BOSTON -- Craig Anderson made 27 saves in his second shutout of the season Monday in the Ottawa Senators' final game before the Christmas break.
That performance in a 5-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, however, didn't alter Senators coach Paul MacLean's plans for his team's first half of a home-and-home series against the Boston Bruins that starts Friday.
Robin Lehner will get the start in net at TD Garden.
"The plan was in place and we're sticking to it," MacLean said after the Senators' morning skate.
Tuukka Rask is expected to be the Bruins' starting goaltender, but he's scheduled to have a new backup. Niklas Svedberg, 24, was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League to join Rask and Chad Johnson on the NHL roster. Bruins coach Claude Julien said he plans to give Svedberg a start in the near future.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Carl Soderberg - Ryan Spooner - Matt Fraser
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Jordan Caron
Zdeno Chara - Torey Krug
Dennis Seidenberg - Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski - Adam McQuaid
Suspended: Shawn Thornton
Scratched: Chad Johnson
Injured: Loui Eriksson (concussion), Dougie Hamilton (lower body), Chris Kelly (leg)
Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Mika Zibanejad
Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Bobby Ryan
Colin Greening - Zack Smith - Chris Neil
Cory Conacher - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Erik Condra
Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Cody Ceci
Marc Methot - Eric Gryba
Scratched: Joe Corvo, Patrick Wiercioch, Matt Kassian