BOSTON _ Every day brings different decisions.
Welcome back from the holiday break. Hope you enjoyed it. I didn’ get away anywhere. Had a quick sleigh ride in Cumberland Christmas Eve. Nice day on Christmas Day. Back to work Boxing Day. No practice was nice.
This morning I was at the airport at 7:25 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m flight to Beantown.
I would have been willing to bet Craig Anderson would make the start.
I would have been wrong.
The coach _ Paul MacLean _ is starting Robin Lehner.
Let’s take a look at the numbers:
Craig Anderson is 4-1-2 in his last seven starts. He is coming off a shutout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday.
Robin Lehner is 1-5-1 in his last seven starts. He did lose his last start with a 5-2 loss to New Jersey 10 days ago.
I guess it’s time to get The Lehner playing.
I just think they’ve been trying to get Craig Anderson on a roll all year and they’ve got the chance. They’ve opted not to do it.
This is the same coach who didn’t want to change a winning lineup. Guess that theory is out the window. We’ll see how this goes. Historically, Lehner has played well against the Bruins so this isn’t a bad game but it still strikes me as odd.