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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
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Kari Lehtonen will likely draw in versus Chicago on Thursday.
Through 51 games this season Lehtonen has posted an 18-22-6 record with a 903 save percentage and a 2.89 GAA. He's also 0-2 with 11 goals against in two games versus the Blackhawks this season as well. Mar 23 - 5:07 PM

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Veteran goalie Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars was solid Monday night, blocking 30 San Jose shots en route to a 1-0 shutout triumph over the visiting Sharks.

It was only the Stars' second shutout of the season and the first since Lehtonen made 23 saves in a 3-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche last Dec. 3. Dallas wasn't playing especially well heading into Monday's game. The Stars, 29-33-10 on the season, had won only one of their past six games. San Jose (42-23-7) has lost three straight games for the second time this season but still holds a first-place position in the standings. Lehtonen lowered his goals-against average Monday to 2.89. It hasn't been a great season for the 33-year-old veteran so Monday's shutout probably goes down as his No. 1 highlight of 2016-17. His record is now 18-22-6 for the season and his save percentage is up to .903. Despite his shutout against San Jose, stay away from Lehtonen in fantasy play if you can.
Mar 21 - 12:08 AM

Kari Lehtonen will indeed get the start on Monday against the San Jose Sharks.

Lehtonen led his team out for warmups, indicating he will be the starting goaltender tonight. He has a below average 2.95 goals against average and .901 save percentage going into tonight's contest. You can do better in goal for your fantasy team.
Mar 20 - 8:02 PM

Kari Lehtonen is likely to face the San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate and so he is expected to get the nod. Lehtonen played in back-to-back games for the Stars on Thursday and Friday. He posted a win against Vancouver and lost to Calgary. He owns a record of 17-22-6 on the year with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 12:33 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 21 of 24 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday.

Lehtonen's best stop of the night easily came when he denied Johnny Gaudreau on the breakaway of a sure goal. Lehtonen, like years past continues to be average at best in goal for the Stars. If he finishes the season at his current pace, his goals against average will be above 2.65 for the 9th time in 12 full NHL seasons. His record drops to 17-22-6 on the year with a 2.95 goals against average and .901 save percentage.
Mar 18 - 12:05 AM

Kari Lehtonen draws Calgary on Friday night.

He beat Vancouver with 26 saves on 28 shots last night. For the season Lehtonen has posted a 17-21-6 record in 43 games with a 2.95 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Mar 17 - 8:41 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 28 shots and picked up the victory over Vancouver on Thursday.

It was his best performance since a win over Washington over March 6. He has not had a good year and despite the good start here, can't be trusted in fantasy playoffs. He has 17 wins in 43 starts this season with a goals-against average of 2.95 and .901 save percentage.
Mar 17 - 1:22 AM

Kari Lehtonen draws in Thursday against Vancouver.

This may surprise you, but Lehtonen stopped just 25 of 30 shots in the overtime loss to Vancouver earlier in the seasons. For the season he rocks a 16-21-6 record with a .902 save percentage and a 2.96 GAA.
Mar 16 - 7:28 PM

Kari Lehtonen was yanked after allowing three goals on eight shots in Sunday night's loss.

Lehtonen falls to 16-21-6 this season with a 2.96 goals against average and .902 save percentage.
Mar 13 - 1:36 AM

The Stars appear to have tabbed Kari Lehtonen to be their starter on Sunday against the Sharks after he was the first goalie off at the morning skate.

Lehtonen has been very good in the month of March through three games played. He's 2-1 with just six goals against and a .942 save percentage. His long term numbers never impress, but he has looked more dialed in of late despite his last performance when he was pulled.
Mar 12 - 2:51 PM

Kari Lehtonen was given the hook after allowing three goals on 18 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Lehtonen lasted just over 23 minutes in the game and he was visibly upset after being asked to come out. The Stars goalie has a 16-20-6 record with a 2.91 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage.
Mar 9 - 12:28 AM

Kari Lehtonen will indeed get the nod on Wednesday.

That much was suspected as Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, but now we have confirmation. It will be his third consecutive start.
Mar 8 - 12:41 PM

Kari Lehtonen will probably play between the pipes on Wednesday.

Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good gauge of who the starter will be. He has a 2.87 GAA and .905 save percentage in 45 contests in 2016-17.
Mar 8 - 11:48 AM

Kari Lehtonen isn't sure if this will be his last season with the Dallas Stars.

"It's hard sometimes not to think about it, but you have a job to do," he said. "It's part of this sport, and you do best when you concentrate on controlling what you can control. To me, I feel most healthy when I don't think about it." Lehtonen has one more season left on his current contract, which could open up trade possibilities or a potential buyout.
Mar 8 - 10:03 AM

Red-hot goalie Kari Lehtonen played a large role in preventing the Washington Capitals from winning their 16th consecutive home game Monday night.

Lehtonen was spectacular in goal for the Dallas Stars, registering 42 saves against the Caps, who hadn't lost at home since Dec. 29 of 2016. The veteran goalie turned in a 41-save performance in a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers last Saturday. He is now 16-19-6 on the season, with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
Mar 6 - 10:56 PM

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