Found October 22, 2012 on
This is the best hockey fight video we’ve seen in a long, long time. Does it matter that the NHL is still locked out? Nope, because as long as the AHL is supplying fight videos like this most people won’t even notice. In Saturday’s game between the Binghamton Senators and Syracuse Crunch, Senators goalie Robin Lehner got poked and prodded by nearly every member of the Crunch. Madness ensued.
Guys paired up, but there weren’t punches being thrown…until Lehner emerged and started throwing some cheap shots at a Crunch skater. Not happy with the situation, Syracuse goalie Riku Helenius came down the ice to encounter Lehner. Bad move Helenius, bad move.
Some fans reached out to Lehner on Twitter in the days after the fight:
Point to @LegendKiller613. Lehner wasn’t challenged out of the blue. Unwritten hockey rule you don’t sucker punch a guy in the head who’s already in a fight.
P.S. Am I the only one who expected Lehner to just lose his sh*t and pull a Dean Portman?
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Robin Lehner was not a fan of having his crease crashed Saturday night, and he chose to share those feelings by trying to fight anything on skates in a different-colored sweater.
The Binghamton Senators goalie absolutely lost it in the second period after members of the Syracuse Crunch crashed Lehner's net pretty hard, taking some liberties after the whistle...
Twenty-one year old Robin Lehner, the heir apparent to the Ottawa Senators goaltending throne, is currently in his fourth-year of development at the professional level. Many scouts believe that Robin Lehner may be close to NHL-ready, but even the ultra-talented Swede cannot overcome three major obstacles at this juncture: (1) The NHL lockout; and (2) Craig Anderson.
The American Hockey League is definitely worth watching now that the NHL is locked out and will be for some time and on Saturday night it lived up to expectations.
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— Robin Lehner(@RobinLehner) October 22, 2012
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