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New York Islanders Daily: Robin Lehner Shines In Isles Debut

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Thomas Greiss #1 and Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders celebrate a 4-0 shutout against the San Jose Sharks skates against the San Jose Sharks at the Barclays Center on October 08, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The islanders shutout the Sharks 4-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Thomas Greiss #1 and Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders celebrate a 4-0 shutout against the San Jose Sharks skates against the San Jose Sharks at the Barclays Center on October 08, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The islanders shutout the Sharks 4-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders goalie, Robin Lehner, was fantastic in his debut in blue and orange yesterday stopping all 35 shots he faced.

After letting Thomas Greiss get the first two games, it was time for Robin Lehner to get his first start with the New York Islanders. Lehner didn’t disappoint in his official debut as an Islanders netminder.

San Jose was able to get 35 shots on net throughout the game but Robin stood tall, stopping every single shot. He never had to make any crazy save or anything like that, Lehner made it look easy.

Robin is the first Islander in the team history to have a shutout in his debut with the team. After a turbulent season in 2017-2018, that featured problems with his mental health, Lehner is off to a hot start with his new team.

He’s a very easy person to root for, especially after finding out about his daily struggles. The team has been super supportive of him, Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz have come out and publicly supported Lehner. He finally feels like he has a good working environment.

With a long layoff until their game on Saturday night, in Nashville, it’s safe to bet that Robin Lehner will be between the pipes again. He earned it.

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