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Fleury's agent tweets image hinting disapproval of Lehner starting

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On Saturday, Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's agent Allan Walsh tweeted a graphic image of artwork depicting Fleury getting stabbed in the back by a sword with "DeBoer" written on it.

The image seems to suggest Walsh's disapproval of Lehner appearing to take over the starting job for Vegas — whose head coach is Peter DeBoer — in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Golden Knights begin their second round series of the playoffs against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. 

Lehner made 23 saves in Tuesday's Game 5 of the first round series against the Blackhawks, helping the Golden Knights win the contest 4-3 and eliminate the Hawks from the postseason with a 4-1 series victory.

The 29-year-old goalie signed a one-year free-agent contract with Chicago last summer. He was later traded from the Blackhawks to the Golden Knights ahead of Feb. 24's trade deadline.

Related: Why Robin Lehner was 'all about love' for Blackhawks after first round series Lehner is 5-1-0 with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage in this year's postseason tournament.

Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins, is 2-0-0 with a 2.50 goals-against average and a .886 save percentage in two 2020 postseason games: a round-robin contest against the St. Louis Blues (6-4 win) and Game 3 against the Blackhawks (2-1 win).

 
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