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Robin Lehner Breakaway Stop
Robin Lehner has been an absolute wall for the New York Islanders between the pipes. At the time of writing, he sits first in terms of goals-against on average and second in terms of save percentage.
"Greiss has been equally fantastic. His stats aren’t at the same heights of Robin Lehner, but his 2.50 GAA and 0.920SV% has been outstanding. Considering where he was last season with a 3.82GAA and 0.892SV%. I just wanted to make sure Greiss got his due."
Lehner has been out of this world for the New York Islanders. He’s a big reason that the New York Islanders sit at the top of the Metropolitan Division.
On most nights he pulls out his A game and backstops the Islanders to victory. He’s stopping pucks and stepping up when the Islanders need him the most. That made obvious against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, January 20th.
The Islanders were up 2-0 thanks to Cal Clutterbuck after the first period. As the second period started the Ducks came out firing and just over a minute into the second period the Ducks found themselves on a breakaway. Lehner made sure it didn’t end up in the back of the net.
It’s a standard breakaway move pull the goalie wide go across him and bury it with the backhand. I bet Josh Mason wasn’t counting on 6’4″ Lehner to get over so quickly.
Lehner didn’t have to make too many stops that afternoon, but when he needed make a stop he was there to make it.