There will be no changes in the Canadiens’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Senators at Scotiabank Place.
Rene Bourque, who missed Saturdays 3-0 win over the Rangers because of the flu, did not accompany the team to the nation’s capital and coach Michel Therrien said he wasn’t sure whether Bourque would join the team for Wednesday’s game in Toronto.
The Canadiens are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference and have two points and a game in hand on the Senators. Ottawa has the best home record in the East at 8-1-2 despite the loss of their top forward (Jason Spezza), their top defenceman (Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson) and No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson. Ben Bishop, who was named the No. 3 star in the NHL last week, will start for the Senators tonight.
Defenceman Francis Bouillon will play his 500th game as a Canadien.