With a scrum ensuing after Boone Jenner knocked blue-liner Zach Bogosian into the boards, the netminder quickly joined the festivities, dropping the gloves to fight Jack Johnson before officials intervened.
The 24-year-old goalie picked up a pair of minor penalties - one for roughing and one for leaving the crease - but all would be forgotten as he made 38 saves on the way to his third career shoutout in a 4-0 win.
Bogosian did not return to the game after the hit, which earned Jenner a game misconduct. Fellow Sabres defenseman Cody Franson was also forced out of the game with an injury after being hit from behind by Scott Hartnell - who received a five-minute major for boarding.
Lehner, meanwhile, is on fire of late, allowing just two goals in his last three starts. And being no stranger to fighting, opposing players likely won't want to mess with the Sabres and their Swedish netminder any time soon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Jamie McGinn scored twice and Robin Lehner stopped 38 shots for his third career shutout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Sam Reinhart and David also scored to help B...
The Canadiens were in action Friday for the first time since Therrien called out his star defenseman for a miscue in Wednesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche that led to the game-winning goal. Fans appeared to take Subban's side, serenading the 26-year-old with cheers early in the first period.
Tootoo received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for sending defenseman Johnny Boychuk head first into the boards with a cross-check during the second period.
Boychuk left for the dressing room in obvious discomfort, but was back on the bench to start the final frame.
The hit will be reviewed by the NHL Department of Player Safety. Tootoo has been suspended twice in his NHL career, including a five-game suspension in 2007 for punching then-Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Friday for elbowing New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh.
Komarov was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head...
With the Blue Jackets on a power play, Buffalo Sabres forward David Legwand cleared the puck from his own end and watched as it bounced down the ice, and over the glove of Korpisalo from 150 feet away. The gaffe increased the Sabres' first-period lead to 2-0.
Don't worry Joonas, Vesa Toskala knows exactly how you feel.
While forward Ryan Johansen has certainly lived up to expectations since being traded to the Nashville Predators, the team hasn't exactly set the league on fire since acquiring its new No. 1 center.
But with the team now hanging on to a wild-card position in the Western Conference, general manager David Poile isn't feeling any extra pressure to add more pieces ahead of the Feb. 29 trade deadline.
"If we don't make any trades this year, I'm comfortable," Poile said, per The Tennessean. "We've made a big trade. We've made a big trade that should have made our team better. And to this point, it hasn't, but I believe all the ingredients are there within our team to carry us into the playoffs and have success in the playoffs."
Since the Jan. 6 swap that sent defenseman Seth Jones to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Johansen has produced at near a point-per-game pace with four goals and 12 assists in 18 games.
While fellow forwards Filip Forsberg and James Neal have remained consistently productive, some secondary scoring would certainly help the team's playoff hopes as a number of Predators forwards are well below their scoring pace from a year ago.
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Poile admitted he is frustrated some players aren't playing at the level they are expected to, but is ultimately content with his team as it hopes to clinch a playoff berth for the second straight season.
"I am doing my job in terms of making calls, and if something is there that can improve our team, I will do that," he said. "But I'm comfortable with the makeup of our team. I'm just not totally happy with the production that we're getting on an individual basis and we just need to play a little bit better."
VANCOUVER - The Anaheim Ducks knew they were running out of time.
Last in the NHL's overall standings at the end of October with a 1-7-2 record that included shutouts in five of the team's first eight games, it was clear major changes could b...