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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Articles tagged: Robin Lehner

Look: Robin Lehner’s NHL award has a pretty terrible mix-up

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Goaltender Robin Lehner was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy at the end of the 2018-19 season, honoring him for perseverance and sportsmanship after he battled back from alcoholism and bipolar disorder to backstop the team to the playoffs. However, there was one little problem with the trophy.

Lehner won the award as a member of the New York Islanders, but the trophy listed him as a member of the New York Rangers in a pretty big error.

One would assume the NHL will supply him with a new nameplate. It’s the least they can do, especially after Lehner formed such a quality bond with Islanders fans over the course of the season.

Islanders goalie sends heartfelt tweet after team is swept out of playoffs

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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.

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.