Robin Lehner had a couple of dazzling moments in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Columbus as he made 36 saves to earn another W this season. Lehner kept the Sens in the contest during a first period which saw a frequently shorthanded Senators team give up 14 shots, while only putting five on the Columbus goal.
While the scoring chances were even through one, Lehner was impressed with the way the team rebounded after a slow start to the game.
"After the first I was a little bit worried, I didn't think we had much jump but the boys came together in the locker room here and I thought we had one of our best second periods of the year," said Lehner. "We had a lot of penalties but the PK stepped up and from there on out we played solid. We didn't take as many chances, they opened up and we got our goals. That's what we need to stick to."
Lehner also discussed the much-improved second period performance from the Senators and changes the team is making to their approach in the frame.
"We've been talking about it and just trying to relax and trying to play the second period like everything else — not trying to overthink it, don't just start dumping it in to change and give away possession. We've been trying to do some different things and I thought we did a good job with it."
Lehner picked up his first point of the season as well, picking up an assist off a save that sprung Erik Karlsson onto a 3-on-1 and the eventual game winning goal.