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Lehner backstops Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to 3-1 win over Majors

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Robin Lehner turned in his second outstanding performance in less than 24 hours for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Lehner stopped 34 shots and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds scored once in each period for a 3-1 victory over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.

Dominic DeSando, Trevor Morbeck and Brett Thompson scored for the Greyhounds (26-20-5), extending their current unbeaten streak to four games.

Dustin Ekelman broke Lehner's bid for a second consecutive shutout when he scored the Majors' (33-12-5) lone goal early in the third period to cut Sault Ste. Marie's lead to 2-1. Goaltender JP Anderson made 19 saves for Mississauga.

Lehner posted his fourth shutout of the season in beating the Belleville Bulls 6-0 Saturday night.

"I'm starting to play a lot better now," said Lehner, a native of Gothenburg who was selected for the Swedish National team at the World Junior Championships in Saskatchewan but sat on the sidelines for three weeks as the team's third-string goaltender.

"I only practiced a couple of times and that was all," said Lehner. "It was like a vacation for three weeks and I really got rusty. I've been feeling a lot better lately and I'm starting to play better now."

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