OTTAWA -- Here are the projected lineups for the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators on Monday night at Scotiabank Place:
Brandon Prust – Tomas Plekanec – Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk – Lars Eller – Erik Cole
Travis Moen – Ryan White – Colby Armstrong
Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges – Raphael Diaz
Francis Bouillon – P.K. Subban
Injuries: Rene Bourque, Petteri Nokelainen
Scratches: Tomas Kaberle, Yannick Weber
Jakob Silfverberg – Kyle Turris – Daniel Alfredsson
Colin Greening – Mika Zibanejad- Erik Condra
Dave Dziurzynski – Zack Smith – Chris Neil
Kaspars Daugavins – Derek Grant – Jim O’Brien
Andre Benoit – Chris Phillips
Marc Methot – Eric Gryba
Patrick Wiercioch – Sergei Gonchar
Injuries: Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Guillaume Latendresse, Jared Cowen, Craig Anderson, Peter Regin
Scratches: Mike Lundin
Bishop will be making his second straight start and third appearance since relieving Anderson, who sprained his ankle against the Rangers on Feb. 21. On Monday, the Senators' backup goaltender was named the NHL's "Third Star" for the week ending on Feb. 24. Bishop went 3-0-0 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .931 save percentage during that period, as the Senators continue to ride a four-game winning streak.
"It's always nice to be able to play and help your team out, especially when [Anderson] has been playing so well," Bishop said. "You just try and keep up your end of the bargain and hopefully keep doing [well]."
Spezza (back) took his first skate prior to practice on Monday morning. Spezza required surgery to repair a herniated disk sustained on Jan. 27 against Pittsburgh. Coach Paul MacLean says the center's recovery remains on schedule.
Anderson tested his ankle on the ice on Monday, but did not skate.
Michalek (knee) could practice before the team leaves for Boston on Thursday, assuming that he continues to progress.