The Senators have signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a three-year, $6.675 million dollar contract extension.
Lehner, 23, was 12-15-6 with a 3.06 GAA and .913 SV% with the Senators last season. The 2009 second round pick (46th overall) has a chance to supplant Craig Anderson as the Senators' starter this season. However, Ottawa is not expected to be all that competitive so their goaltenders will be mediocre number-2 options heading into draft day.
Lehner stopped 38 of 39 shots in a win over the Devils on Thursday. He has won each of his last three starts with a 1.95 GAA and .951 SV%. He will start the final game of the season tonight vs. the Penguins. Lehner will close out his season after going 11-15-6 with a 3.10 GAA and .913 SV% in his first 29 starts.
Lehner stopped 41 of 43 shots in a win over the Rangers on Saturday. Lehner has faced a ridiculous 41.2 shots per game in his last five starts. He won three of the five with a 2.52 GAA and .941 SV%. The 22-year-old is still working his way into the NHL, and it looks like he has a bright future ahead of him. As long as the Senators sign him in the offseason, he could take more of starting role next season, with Craig Anderson set to be a UFA in the following season.
Lehner surrendered three goals on 40 shots in a win over the Flames last Sunday. He has allowed 10 goals in his last four starts, but he is hardly to blame as the Senators have allowed him to see an average of 38 shots per game in that span. He will look for revenge vs. the Rangers tonight. The first time he took on New York he was pulled after allowing five goals on 28 shots.
Lehner allowed two goals on 41 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Panthers on Tuesday. He has one win in his last seven starts with a 3.74 GAA and .897 SV%. He makes for a decent spot-start option tonight with the Flames in town.
Lehner left practice early after a collision with Eric Gryba.
Lehner stayed down for a bit, then got up, talked to trainers and stayed on for only about five more minutes before leaving for the locker room. With Lehner getting hurt look for Craig Anderson to return to the net on Friday.
Craig Anderson is still not ready which leaves Lehner to make his seventh straight start. He stopped 35 of 38 shots in a shootout win over the Lightning last night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the young goaltender. He has a nice matchup tonight vs. the Panthers.
The Ottawa Senators did not have a morning skate and chose to workout at the hotel, but the belief is that Craig Anderson is still not ready which leaves Lehner to make his seventh straight start. He stopped 35 of 38 shots in a shootout win over the Lightning last night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the young goaltender. He has a nice matchup tonight vs. the Panthers.
Lehner will start once again for the Senators, Craig Anderson will back-up.
Lehner gave up three goals on 44 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday. Lehner was actually strong, but the Sens have just been awful as of late. The 22-year-old has lost all five starts since Anderson was injured, posting a 4.34 GAA and .880 SV% in the process. Tonight, he faces a red-hot Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.
Lehner back in goal for Senators on Saturday; Anderson still not ready.
Lehner allowed five goals on 28 shots in a loss to the Lightning on Thursday. He has lost all four starts while posting an ugly 4.66 GAA and .863 SV% since Craig Anderson got hurt. With Andy still sidelined he will get the call this afternoon in Dallas. The Stars have lost their last four games, but Lehner is struggling too much to be trusted right now.
Lehner gets his fourth straight start for the Senators.
Lehner was yanked after allowing five goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers. Lehner has allowed 13 goals in three starts since Craig Anderson went down with an injury. He should be avoided again tonight when he takes on a Lightning team who's captain, Steven Stamkos is firing on all cylinders.
Lehner surrendered three goals on 22 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday. He has now lost each of his two starts since Craig Anderson was hurt, while posting a 4.01 GAA and .886 SV% in the process. With Anderson still sidelined, Lehner gets the nod vs. the Rangers tonight.
Lehner is expected to be in goal for the Senators.
Lehner surrendered three goals on 22 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday. He has now lost each of his two starts since Craig Anderson was hurt, while posting a 4.01 GAA and .886 SV% in the process. With Anderson still sidelined, it looks like Lehner gets the nod vs. the Rangers.
Lehner starts again for the Senators, Craig Anderson is not ready yet.
Lehner stopped 43 of 48 shots in a 5-4 OT loss to the Habs last night. Lehner looked to be in line for the win, until the Canadiens scored three goals in the final four minutes of the game, including the game-tying goal at 0.3 seconds left. The OT winner was pretty suspect. He appeared to have it covered before it squeaked loose to a wide open Francois Bouillion. It will be tough for a better result tonight with the Avalanche in town.
Lehner stopped 12 of 13 shots in an OT loss to the Predators after replacing the injured Craig Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson still has not skated since getting hurt, so Lehner will take over as the Sens number-1 until Andy is able to get back between the pipes. Lehner made 33 saves in a 4-1 victory over the Habs in their first meeting in November.