SUNRISE, Fla. — Here are the projected lineups for the Florida Panthers and Ottawa Senators on Thursday night at BB&T Center:
Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Jakob Silfverberg
Guillaume Latendresse - Kyle Turris - Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening - Zack Smith - Chris Neil
Jim O'Brien - Peter Regin - Erik Condra
Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Sergei Gonchar
Patrick Wiercioch - Andre Benoit
Injured: Jared Cowen, Mike Lundin
Scratches: Kaspars Daugavins, Mark Borowiecki
Coach Paul MacLean is going with the same lineup he used in the 4-0 victory Monday against those same Panthers, which was the team’s last game. The only difference is that Ben Bishop will serve as the backup goalie after Robin Lehner was reassigned Tuesday to Binghamton.
Tomas Fleischmann - Stephen Weiss - Alex Kovalev
Jonathan Huberdeau - Peter Mueller - Tomas Kopecky
Scottie Upshall - Shawn Matthias - Drew Shore
Jack Skille - Jerred Smithson - George Parros
Filip Kuba - Brian Campbell
Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver
Ed Jovanovski - Keaton Ellerby
Injured: Kris Versteeg, Marcel Goc, Erik Gudbranson, Sean Bergenheim,
Scratches: Mike Santorelli, Tyson Strachan
Captain Ed Jovanovski will be back in the lineup after sitting out Tuesday at Montreal, the second set of back-to-back games.
Drew Shore earned another start after making his NHL debut in a 4-1 loss against the Canadiens.
“He had a lot of enthusiasm out there,” Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said. “Extremely coachable and knows the game. He’s a kid that has stepped in and really made a statement. I thought he had a good game to start his NHL career the other night.”