Sabres' Lehner saveless in shootouts this season
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov was the talk of the NHL Saturday night, after pulling off one of the cheekiest shootout moves ever.
Some called Kucherov's move ballsy, but he may have had some previous knowledge heading into his attempt against Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner. After all, Lehner had yet to make a single save in the shootout all season leading up to Saturday.
Kucherov would go on to do his thing, ending the game and leaving Lehner without a save on eight shots in four shootouts this season.
Here's a look at Lehner's shootout work this season:
It surely hasn't been pretty for Lehner.
In fact, Nashville Predators netminder Juuse Saros is the only other goalie to go saveless in the shootout this season. Though, Saros has only faced two shooters in just one shootout session.
Entering this season, Lehner had allowed just 24 goals on 60 shots all time - a success rate of 60 percent.
He's been better, but one thing is certain - if the Sabres want to help themselves collect points down the stretch, avoid taking the game past overtime.