Robin Lehner did not hold back with blunt comment about playing in Buffalo


  • Robin Lehner is long removed from playing in Buffalo, but he hasn’t forgotten about his three-season tenure with there.
  • After earning a nomination for the 2019 Vezina trophy, Lehner is off to another stellar start with the Chicago Blackhawks, earning a .939 save percentage with a 2.22 GAA.
  • But before his stats received a boost, Lehner saw a dip during his time in Buffalo as a result of playing for what he believed to be arguably the worst defensive team in the league.
  • After a 3-2 win over the ducks in which he stopped 36-38 shots, the 28-year-old took a jab at his former squad.
  • To provide some context behind Lehner’s statement, here’s a stat to back him up: Buffalo finished ninth (30.6), first (34.3) and 10th (32.7) in shots against per game during Lehner’s time with the team.
  • The Swede managed to average a respectable .917 save percentage but failed to register a winning season. Buffalo has not made it to the postseason since 2011.
  • The Hawks will take on the Sabres on November 17 in what should be a ‘revenge game’ of sorts for Lehner.
  • We have a feeling he’ll be getting the call that night.
Sources & Credits: Blackhawks Talk, Bardown
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