the Lightning to Chicago on Sunday.

Asked at the start of his news conference which goaltender would start, Cooper paid homage to Tampa Bay’s first Cup won 11 years ago.

“How would John Tortorella answer that?” Cooper said, drawing laughs.

Cooper said there may be a better indication at Monday’s morning skate at United Center, though each one being optional could extend the mystery to pre-game warm-ups.

Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press