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Sinking Sens turn to rookie Lehner in goal; Flyers need ‘epic’ finish

Apr 11, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

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The Senators will look to rookie goalie Robin Lehner when they try to snap a five-game losing streak tonight in Philadelphia.

Lehner is 3-3-4 with an impressive .934 save percentage; however, tonight will come with a lot of pressure — and in a tough environment — for the inexperienced netminder. The 21-year-old replaces veteran Craig Anderson, who’s gone 0-2-0 with an .878 save percentage since returning from an injury.

Once comfortably in a playoff position, Ottawa is now just two points clear of ninth-place Winnipeg (though the Jets have played two more games.)

The Sens might also have their eyes on the sixth seed in the conference, so as to set up a first-round matchup with the winner of the weak Southeast Division.

At the very least, Ottawa isn’t as desperate for a win as its opposition.

“We need to have an epic ending to the season,” Flyers forward Hartnell said this morning, per “Basically we need to win them all to have a chance. We need to get back to our winning ways. Hopefully we can come out here hard, lay it all out on the ice.”

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  1. jkay1818 - Apr 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    an epic finish, OK Hartnell. Your team is garbage I don’t see any other team in either conference hovering around the bottom talking about an epic finish. Face facts, you guys aren’t that good. There are guys with as many goals in one game than you have all season. Nice to see your leadership shining through with a few games left.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Who’s your team ?

      • jkay1818 - Apr 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        you’re right, thumbs down, flyers arent garbage, they are good.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 11, 2013 at 5:12 PM

        Who’s your team ?

  2. jimw81 - Apr 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    flyers players are looking at rental houses in Avalon,sea isle and wildwood nj.

  3. sens101 - Apr 11, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Must win for the sens…otherwise wer’re in big trouble

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