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Isles Day to Day: Lehner Named Second Star of January

Robin Lehner said award is team honor, while making playoffs remain his primary goal

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

Another day, another NHL award for Robin Lehner. 

Lehner was named the NHL's second star of the month (January) after going 6-1-1 with a .935 SV% and a 1.73 GAA in eight games. The Islanders' goalie was previously named the NHL's third star of the week on Jan. 7, and the NHL's first star of the week on Jan. 21. 

Lehner, who leads the league with a 2.02 GAA and a .931 SV%, re-iterated that the award is a reflection of the Islanders as a whole. 

"It's nice to get recognition, but it's a team thing really because we're all playing incredible defense everyone is helping out," Lehner said. "I'm satisfied that we're getting recognition as a team and we are being talked about." 

Video: Lehner Named 2nd Star of the Month

Lehner said his main focus isn't on awards, but making the playoffs. Asked if he was satisfied with his league honors, the 27-year-old said satisfaction will come when the Islanders make the playoffs. 

"It's nice to get recognition, but everything right now is about making the playoffs," said Lehner who is 11-1-1 in his last 13 games. "That's all I think about… It's going to be incredibly satisfying making the playoffs, that's what's going to be satisfying with this type of group, the type of people we have and for these fans, that's what's going to be satisfying."

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