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Kari Lehtonen | Goalie | #32

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 209
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (2) / WPG
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Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves on 23 shots in relief for Ben Bishop in Sunday's loss.
Lehtonen drew into the game late in the first period after Bishop allowed four goals on five shots. Lehtonen got a no-decision, keeping his record at 10-5-1 this season with a 2.30 goals against average and .918 save percentage. Feb 18 - 10:57 PM

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Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals in relief during Sunday's blowout loss to Vancouver.

Lehtonen came in with the Canucks down 4-0 in what turned into a 6-0 defeat to the Canucks. His record remains at 10-5-1 with a 2.30 goals against average and .918 save percentage this season.
Feb 11 - 7:37 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 37 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Stars were down 2-0 in the first period, but they managed to take the lead early in the third period. Penguins blue liner Justin Schultz tied the game with just over a minute remaining, but Stars forward Tyler Seguin scored the game-winning goal in the shootout. The victory pushes Lehtonen's personal winning streak to five games (the Stars have also won five in a row). He has a 10-5-1 record with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this season.
Feb 10 - 12:32 AM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start in Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

That's not too surprising considering Ben Bishop was between the pipes for Thursday's win over the Blackhawks. Lehtonen has a 9-5-1 record with a 2.22 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this season.
Feb 9 - 12:23 AM

Kari Lehtonen will not between the pipes on Thursday after all.

It was previously reported that Lehtonen would get the nod, but apparently coach Ken Hitchcock changed his mind a couple of days ago. Ben Bishop will face the Chicago Blackhawks instead.
Feb 8 - 1:34 PM

Kari Lehtonen is slated to get the nod Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Lehtonen posted victories for the Stars on Thursday and Saturday, while Ben Bishop was sidelined with a facial injury. Bishop will return Monday and play against the Rangers.
Feb 4 - 2:29 PM

Kari Lehtonen turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

The score was tied at zero heading into the second period, but the Stars managed to score four unanswered goals in the middle frame and they never looked back. Lehtonen has now won four games in a row. He owns a 9-5-1 record with a 2.22 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage this season.
Feb 3 - 11:58 PM

Kari Lehtonen will be in goal tonight against the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtonen has won three straight games, allowing four goals over those games. Dallas' backup netminder has a 8-5-1 record this season with a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage. He might get an extended run with Ben Bishop out due to a facial injury.
Feb 3 - 3:11 PM

Kari Lehtonen is expected to start on Saturday.

Ben Bishop isn't an option due to a facial injury. Lehtonen has a 8-5-1 record, 2.31 GAA, and .915 save percentage in 16 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 3:38 PM

Kari Lehtonen made 17 saves on 18 shots in a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

Lehtonen earned his third straight victory on Thursday night, improving his record to 8-5-1 with a 2.31 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
Feb 2 - 12:06 AM

Kari Lehtonen is expected to start Thursday night.

Lehtonen will be going for his third straight victory. He has a 7-5-1 record, 2.42 GAA, and .914 save percentage in 15 games this season.
Jan 31 - 4:00 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed one goal on 27 shots in a 7-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Lehtonen is now up to 302 career wins which moves him in a tie with Turk Broda for the 30th most in NHL history. Lehtonen has now won back-to-back starts, improving his record to 7-5-1 with a 2.42 goals against average and .914 save percentage.
Jan 20 - 4:42 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the call on Saturday against Buffalo.

Lehtonen played well in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over Boston and he will get another start this week as a result. It will also be the Stars' fourth game in six days, so it makes sense to give him another appearance after Ben Bishop plays versus Columbus on Thursday. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Jan 17 - 1:53 PM

Kari Lehtonen turned aside 30 shots in a 3-2 OT win over Boston on Monday.

Lehtonen, who has three wins in his last four outings, lifted his record to 6-5-1 on the year with the victory. He also has a 2.54 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 14 games this season.
Jan 15 - 4:33 PM

The Dallas Stars are slated to start Kari Lehtonen in goal tomorrow against the Boston Bruins.

Lehtonen will get the nod on Monday with Ben Bishop starting against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Lehtonen has a 5-5-1 record with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Jan 14 - 2:16 PM

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