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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 suffered a tough 2-1 loss to the Flames on Tuesday.
He stopped 18 of 20 shots, including one of two while on the kill. Mark it three games in a row that Lehtonen has allowed two or fewer goals. He's stopped 54 of 58 shots during that span. For the season he's 5-8-3 with a 2.97 GAA and a .892 save percentage. Dec 7 - 12:32 AM

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For the first time during a truly miserable 2016-17 season, Kari Lehtonen generated a shutout.

Lehtonen had a pretty light Saturday, as the Dallas Stars limited the Colorado Avalanche to 23 SOG in a 3-0 win. Lehtonen came into this game on a three-game losing streak with a putrid .885 save percentage, so this could be a huge confidence-builder for the goalie and his team.
Dec 3 - 11:41 PM

Kari Lehtonen will draw in on Saturday against Colorado.

Lehtonen has gone 1-3-1 over his last five games with 17 goals against. Even if the Avalanche continue to struggle, you still may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Dec 3 - 4:10 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 19 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Detroit's last goal was scored into an empty net, while the other two goals were scored on the man-advantage. Lehtonen kicked aside all 15 shots he faced at even-strength but it wasn't enough. The 33-year-old has a 4-7-3 record to go along with a 3.28 goals-against-average and a .885 save percentage this season. He's dropped three consecutive games.
Nov 29 - 10:50 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the nod in Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Lehtonen comes into this game having lost each of his last two decisions, but he hasn't played in either of the last two games. Lehtonen has a 4-6-3 record with a 3.38 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage.
Nov 29 - 7:13 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 20 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Lehtonen has lost each of his last two decisions and three of his last four contests. He has a 4-6-3 record with a 3.38 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage this season. The Stars' net is too unpredictable to trust in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 24 - 2:04 AM

Kari Lehtonen will indeed be in the crease on Wednesday when the Star take on the Predators.

The Finnish goaltender left the ice first in the morning skate arising the assumption that he would start the game. This is the confirmation.
Nov 23 - 6:51 PM

Kari Lehtonen will probably be in goal for the Stars on Wednesday.

The Stars held an optional skate and he was the first goalie to leave the ice. Lehtonen owns a 4-5-3 record this season to go with a 3.31 goals-against average and an .889 save percentage.
Nov 23 - 1:14 PM

Despite allowing four goals in less than two periods against the Oilers Saturday night, Kari Lehtonen was not at fault for the 5-2 loss.

In fact, two of the four goals went in off Stars' defensemen and one of the other goals was scored on a two on one. None of that is really on Lehtonen. We suspect Dallas coach Lindy Ruff will give him a Mulligan on that game.
Nov 20 - 11:52 AM

Kari Lehtonen gave up four goals in only 26:17 minutes of play Saturday night as the Dallas Stars lost a 5-2 game to the Edmonton Oilers.

Connor McDavid scored his second goal of three at the 6:17 minute mark of the second period and that was all the coach needed to see in regard to their starting goalie. Antti Niemi and was perfect for more than 20 minutes until McDavid scored his third of the game in the third period. Lehtonen’s effort was good enough for a save percentage of only .692.
Nov 20 - 12:58 AM

Kari Lehtonen will face Edmonton on Saturday night.

Lehtonen has been better of late. He's won three of his last five games, allowing just two goals in each victory. Which includes a 40-save victory over Edmonton just over a week ago.
Nov 19 - 1:22 PM

Kari Lehtonen turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Dallas jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, but the Avs made it interesting in the end. Lehtonen is now 3-0-1 in his last four starts and he has an overall record of 4-4-3 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 3.06 goals-against-average and a .898 save percentage. Those are underwhelming numbers.
Nov 17 - 11:59 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Kari Lehtonen will indeed face Colorado on Thursday night.

The veteran netminder has gone 2-1-2 over his last five games with 17 goals against in that span. Ouch. Lehtonen has just five games this season with fewer than three goals allowed, and it won't be easy tonight against the Avalanche.
Nov 17 - 7:53 PM

Kari Lehtonen is likely to start against Colorado on Thursday.

He was the first goalie off the ice, while Antti Niemi did some extra work. Lehtonen allowed give goals to Vancouver on 30 shots in his last outing and Niemi was in goal for Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to New Jersey.
Nov 17 - 3:47 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed five goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss against Vancouver on Sunday.

It snaps a two game winning streak for Lehtonen, who falls to 3-4-3 this season with a 3.18 goals against average and .891 save percentage.
Nov 13 - 11:58 PM

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