Lehner allowed three goals on 32 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 6.
Lehner was able to get an overtime win Game 4, but he wasn't able to tie the series again Thursday. Artturi Lehkonen's tally 1:39 into the extra session ended the Golden Knights' season. The 29-year-old Lehner only drew into three playoff games as Marc-Andre Fleury was the primary goalie. The duo will likely again patrol the crease for Vegas in 2021-22, with both being mid-to-high quality fantasy options heading into next season.
Lehner is slated to get the start in goal on the road in Thursday's Game 6 against the Canadiens, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
The Golden Knights went back to Marc-Andre Fleury for Tuesday's Game 5 after Lehner picked up a win in Sunday's Game 4 against Montreal, and that move ultimately backfired, as Fleury ended up surrendering three goals on just 25 shots en route to a 4-1 loss. Lehner will try to help Vegas force a Game 7 by picking up his second win of the playoffs over the Canadiens on Thursday.
Lehner stopped 27 of 28 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win overtime win over the Canadiens in Game 4.
In just his second playoff appearance this year, Lehner delivered an excellent game to help the Golden Knights tie the series at two games apiece. It was a strong bounce-back effort for the 29-year-old after he surrendered seven goals in Game 1 versus the Avalanche in the second round. The Swede's strong performance Sunday could lead to him getting another starting nod for Tuesday's pivotal Game 5 showdown.
Lehner will get the starting nod for Sunday's Game 4 showdown in Montreal, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
As expected after he was seen in the starter's net for Sunday's morning skate, Lehner will make his first appearance of the series. Marc-Andre Fleury had lost two straight games, allowing six goals on 50 shots as the Canadiens built a 2-1 series lead. Lehner will start for the first time since he was crushed for seven goals on 37 shots in Game 1 against the Avalanche. He recorded a 2.29 GAA and a .913 save percentage during the regular season.
Lehner was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate Sunday, indicating he's likely to start Game 4 against Montreal, Kyle Bukauskas of Sportsnet reports.
This news comes as a surprise, as Lehner hasn't seen game action since he allowed seven (!) goals to Colorado in Game 1 of Round 2 on May 30. Marc-Andre Fleury was less than stellar in back-to-back losses to Montreal, though, allowing six goals on 50 shots, so the Golden Knights are likely hoping the change in net helps reverse their recent misfortune. It's also important to note that head coach Peter DeBoer refused to confirm a netminder for the evening's contest in his media availability after the practice session, so those partaking in the fantasy arena Sunday will want to check back in once pregame warmups commence around 7:30 p.m. EDT for clarification.
Contrary to an earlier report, Lehner (undisclosed) will return as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup for Game 4 against Colorado on Sunday, per NHL.com.
Lehner missed Games 2 and 3 with an undisclosed issue but he's back on the bench for Game 4. The 29-year-old was shelled for seven goals on 37 shots in Game 1 against the Avalanche and likely won't see another start unless Fleury is injured. Logan Thompson served as the backup for the last two games but will now head back to the press box as a healthy scratch.
Lehner (undisclosed) is expected to remain out of the lineup for Sunday's Game 4 against Colorado, Nicholas Cotsonika of NHL.com reports.
Lehner sat out Game 3 with this issue, and it appears he's not yet ready to return. Logan Thompson should continue to back up Marc-Andre Fleury as long as Lehner's out of the lineup.
Lehner (undisclosed) will not suit up for Friday's Game 3 contest against the Avalanche, per NHL.com.
Lehner will be unavailable for a second straight game, so Logan Thompson will once again serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup. The 29-year-old allowed seven goals on 37 shots in his lone postseason appearance so far. He'll be questionable for Game 4 on Sunday.
Lehner (undisclosed) will once again be a game-time decision versus Colorado for Game 3 on Friday after skipping the game-day skate, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Lehner's potential absence is unlikely to impact the Golden Knights' lineup as Marc-Andre Fleury is in line to start Game 3. Still, without Lehner the club won't have the two-headed monster that saw it register the second-best record in the NHL this season.
Lehner (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for warmups and won't be in uniform for Wednesday's Game 2 against Colorado, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
The specifics of the absence remain unclear, but Logan Thompson will be the primary backup behind Marc-Andre Fleury for Wednesday's game. Lehner was shelled in Game 1, surrendering seven goals on 37 shots. The 29-year-old will look to get healthy and return to the lineup for Game 3 on Friday.
