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SportsIslanders' Lehner calls goalie collisions 'a problem around the league'

19:07  14 march  2019
19:07  14 march  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Islanders beat Senators in shootout for Trotz's 800th win

Islanders beat Senators in shootout for Trotz's 800th win UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 Tuesday night, giving coach Barry Trotz his 800th win. Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Devon Toews and Ross Johnston scored in regulation to help the Islanders recover after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period and snap a two-game skid. Robin Lehner stopped 21 shots before leaving with an injury late in the third period. Thomas Greiss came on, stopped both shots he faced through overtime and denied Thomas Chabot and Bobby Ryan in the shootout.

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Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner exited New York's Tuesday game with the Senators due to an undisclosed injury with 4:40 remaining in the third period after a collision with Ottawa's Brady Tkachuk. Lehner left after Tkachuk barreled into him after getting by Brock Nelson at the right side of the crease.

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New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner doesn't think there is enough being done to protect goalies from opposing players and is ready to take matters into his own hands if they continue to barrel through his territory.

“This is a problem around the league that a lot of goalies get run into like that,” Lehner told reporters, including Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post. “Cannot complain about it, but maybe all the goalies should start protecting ourselves with our blockers and our sticks, and they shouldn’t call anything about that if we do it.”

The 27-year-old netminder was run over by Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk during the Islanders' 5-4 victory March 5. He left the contest with an upper-body injury and has not played since.

Islanders beat Senators in shootout for Trotz's 800th win

Islanders beat Senators in shootout for Trotz's 800th win UNIONDALE, N.Y. - After giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, the New York Islanders were relieved to get the win in the shootout. Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in the tiebreaker and the Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 Tuesday night, giving coach Barry Trotz his 800th win. Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Devon Toews and Ross Johnston scored in regulation to help the Islanders snap a two-game skid. "A little bit of an ugly third period for us, but we found a way at the end," Lee said. "Right now, the two points is the biggest thing." Robin Lehner stopped 21 shots before leaving with an injury late in the third period.

Islanders ' goaltender Robin Lehner took a shot, now he is issuing one — at the Ottawa player who put him into concussion protocol, and the league Lehner believes has done little to protect goalies from opposing But again, this is a problem around the league that a lot of goalies get run into like that.’’

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Lehner practiced with the team for the first time Wednesday and had some choice words for the Senators' young talent.

“Got to be honest, everyone always does it on purpose, which is fine. It’s part of hockey,” Lehner said. “But there are a few guys in the league who always do it intentionally on goalies. They’re just brought up and taught that way. It doesn’t matter if (Nelson) pushed on him or not, he’s coming into me, that’s just part of his game. I’m just happy I’m not out longer."

To add insult to injury, the Senators scored a goal on the play, prompting the Swede to voice his opinion on another issue he feels the league still has yet to solve.

“I think it’s a joke," Lehner said. “You look around at all the different hits and all the different stuff, it’s so inconsistent. Goalie interference and stuff like that, I’ve seen goals where players are holding goalies’ pads and sitting on them and it’s still a goal. So I don’t think they really know what they’re doing.”

Lehner has made his bid for the Vezina Trophy this season. Among netminders with a minimum of 30 games played, he ranks third with a .927 save percentage and second with a 2.19 goals-against average heading into Thursday's action.

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