Lehner to face his idol, Martin Brodeur

Robin Lehner gets his second NHL start tonight in New Jersey. (OTTAWA SUN file photo)

Robin Lehner gets his second NHL start tonight in New Jersey. (OTTAWA SUN file photo)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:27 PM ET

NEWARK, N.J. - Robin Lehner will make his second NHL start when the Senators take on the Devils Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.

The 19-year-old Swede will be trying to help Ottawa snap a six-game losing streak while facing an improving New Jersey team and his childhood idol, future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," Lehner said of getting the start and playing opposite Brodeur. "I'm just going to go out, take all the pucks and see what happens."

Coach Cory Clouston says he's looking for Lehner to be "solid, big and (to) play with poise."

Playing his first NHL game will be winger Colin Greening, who could get more ice time than originally anticipated.

The Senators will be short a forward as centre Jesse Winchester stayed home for "personal" reasons.


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