There are mistakes and then there are MISTAKES. Robin Lehner received his Masterton Trophy. Unfortunately, there was a big boo-boo by the NHL. Here is the Oops moment of the day.
I’m familiar with jersey fouls. But this right here is a trophy no no. Mixing up the Rangers for the Islanders is flat out disrespect no matter how you slice it. Especially when Lehner helped carry the Islanders to the second round of the playoffs.
He might not be a New York Islander anymore. But Lehner’s perseverance and dedication overcoming off ice issues were recognized at the NHL Awards in June. He also finished third for the Vezina.
It’s hard to believe Lehner’s Masterton Trophy says New York Rangers on it instead of New York Islanders. If you’re on the Long Island and Brooklyn side of the rivalry, you’re probably up in arms.
At least some fans have a good sense of humor about it. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.