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Kari Lehtonen | Goalie

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Kari Lehtonen turned aside 31-of-34 shots in a 4-3 SO win over Calgary on Wednesday.
Lehtonen has won four straight games and seven of his last eight starts in a very nice stretch of play the Stars. His numbers haven't great on the season with a very pedestrian 2.82 goals-against-average and .908 save percentage in 61 games. He has compiled a pretty nice 33-14-10 record thanks to some good goal support. He is a good start in daily fantasy formats but it is unlikely any of his owners in season long pools made a run at the fantasy playoffs unless he was a secondary option. Mar 26 - 1:30 AM

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Kari Lehtonen will get the start in goal Wednesday night versus the Calgary Flames.

Lehtonen will make his eighth consecutive start and his 61st overall start of the season Wednesday. He will look to improve to 33-14-10, but despite his excellent record, his underlying stats have not been solid with a 2.82 goals-against-average and .907 save percentage; both good for 33rd best in the NHL. However, in his only previous start versus Calgary this season, he was able to earn the win making 21 saves on 22 shots.
Mar 25 - 5:16 PM

Kari Lehtonen hung on to make 25 saves with a 4-3 win over the Sabres on Monday night.

For once, Lehtonen can be let off the hook for what may otherwise look like a poor effort. Brian Gionta was accredited with the Sabres' second goal after the puck ping-ponged off multiple bodies and in. And Matt Moulson finished off a Tyler Ennis shot that popped straight up off the cross-bar, and sat on the goal line. The win improves Lehtonen's record to 32-14-10 with a .907 save percentage and a 2.82 GAA.
Mar 24 - 2:14 AM

Kari Lehtonen will be between the pipes in Monday’s contest with the Buffalo Sabres.

This should be a favorable matchup for Lehtonen as he takes on a feeble and injured Sabres team Monday night. Lehtonen carries an impressive 31-14-10 but an underwhelming 2.82 goals-against-average and .908 save percentage in 59 games played. He has not face Buffalo this season but in 15 career games played versus them, Lehtonen has a 8-4-2 record, 3.02 GAA, and .900 save percentage.
Mar 23 - 5:24 PM

Kari Lehtonen has been red hot of late.

He's posted a 5-1-0 record with a 1.67 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in his past six outings. "If I could tell you, I would have fixed it four months ago," coach Lindy Ruff said when asked what has changed. "But I think it's the combination of the team playing better in front of him, and getting himself on a little bit of a roll. Everything sort of feeds off each other." Ruff has been critical of Lehtonen's play during the 2014-15 campaign, but he doesn't have anything bad to say lately.
Mar 23 - 2:38 PM

Kari Lehtonen blanked the Blackhawks with 33 saves in the Stars’ 4-0 win Saturday night.

Lehtonen has been very sharp lately, winning five of his past six games, while giving up one goal on 65 shots in his past two games. On the year, he has a 2.82 goals-against average and .908 save percentage. He has five shutouts.
Mar 21 - 11:17 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start Saturday night against Chicago.

He was first off the ice Saturday morning at the Stars' practice. Lehtonen is coming off a strong 31-save, 2-1 win over the Penguins on Thursday. As he is very inconsistent, we would sit Lehtonen against a talented and deep Chicago team.
Mar 21 - 1:46 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed one goal on 32 shots to stymie the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night and lift the Stars to a 2-1 win.

Lehtonen is finding his game right now, with five wins in his last six decisions. The veteran has not been very consistent this season, but has compiled a decent 30-14-10 record with a .906 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average.
Mar 20 - 1:06 AM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start against the Pittsburhg Penguins on Thursday night.

Lehtonen comes in with a 29-14-10 record with an awful .905 save percentage and a 2.91 GAA through 57 games this season. He also owns 27 Quality Starts with nine Really Bad Starts, which is tied with a few others for third-most in the league. Lehtonen is 3-3-1 in seven starts versus Pittsburgh while with Dallas, allowing 21 goals in the process.
Mar 19 - 5:59 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped just 18 shots in the Stars' 3-0 loss to the Blues on Sunday night.

Vladimir Tarasenko slipped one past him against the grain on a clear fake, and Alex Steen hammered one from the wall un-screened. Such has been the trying season for Lehtonen and the Stars. He now stands at 29-14-10 with a .905 save percentage and a 2.91 GAA.
Mar 15 - 9:36 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get start versus the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.

Lehtonen comes in with a 29-13-10 record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.92 GAA through 56 games this season. He also owns just 26 Quality Starts against nine Really Bad Starts, that's tied with three others for second most. Lehtonen is 5-3-2 in 10 starts against the Blues since 2012 with 21 goals against.
Mar 15 - 5:36 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 18 of 20 shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

The Stars got solid production from their power play en route to the victory tonight. The Stars man-advantage contributed three of the four goals scored, which was enough of a cushion for Lehtonen. The 31-year-old has now won four straight decisions and he hasn't lost a game in regulation in his last six. Lehtonen's record improves to 29-13-10 this season. He has a 2.92 goals-against-average to go along with a .905 save percentage in 2014-15.
Mar 13 - 11:08 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the start versus the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

Lehtonen enters his 56th match of the season hosting a 28-13-10 record with a 2.94 GAA and a .905 save percentage. He's also tied with a trio of other goalies who trail Mike Smith's league-leading 11 Really Bad Starts by just a pair. The Stars meanwhile sit seven points back of the Kings for the final Wild Card slot. Lehtonen is undefeated in four starts against Washington during his time in Dallas with a shutout and seven goals against.
Mar 13 - 6:39 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 15 of 18 shots in a 5-3 victory against Carolina on Thursday.

Lehtonen never had to face more than seven shots in a single period. He has a 2.94 GAA and .905 save percentage in 55 contests this season.
Mar 13 - 11:05 AM

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

The 31-year-old is 2-0-2 in his last four starts and he has an overall record of 27-13-10 this season. Lehtonen has a 2.94 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 12 - 6:57 PM

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4Curtis McKenzie
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6Brendan Ranford
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D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3John Klingberg
4Jason Demers
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
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G1Kari Lehtonen
2Jhonas Enroth