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New York Islanders Daily: Robin Lehner Shines In Loss

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 20: Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders celebrates a 3-0 shut-out against the Anaheim Ducks at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 20, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 20: Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders celebrates a 3-0 shut-out against the Anaheim Ducks at NYCB Live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 20, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Even in a loss, Robin Lehner was absolutely fantastic for the New York Islanders last night as they fell 3-2 in a shootout.

The New York Islanders five-game win streak came to an end last night in Chicago. They were able to pick up a point, as it would finish in a 3-2 shootout loss, but even in a losing effort Robin Lehner was spectacular.

Lehner was recently named the number one star of the week, and boy was it deserved. Heading into last night, he allowed just two goals in his last three starts, winning all three decisions.

Unfortunately for Lehner and the Islanders, the Blackhawks power play came into last night on fire and they continued that hot streak. It took a 5-on-3 for the Islanders to allow a goal, their first in over seven periods of hockey.

Then another power-play goal would be added by one of the best centers in the game, Jonathan Toews. There was nothing Lehner could do about either goal, and he was perfect on five on five stopping all 35 attempts.

He ended the night, 38 of 40 which equates to a .950 save percentage. Lehner now leads the league in save percentage and goals against average with a .931 and a 2.02 goals against average.

Robin, like the Islanders, are one of the best feel-good stories of the NHL season. If he continues to play at a high level, the Isles will have no issues making the playoffs.

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