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Islanders goalies get Jennings Trophy

Lehner, Greiss honored for allowing fewest goals this season

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

The New York Islanders' tandem of Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss won their first career William M. Jennings Trophy, presented "to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it."

Lehner (25-13-5, 2.13 GAA, .930 SV%, 6 SO) and Greiss (23-14-2, 2.28 GAA, .927 SV%, 5 SO) posted nearly identical numbers for an Islanders team that allowed a League-low 196 goals, six fewer than the Dallas Stars (202). The duo combined to give New York its second William M. Jennings Trophy, adding to a 1982-83 victory by Roland Melanson and Billy Smith en route to capturing the franchise's fourth straight Stanley Cup. Lehner and Greiss both finished the season among the top five netminders in goals-against average and save percentage. That helped the Islanders, who gave up 296 goals in 2017-18, become the second team in NHL history to allow the fewest goals immediately following the season in which it yielded the most. The original Ottawa Senators first accomplished that feat in 1918-19, the second season in League history (when there was only three teams).

For more on the William M. Jennings Trophy, including a list of past winners, click here.

Video: SAP Stats looks at Lehner's and Greiss' season

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