New York Islanders: Robin Lehner Returns From Injury
By Matt O'Leary
For the first time since leaving the Senators game last Tuesday, Robin Lehner is back on the ice for the New York Islanders and ready to play.
Every single New York Islanders fan held their breath last Tuesday. On their way to an eventual 5-4 win, the Islanders lost their starting goalie when Brady Tkachuk steamrolled through Lehner which led to a Senators goal.
As you can see from the video whether Brock Nelson put his hands on Brady Tkachuk or not Robin Lehner was going to get ran into. Unfortunately not only did the goal count to tie the game but Lehner left the game.
He missed just over a week but the Isles are lucky to get him back now, as the playoff push continues. In 38 games this year, Lehner has a 20-11-5 record with a .927 save percentage and a 2.19 goals against average.
Lehner has been masterful, and he’s established himself as the Islanders starter, even though Greiss is right there with him in save percentage. The Isles are winning games right now because of their goalie play.
The offense has been quiet, all year really, so the Islanders compensate with the best goalie tandem in the league. They’ve played playoff style of hockey all year long and they got their goalie back just in time for the big tournament starting next month.
Robin Lehner has the chance to continue his career year tonight, as the Islanders take on the Canadiens at home in what could be a potential first-round playoff preview as the Isles fight for first and the Canadiens fight for a playoff spot.
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