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Kari Lehtonen | Goalie | #32

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (2) / ATL
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Kari Lehtonen pitched a superb performance Thursday night against Chicago, making 44 saves on 46 shots to earn a well-deserved 4-2 victory.
Lehtonen improves to 15-5-0 this season with a 2.79 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. He has won two straight games. Feb 12 - 12:04 AM

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Kari Lehtonen will play between the pipes on Thursday against Chicago.

Lehtonen previously faced the Blackhawks on Saturday, turning aside 13 of 15 shots in relief. He went on to start on Tuesday and saved 37 shots in a 4-3 overtime victory.
Feb 11 - 6:16 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 37 of 40 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 OT win over the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtonen has taken a back seat to Antti Niemi in the last few weeks, but he made some big saves against the Wild tonight. The 32-year-old has just three wins since Dec. 17. Lehtonen has a 14-5-0 record with a 2.83 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this season. He needs to see more starts before he can be trusted in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 9 - 11:42 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Kari Lehtonen will indeed face the Wild on Tuesday.

Lehtonen has easily performed his best against the Central division this season, going 4-0-0 in six games with just 10 goals against. He's also turned away 24 of 28 combined shots faced by Minnesota over two games with a win.
Feb 9 - 7:19 PM

Kari Lehtonen is probable to play against Minnesota on Tuesday night.

He left the ice first at the morning skate. Lehtonen hasn't started since Jan. 19 against Los Angeles when he faced 29 shots in a 3-2 loss.
Feb 9 - 1:11 PM

Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves in 3-2 loss to the LA Kings on Tuesday.

Lehtonen played well enough to keep his team in the game and got a little unlucky with the winning goal deflecting in front of him. He has won just once in his last five starts but still owns a 13-5 record in 22 games. It's a little surprising he has that kind of record because he has an unspectacular 2.82 GAA and .908 save percentage over that stretch.
Jan 20 - 2:14 AM

Kari Lehtonen is likely to start Tuesday against Los Angeles.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate. Lehtonen allowed four goals on 35 shots in a 4-2 loss to Anaheim on Friday in his last appearance. He has a 13-4-0 record this season, but he owns a disappointing .909 save percentage and a 2.80 GAA.
Jan 19 - 5:16 PM

Kari Lehtonen spotted the Ducks four goals in the first period on way to Friday's loss.

Anaheim sent 19 pucks on net during the first period, four beat Lehtonen including one on the power play. Though he'd go on to stop the other 16 shots he faced, Dallas was never really in the game as they fell 4-2. His record now stands at 13-4-0 with 50 goals against in just 21 games.
Jan 16 - 12:48 AM

The Dallas Stars will go with Kari Lehtonen on Friday.

Lehtonen will attempt to build off of his 32-save 2-1 victory over the Winippeg Jets on Jan. 7. He has a 2.72 GAA and .911 save percentage in 20 contests this season.
Jan 15 - 5:52 PM

Kari Lehtonen was hot in goal on Thursday night, making 32 saves in regulation and another two in the shootout to beat the Jets 2-1.

Lehtonen improves to 13-3-0 this season and overcomes a rocky past two games where he's allowed nine goals combined.
Jan 7 - 11:28 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Lehtonen didn't play in Dallas' last game, but he did give up six goals on 44 shots in Sunday's loss to the Islanders. The 32-year-old has a 12-3-0 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage.
Jan 7 - 8:03 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed six goals on 44 shots in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Dallas Stars.

This one certainly won't go down as Lehtonen's best performance. The 32-year-old's record falls to 12-3-0 on the season. He has a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage in 19 games this season.
Jan 3 - 8:13 PM

Kari Lehtonen will face the NY Islanders on Sunday afternoon.

Lehtonen was yanked after stopping just 11 of 14 shots in the first period, but that was back on Dec. 29th, and he had a shutout over St. Louis previous to that. He's 12-2-0 this season through 17 starts and 18 games with a .911 save percentage and just 39 goals against.
Jan 3 - 4:10 PM

Kari Lehtonen was pulled after giving up three goals on 14 shots in the first period.

Coach Lindy Ruff turned to Antti Niemi to start the second, who gave up two goals on 18 shots the rest of the way. Antti Niemi was saddled with the loss in this game, dropping his record to 15-6-3 in 25 games this season. Both goalies are solid plays because of the shear number of goals the Stars are able to score.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:58:00 PM

Kari Lehtonen is expected to start Tuesday versus Columbus after he was the first goalie off at the morning skate.

He posted a 22-save shutout against St. Louis on Sunday in his last outing and he has enjoyed plenty of success against the Blue Jackets in his career with a 1.85 GAA and a .940 save percentage.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 03:02:00 PM

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5Radek Faksa
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3Jason Demers
4Johnny Oduya
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
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G1Antti Niemi
2Kari Lehtonen