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Lehner will be in the crease Saturday against the Blues, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Though Lehner will earn his second straight start on the strength of his excellent outing Thursday versus the Predators, it would be premature to say that he's unseated Craig Anderson as the Sens' top option in goal. Instead, it appears coach Paul MacLean settled on Lehner for Saturday's start based on his successes against the Blues last season. Lehner was victorious in both his starts versus St. Louis in 2013-14, posting a .927 save percentage.
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Lehner saved 33 of 35 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Predators.
A fine outing for Lehner in his first start since Nov. 9. He'd been riding the bench in favor of Craig Anderson consistently after giving up nine goals over two starts, and he'll probably yield the net to Anderson on Saturday against the Blues.
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Lehner will draw the start in goal Thursday against the Predators, Brent Wallace of TSN Ottawa reports.
Craig Anderson has slipped up a bit over the last three games while manning the net for the Senators, so coach Paul MacLean will let Lehner man the crease for the night to give his No. 1 netminder a rest. Lehner will have a tall order ahead of him Thursday, as he'll match up against a Predators squad that racked up nine goals in a demolition of the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
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Lehner gave up five goals on 30 shots in Sunday's loss to Toronto.
Lehner has now lost two straight games, surrendering nine goals in that span. He is still 3-2-1 on the season, but after two straight disappointing performances, Lehner hasn't gained any traction on Craig Anderson, who has seen the majority of starts thus far. At only 23 years of age, Lehner has a bright future ahead of him and could steal the starting gig if he gets hot.
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Lehner will start in net against the Canucks on Sunday, Mark Masters of TSN reports.
Lehner took his first loss in regulation last Saturday against the Bruins by a score of 4-2 despite making 26 saves. He continues to split time with Craig Anderson, though the latter receives more starts. Lehner carries a a 3-1-1 record, 2.54 GAA and .927 save percentage with him into Sunday's matchup against the Canucks.
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Lehner made 26 saves in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.
It's his first regulation loss this season -- he drops to 3-1-1 thus far.
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Lehner will start between the pipes Saturday against the Bruins, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Lehner has played well while splitting time with Craig Anderson to start the season, and will be in the crease again Saturday. The goalie situation in Ottawa is worth monitoring as the season progresses to see if either netminder can seize control of the starting job.
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Lehner (personal) returned to practice Friday, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Lehner left the team Thursday to attend the birth of his first child, prompting the team to recall Andrew Hammond from AHL Binghamton as an emergency option for the game against the Blackhawks. Now that he's back with the team, Lehner figures to be an option for Saturday's game against the Bruins, though coach Paul MacLean has yet to officially announce a starter.
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Lehner will start between the pipes Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Lehner and Craig Anderson will likely continue to split starts until one emerges as the clear winner, but for now, both netminders have been playing great. Anderson was impressive in the team's loss to the Blackhawks Sunday night, and Lehner will need to impress Tuesday to keep up.
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Lehner denied 26 of 29 shots Saturday against the Devils, but was handed the overtime loss.
Playing in front of a sellout crowd in Ottawa in the Sens' first game following the tumult in the Canadian capital earlier in the week, Lehner turned in an honorable effort on the evening. The Devils were able to capitalize on a few defensive mistakes by the Senators in the second period to get two shots past Lehner, before Jaromir Jagr scored the game-winning tally in the extra five minutes. Lehner owns a 2-0-1 record and 2.23 GAA over three outings, production that's good enough to keep him in the conversation for fairly consistent duty in goal.