Robin Lehner was drafted in the second round by the Ottawa Senators in 2009, and has done pretty well for himself. He saw NHL action in 2010-11, and impressed last year in five games with the big club, putting up a 2.01 goals against average and .935 save percentage. He also happens to be a rather large man (6’3″, 220), and seems like he might be a bit of a loose cannon.

After having a Syracuse Crunch player fall on him one too many times during an AHL contest this weekend, Lehner got up chucking. The guy he was swinging at was engaged with someone else, but he didn’t seem to care.

Seeing this from the other crease, fellow large man (6’3″, 203) and goaltender Riku Helenius did the right thing and headed down the ice to give Lehner an outlet for his rage. Not smart.

Their tilt is below – Helenius walks into a hurricane of adrenaline and knuckles.

Comments (5)

  1. He won the fight but he got himself tossed. His team ended up blowing a five goal lead for the loss with backup Nate Lawson in net.

  2. Poor Riku. All in all not a great night for him.

  3. Being a Lightning/Crunch fan, I’m pretty biased but even I have to admit Helenius got owned here, even if he did get in a good shot or two at the beginning.

  4. Awesome fight. I was watching this game online when it happened. Needless to say I went nuts. Gotta love a goalie fight.

    As for punching a guy who was already tied up, Lehner only went after him cause when he came out of the pile swinging, the guy tried to punch him in the back of the head or grab him or something. I’m not sure. But Lehner probably should have calmed down when he saw that Weirchoch had him tied up.

  5. Only one because he pulled the jersey over his head..I never like seeing that in any hockey fights.

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