Lehner teases Habs fans as he prepares for Game 6

The Vegas goaltender is a master online troll.

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The Vegas Golden Knights officially have their backs up against a wall after last night's devastating 4-1 loss in Game 5 of their best of seven semi-final series against the Montreal Canadiens. A loss in Game 6 tomorrow or a potential Game 7 on Saturday and their season is over.

So... how does star goalie Robin Lehner prepare himself for potentially the biggest game of his career? He chirps Canadiens fans on Twitter.

The Vegas netminder took to Twitter to kill some time while flying from Las Vegas to Montreal and spent some time engaging with fans. His responses, especially to Habs fans, are pretty entertaining.

Check it out:





That poutine comment is... it's just perfect.

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I don't blame him about David Ayres, to be honest... he's undefeated after all...

In all seriousness though, it'll be interesting to see if Vegas head coach Peter DeBoer goes back to Lehner for Game 6. He made the risky move to take out Marc Andre Fleury after his gaffe in Game 3 in favour of Lehner for Game 4. Lehner delivered a victory to pull the series even in Game 4, but DeBoer went back to Fleury in Game 5, which resulted in a 4-1 loss. Now, with their backs against the wall does DeBoer go back to Lehner?

No matter who DeBoer goes with in Game 6 he'll either look like a genius or an idiot. Get the win and you're a genius. Get the loss and you're the worst coach in the world. It's a true predicament, but honestly I don't think he can choose wrong. Both Fleury and Lehner have been solid this season and most teams in the NHL wouldn't think twice about dressing either guy in a do or die Game 6 / Game 7 situation. Still... it's a decision that has to be made and it'll be interesting to see how things play out between now and puck drop tomorrow night.

For what it's worth, Fleury has a 2.04 goals against average and .918 save percentage in 16 playoff games this season and Lehner has a 3.97 goals against average and .877 save percentage in just two playoff games this season.