Islanders goalie sends heartfelt tweet after team is swept out of playoffs
The New York Islanders’ best season in 25 years came to a disappointing end on Friday, but that didn’t stop Robin Lehner from keeping things in perspective.
Lehner sent a heartfelt tweet thanking the fans for their support throughout the team’s season, which came to an end with a 5-2 Game 4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, resulting in a sweep in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Not the ending we wanted. I’m so proud of this group. This organization has a bright future! From the bottom of my heart me and my family want to thank the islanders fans for the great support. Never gonna forget this year of my life. Good luck too Carolina. Great team.
— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) May 4, 2019
The Isles’ season was looking bright after they swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. Things changed abruptly though as they ran up against a hot Hurricanes team, which carried the momentum from a Game 7 win over the Capitals into the second round.
The Islanders finished the regular season 48-27-7. Their .628 winning percentage was their highest since 1983-84. Lehner was 25-13 with a 2.13 GAA in his first season with the franchise.