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Posted at 10:17 p.m.

Robin Lehner shuts out Capitals in 1-0 Golden Knights win

Robin Lehner made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Golden Knights clinched a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday night.

Making his sixth straight start, Lehner earned his first shutout since April 16, 2021. It was his 17th career shutout. In the Capitals camp, this is the first time that we have failed to score at least one goal this season, in 43 games.

Lehner had to work hard, especially on a double penalty kill that lasted 1:57 early in the second period. He stopped three Capitals shots during that streak, including a powerful shot from Alex Ovechkin, who will have to wait a little longer before celebrating his 30th goal of the season.

In his first campaign as number one goaltender, the 30-year-old Swede was solid once again past Lars Eller on a two-on-one run late in the second period. He also stood up to Conor Sheary with just five minutes left in the game. Lehner’s brilliance allowed the Golden Knights to be perfect on five penalty kills.

Michael Amadio scored the game’s only goal to give his side a second straight victory after suffering three losses.

Defender Nicolas Hague, who was playing his first game since December 28 after nursing a wrist injury, did the dirty work to create a scoring chance and it was Amadio who finished the job by pushing a return throw to the bottom of the net.

Without key wingers Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty, and pending the arrival of Jack Eichel, the Golden Knights began their perilous journey through the eastern United States on a high note. They will next face the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Capitals suffered their seventh loss in ten games. Vitek Vanecek allowed one goal on 29 shots.

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press



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