Lehner (undisclosed) is considered a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 2 versus Colorado, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Marc-Andre Fleury is slated to start Wednesday, so if Lehner's unable to go, Jiri Patera will likely dress as the Golden Knights' backup against the Avalanche. Confirmation on Lehner's status should surface once Vegas takes the ice for pregame warmups.
Lehner surrendered seven goals on 37 shots in Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Avalanche in Game 1.
Lehner looked uncomfortable in the crease at times, although the Avalanche pressured the Golden Knights well as a team. The Swede was making his playoff debut after Marc-Andre Fleury played all seven games versus the Wild in the first round. With Lehner's disappointing effort Sunday, it wouldn't be surprising to see Fleury tending the twine in Wednesday's Game 2.
Lehner was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to start Game 1 against Colorado on Sunday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Marc-Andre Fleury played every minute of the hard-fought seven-game series with Minnesota in Round 1, so Lehner will sub in to give him some rest. Lehner isn't exactly a pushover as far as No. 2 netminders go, as his 2.29 GAA, .913 save percentage and 13-4-2 record this year illustrate, so anyone backing Vegas in Game 1 shouldn't be scared away by the change in net.
Lehner gave up two goals on 21 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche.
Despite only having 15 skaters available due to injuries and cap constraints, the Golden Knights kept the puck away from Lehner fairly well. The 29-year-old goalie was good, but fatigue throughout the team may have played a factor in the third period as the Avalanche completed a comeback win. Lehner dropped to 13-4-2 with a 2.29 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 19 outings.
Lehner is expected to get the starting nod for Monday's home contest against the Avalanche, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
After a month of dominant play, Lehner has stumbled a bit down the stretch. He's coughed up nine goals on just 57 shots in his last two outings. Still, the 29-year-old owns a respectable .917 save percentage and 2.30 GAA through 18 games this season. Monday's contest will be Lehner's first look at Colorado's lethal offense.
Lehner allowed three goals on 25 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.
Lehner wasn't particularly sharp, as he allowed a shorthanded goal in the first period and two more tallies at even strength in the second. The Swede settled in late and the Golden Knights got him off the hook before Jonathan Marchessault's game-winner in overtime. Lehner improved to 13-3-2 with a 2.30 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 18 games. Should the Golden Knights' goalie rotation continue through the end of the regular season, Lehner's next start would be Monday versus the Avalanche.
Lehner was the first goalie to exit the ice at morning skate, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports, indicating he'll tend the twine against the Blues at home Friday.
Despite Lehner having conceded eight goals in his last two appearances, the Golden Knights continue to go with an every-other-game goalie rotation. Even if he can bounce back with some strong performances in his final few contests, Lehner may be hard-pressed to supplant Marc-Andre Fleury as Vegas' preferred option in the postseason.
Lehner allowed six goals on 32 shots in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Lehner needed to protect a two-goal lead in the final 10 minutes of the game, but he gave up three goals in that span. The Swede has had very few ugly games, but this was one them. He dropped to 12-3-2 with a 2.27 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 17 outings. If the Golden Knights stick to their goalie rotation, Marc-Andre Fleury would start Wednesday's rematch with the Wild.
Lehner will patrol the blue paint for Monday's contest against the Wild, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Lehner saw his six-game winning streak come to an end after allowing two goals on 31 shots against the Coyotes on Friday. Over his last 11 games, he's 9-1-1 with a 1.61 GAA and .938 save percentage. He's allowed two or fewer goals in all but one of those contests. The 29-year-old has faced the Wild just once this season, allowing two goals on 37 shots in an overtime loss.
Lehner allowed two goals on 31 shots in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Coyotes. The third goal was an empty-netter.
Lehner played well, but the Golden Knights' offense had a rare quiet game. The 29-year-old Swede slipped to 12-2-2 with a 2.03 GAA and a .923 save percentage through 16 appearances. With the second half of a back-to-back Saturday versus the Coyotes, Lehner will likely retreat to the bench while Marc-Andre Fleury gets the nod.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/24||@ MON||L 2-3 (OT)||1||3||29||32|
|06/20||@ MON||W 2-1 (OT)||1||1||27||28|
|05/30||@ COL||L 1-7||1||7||30||37|
|05/10||vs COL||L 1-2||1||2||19||21|
|05/07||vs STL||W 4-3 (OT)||1||3||22||25|
|05/03||@ MIN||L 5-6||1||6||26||32|
|04/30||@ ARI||L 0-3||1||2||29||31|
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