As the new year continues to draw closer, more and more signs of the Buffalo Sabres' involvement in the upcoming Winter Classic continue to pop up in their dressing room at KeyBank Center. First royal blue gloves appeared in the stalls, followed by pants of the same color.
After Chad Johnson debuted a Winter Classic inspired goalie mask earlier in the week, Robin Lehner joined in on the fun on Thursday. The goalie took warm-up shots prior to practice sporting an old-fashioned mask reminiscent of the 1970s, topped with a toque.
Sadly, it was a short-lived experiment. After testing what it felt like to take a shot off the face, Lehner switched into a more traditional mask he had customized for the upcoming event. At the very least, he plans to wear the old-school mask for warm ups.