Ben Bishop To Start For Ottawa Senators Against The Toronto Maple Leafs; Chris Neil GTD


As I had guessed in my preview for tonight‘s game,  Ben Bishop, will get his second straight start when he faces the Maple Leafs tonight.  Bishop is coming off a 24 save shutout against the Rangers on Thursday.

Mar 28, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) shoots on Ottawa Senators goalie Ben Bishop (30) in the third period at Scotiabank Place. The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Bishop is 1-2 in 3 career games against the Leafs with a 3.41 GAA and .865 SP.  He is 1-1 this season.

The other option, Robin Lehner is 1-0 in his career with a 2.00 GAA and .920 SP, so I guess MacLean is going with the hot hand as opposed to the track record against Toronto.

Chris Neil will be a game time decision after taking a skate in the calf much like a player sliding into second trying to break up a double play in baseball.  Neil came back and finished the game Thursday, but will take the warmup to see if he is good to go.