You have to wonder if this shot may have been what really took Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop in Game 6.
The Dallas Stars had a chance to send the St. Louis Blues packing on Sunday when they faced them for Game 6 of their second round series in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but at no point in the game did it look like the Stars were going to walk away with the victory here. Although the Blues never trailed in this game things only really began to fall apart for the Dallas Stars in the game's 3rd period of play.
It was an absolute monster of a shot from St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko that started the downfall of Ben Bishop, a shot that hurt the goalie bad enough that it completely took him out of the play. Bishop went down like a sack of potatoes after being hit by the shot from Parayko and would remain down on his back in the crease while the play continued around him. That resulted in perhaps the easiest playoff goal of Stars forward Jaden Schwartz's National Hockey League career as he tossed the puck into what was effectively an empty net.
What was really bizarre here was that although Ben Bishop would stay down on the ice for a considerable length of time, he would eventually rise back up to his knees and began discussing with the Dallas Stars training staff. Unbelievably Bishop made the decision to stay in the game after looking like he had been shot, but that would prove to be catastrophic for the Dallas Stars. Just 33 seconds after the gimme goal for Jaden Schwartz, Bishop would cough up another goal on the very next shot from the St. Louis Blues.
Now to be fair to Bishop here the Stars did give the Blues a 2 on 0 breakaway opportunity which left Bishop guessing which way Sammy Blais would play out the breakaway, but he guessed wrong. Blais fired another rocket of a shot top shelf, beating Bishop on the blocker side, giving the Blues a massive 3 goal cushion in the 3rd period. Bishop would be pulled after this and did not remain on the bench, instead retreating to the locker room.