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Kari Lehtonen | Goalie | #32

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (2) / WPG
Contract: view contract details

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Kari Lehtonen faced only 22 shots Saturday night and gave up four goals as the Stars lost 4-3 to the Capitals.
Lehtonen gave up one goal on nine shots in the first period before his offense rattled off three unanswered points. While they were on the other end of the rink taking shots at Philipp Grubauer, Lehtonen had to face only four pucks in the second. He started to fade quickly in the third, facing only eight shots and giving up goals at the 3:18 and 5:26 mark. The final shot of the night came 19 seconds into overtime as Jay Beagle sunk the winner. Jan 22 - 12:45 AM

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The Stars will go with Kari Lehtonen between the pipes on Saturday against the Capitals.

Through 25 career games against Washington Lehtonen has posted a better record than one might expect. He's 17-6-2 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA. Not bad at all.
Jan 21 - 12:29 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders.

Lehtonen gave up two goals to Islanders' captain John Tavares. Tavares first undressed John Klingberg before beating Lehtonen, and then again beat Lehtonen on a shorthanded breakaway with just over three minutes remaining in the final period. It was a tough loss for Lehtonen to take after he delivered a solid overall performance but couldn't get any offensive support from his teammates. He is now winless in his last four starts, dropping his record to 9-13-4 on the year.
Jan 19 - 10:23 PM

Kari Lehtonen will probably start in Thursday's game.

Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate and that's usually a good way of gauging who the starter will be. He has a 2.86 GAA and .900 save percentage in 29 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 1:19 PM

Kari Lehtonen kicked out 25 of 28 shots in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo Monday afternoon.

Lehtonen actually was solid in even strength, stopping 18 of 19 shots, but Buffalo converted on two of its three power-play opportunities. He now has a 9-12-4 record this season with his last win coming on Dec. 29.
Jan 16 - 3:47 PM

Kari Lehtonen will play between the pipes for Dallas on Monday.

Lehtonen turned aside 26 of 28 shots in a loss against Minnesota on Saturday. He has a 2.87 GAA and .898 save percentage in 27 games this season.
Jan 16 - 12:44 PM

Kari Lehtonen gave up four goals on 21 shots Monday night and was pulled early in the third period, but the Dallas Stars held on to win a 6-4 game over the Los Angeles Kings.

It wasn’t simply the four goals that Lehtonen let in that proved to be the end of his night—it was the quick succession. The Kings scored three times in slightly more than three minutes and the momentum was shifting rapidly before coach Lindy Ruff decided to make the change. Antti Niemi filled the net for the final 14:42 minutes and was perfect. That was not hard to do because he faced only one shot in that span and he was credited with the win. This was the second straight game in which Lehtonen was pulled early. He lasted only 28 minutes against the Blues Saturday night.
Jan 10 - 1:44 AM

Kari Lehtonen is expected to get the start in Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, which would indicate that he'll get the nod tonight. Lehtonen was pulled in his last start, as he gave up three goals on 14 shots to the Blues on Saturday night. He has a 9-10-4 record with a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage.
Jan 9 - 6:41 PM

Kari Lehtonen gave up three goals on only 14 shots Saturday night and lasted only 27:51 minutes as the Dallas Stars fell 4-3 to the St Louis Blues.

Antti Niemi gave up the fourth goal on only eight shots as the two goalies combined for a disappointing save percentage of .818. This was the third time in the past four games that the Stars needed both goalies to complete a game and that is not helping anyone win their fantasy league.
Jan 8 - 2:29 AM

Kari Lehtonen will draw in Dallas' net on Saturday against the Blues.

There aren't any huge discrepancies from one type of opponent or another for Lehtonen this season, but even his track record away from Dallas warrants noting. He's 5-7-2 with a 2.84 GAA and a .894 save percentage. You may wish to find a more favorable matchup, even with Carter Hutton in the other net
Jan 7 - 3:50 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 33 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Two of Montreal's goals were scored on the power play, while the last one was scored during 3-on-3 overtime. Tonight's loss puts an end to Lehtonen's personal three-game winning streak. He has a 9-10-4 record with a 2.74 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage in 2016-17.
Jan 4 - 11:23 PM

Kari Lehtonen will be between the pipes when the Dallas Stars host the Montreal Canadiens

Lehtonen sporting a 9-10-3 record with an inflated 2.68 goals against average and a .904 save percentage, will appear in his fifth straight, three wins and a non decision, giving up five goals on 100 shots.
Jan 4 - 9:17 PM

Kari Lehtonen will probably start on Wednesday.

Lehtonen was the first netminder off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has a 2.68 GAA and .904 save percentage in 23 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 4 - 12:15 PM

Kari Lehtonen had a busy night during the 4-2 win over the Avalanche on Thursday.

Lehtonen turned away 13 of 14 shots, but was pulled late in the second period after being put through the concussion protocol. Jarome Iginla crashed into the netminder to cause the spotter in the crowd to make their move. Following the game coach Lindy Ruff said that Lehtonen passed the protocol, so we wouldn't expect him to miss any time. He's now 9-10-3 with a .901 save percentage and a 2.78 GAA.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:05:00 AM

Kari Lehtonen will probably start for Dallas on Thursday.

That's based on the fact that Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate. He has a 2.83 GAA and .900 save percentage in 21 contests in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:32:00 PM

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