It was a coin flip chance, and Paul MacLean couldn’t really go wrong.
Robin Lehner shut the Bruins out one year ago, the only time Ottawa beat Boston last year. Ben Bishop was the 3rd star of the week on Monday, then promptly went out and almost single-handedly beat the Canadiens.
Tonight, Lehner will start his first game of the season in the Ottawa net, based on the fact that he was the first goalie off the ice at practice, according to media in attendance. Although if you were tuned into twitter, there was some confusion as different reporters said conflicting things, until it was confirmed after practice. Craig Anderson did make the trip and practiced this morning with the team. His potential return on the weekend is still a possibility, meaning Lehner could be sent back to Binghamton at any point if Anderson is good to return.
As for the rest of the lineup, there will be no changes from the Montreal game on Monday night.
Puck Drop is at 7:00 from TD Garden in Boston. Check out our full game previewfor more.