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Golden Knights’ Lehner Calls Out Twitter For Doubting Him

Robin Lehner took to Twitter and called out fans who doubted his ability to get the job done for the Golden Knights in Game 7.

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For everyone who doubted Robin Lehner’s ability to get the job done on Friday night in Game 7 versus the Vancouver Canucks, the goaltender thanks you.

If not for the many posts and wild debate about who should get the start in net for the Vegas Golden Knights, who knows if Lehner would have gotten his third shut out in six games, helped the Golden Knights advance to the Western Conference Finals and send the Canucks home.

Lehner took to social media after the game on Friday and said, “Twitter got me fired up for today’s game. Thanks for the motivation!”

There was widespread debate as to which goaltender should get the start in a crucial elimination game. Our Facebook poll was just one of many that showed Marc-Andre Fleury was the netminder most people would have gone with and their argument was sound since Lehner had struggled a touch in the two losses that led to a Game 7.

But, it was that doubt that apparently fueled Lehner onto a fantastic performance and eventual win. Despite Fleury being the more rested netminder, Lehner got the call, played extremely well and made 14 saves to blank the Canucks.

The Game Itself Was Something Else

That Game 7 matchup was quite the affair if you’re a fan of goaltending. One goalie (Thatcher Demko) faced 34 shots, stopping 33 of them. He’s got people talking about his standout performances over the past few days. The other didn’t get much action but had to stay focused while not seeing many shots, coming up big when it mattered most.

Lehner will likely get the nod as the starter for Vegas moving forward and his performance probably puts to bed any debate about who the Golden Knights will ride with as they try to compete for another Stanley Cup Finals performance.

So, again, to all the Twitter fans who got Lehner riled up… he says thank you. His appreciation post might not necessarily be a real thank you and more of a back-handed compliment than anything, but it’s still nice to be acknowledged.

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