The Vegas Golden Knights will not start Robin Lehner tonight, which is a surprise to many. This has to give the Chicago Blackhawks an advantage.
For some reason, the Vegas Golden Knights will not start Robin Lehner for tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The only reason a team wouldn’t start Lehner would be if he was “unfit to play”, even though Vegas announced they’d be using both goalies during the playoffs. He is fit to play, but he will be the backup tonight.
Lehner played amazing, only giving up 4-goals in 2-games against his former team. He’s a guy that makes little mistakes, something that has hurt the Blackhawks chances of winning. Chicago cannot make many mistakes against a goalie with the skill of Lehner. Lehner is hot right now, winning every start since being traded to Vegas.
There has to be a better reason than just wanting to play Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury is a great goalie, but Lehner has Chicago’s number, so far, in this series.
We’ll see what happens, with Game 3 just about to start. It’s just very shocking to me.
Chicago is looking to avoid falling down 3-0 in a series against a very talented Vegas team, a team that has either been ahead of each game or tied. Chicago has never had in the series so far.
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The Blackhawks have only won 5 series when falling down 2-0. Not to get ahead of ourselves, but I believe if they can tie the series at 2 during the next 2-games, they have a real good shot at making it 6.