Robin Lehner to get second straight start for Blackhawks vs. Flyers


Robin Lehner will start in goal for the Blackhawks when they battle the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center on Thursday to wrap up a seven-game homestand, coach Jeremy Colliton confirmed after morning skate. This will be his second consecutive start and fourth of the season.

Lehner is coming off a game in which he turned aside 33 of 34 shots for a save percentage of .971, which earned him the No. 3 star of the game in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. 

"He's been good," Colliton said. "I thought all three games he played [in] and I thought [in] preseason he was strong too. That's good. That's what we want, competition, and it's going to push both guys to be better."

Lehner is 1-0-2 with a 1.93 goals-against average and .943 save percentage in three starts this season. He's also 4-6-0 with a 3.01 goals-against average and .897 save percentage in 10 career starts against the Flyers.

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