The Sens had been carrying three goalies since the start of the regular season, with Lehner dressing as Anderson’s backup for both games thus far.
While there’s been jockeying for Ottawa’s reserve gig, the starting goalie job is all but locked up — Anderson has been brilliant, allowing just one goal on 59 shots in wins over Winnipeg and Florida.
Part of the reason for assigning Lehner, 21, to Binghamton was because the Senators were able to. He’s still on an entry-level whereas Bishop is an RFA.
It’s also possible the Sens wanted to see Lehner continue to excel at the AHL level. The Swedish netminder has 14 wins and currently ranks second among AHL goaltenders in save percentage (.945 percent) and is third in goals-against-average (1.90).
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.