1. Lehner’s Debut Joy
It was the moment we had all been waiting for since the NHL Trade Deadline.
After the Vegas Golden Knights had pulled the trigger on a monster trade for goalie Robin Lehner from the Chicago Blackhawks, the next step was to see the 28-year-old in action.
And Lehner didn’t disappoint.
Making his debut against the Buffalo Sabres, Lehner played a vital role in the Golden Knights tying a franchise record for most consecutive wins with eight.
Despite allowing a goal on the first shot he faced, Lehner was strong throughout and he rebounded from that early setback, going on to stop eight of the first nine shots flung in his direction.
Lehner went on to stop 32 shots in total on what was a busy night, making it a debut to remember for the Golden Knights.
It was an impressive first outing for the goalie who gives the Golden Knights one of the best netminding tandems in the entire National Hockey League.
And, given that you need elite goaltending in order to win championships, the Vegas Golden Knights have now given themselves plenty of insurance behind Marc-Andre Fleury.