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New York Islanders Daily: Robin Lehner Wins 8th Consecutive Start

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders glances at a referee during the third period against the Florida Panthers at the Barclays Center on October 24, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders glances at a referee during the third period against the Florida Panthers at the Barclays Center on October 24, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders have won 10 of their last 12 games and a large chunk of the credit goes to Robin Lehner for his work over that span.

For the eighth time in a row, Robin Lehner started a game and won the game for the New York Islanders. The Isles beat the Rangers 4-3 last night in a pretty sloppy effort, but Robin Lehner was good once again.

Sure, his .900 save percentage from last night doesn’t look good on paper but if you watched the game he made many big saves and the goals he let in he didn’t have much of a chance on. The Ryan Strome goal came on a wide open look on the power play and Jasper Fast’s goal was batted out of the air at point blank range.

Plus when you consider his 16 saves in the third period, to the Islanders one shot on goal you start to realize how much he meant to the team last night. In his last eight games, Lehner is 8-0-0 with a 1.45 goals against average and a .956 save percentage.

That’s stupid good. On the season, he’s now 10-6-3 in 20 starts with a 2.22 goals against average and a .926 save percentage. He also leads the Islanders goalies with an 84.52 high danger save percentage.

The Islanders are getting phenomenal value on Robin Lehner this year, and they’d be wise to give him an extension as well. He likely won’t keep this pace up forever but if he gives you a .915 save percentage or better you’re in good shape.

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