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Lightning lose goaltender Bishop to apparent leg injury

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) is carted off the ice after being injured during the first period of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) is carted off the ice after being injured during the first period of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) tewists his leg as he is injured during the first period of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) tewists his leg as he is injured during the first period of Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Friday, May 13, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

The opening minutes of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning featured scary moments for both teams.

Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang left briefly early in the first period after getting hit illegally from behind by Tampa Bay's Ryan Callahan. Later, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop exited with an apparent left leg injury and was replaced by backup Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Callahan earned a 5-minute major penalty after crunching Letang in the corner by the Pittsburgh net. Letang made it off the ice under his own power and returned later in the period.

Bishop, a Vezina Trophy finalist, was attempting to move from the side of the net back in front during a scramble and appeared to wrench his left leg. He left the ice on a stretcher.