Lehner made 16 saves in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Devils. The Islanders put on a defensive clinic against a New Jersey team that's still without star forward Taylor Hall (lower body). New York raced out to a 3-0 lead and made life easy for Lehner after that, though Andy Greene managed to break up Lehner's shutout bid 7:07 into the third period. With 10 wins in his past 11 starts, the Swedish netminder has been a stud lately.
Lehner will be in net for Thursday's home game against the Devils, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Dating back to Dec. 18, Lehner has posted a 9-1-0 record to go along with a 1.46 GAA and .951 save percentage. He will take on a Devils squad that is a dismal 5-16-3 away from home this season. On paper, the Islanders' netminder is a very solid play Thursday evening.
Lehner will patrol the crease Tuesday against the Blues, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Lehner dropped a 2-1 decision to the Rangers in his last start. Prior to that, the Islanders' netminder had won eight straight. Facing a Blues team riding a three-game win streak, Lehner will be looking to end St. Louis' run of good form and get back in the win column with a strong performance of his own. The two teams last played on Jan. 5 with New York prevailing 4-3. Lehner picked up the win in that contest.
Lehner stopped 24 of 26 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers. The 27-year-old saw his winning streak snapped at eight, but Lehner got let down by the Islanders' offense in this one. He hasn't given up more than three goals in a game in over two months, and Lehner's 2.21 GAA and .926 save percentage have allowed him to seize the No. 1 job from Thomas Greiss and not let it go.
Lehner will start in goal Saturday afternoon against the visiting Rangers, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Lehner reportedly will be countered by the Rangers' backup netminder, Alexandar Georgiev, in this matinee. The former ranks second in the league with a 2.22 GAA and .926 save percentage between 22 games, and now he's about to take on a team that has lost five in a row.
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