Robin Lehner was not a fan of having his crease crashed Saturday night, and he chose to share those feelings by trying to fight anything on skates in a different-colored sweater.
The Binghamton Senators goalie absolutely lost it in the second period after members of the Syracuse Crunch crashed Lehner’s net pretty hard, taking some liberties after the whistle.
That led to a few isolated tussles between skaters. Once the dust started to settle around the net, Lehner got to his feet and went after one of the perceived offenders. He was able to get a few shots in before he was pulled back by an official.
However, Lehner broke an unwritten rule by going after those players, which set off Riku Helenius at the other end. The Syracuse netminder then skated the length of the ice, a decision he’d soon regret.
Lehner was even more fired up upon dropping the glove and blocker to take on Helenius, pummeling with a couple of good right hands (for a goalie fight, at least), before the scrap finally ended. Lehner was assessed a game misconduct, but he was able to ham it up for the fans on his way off the ice.
Here’s the thing, though. It was all downhill for Lehner and the Sens from there. The hot-headed goalie was sent off with Binghamton holding a seemingly safe 5-0 lead. However, the Crunch stormed back the rest of the way, eventually forcing overtime and winning the game in the extra time.
See video of the brawl below (with a stick tap to Puck Daddy for this one).