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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 faced 37 shots in a 4-3 overtime win against the Lightning Saturday night.
This was Lehtonen’s second OT win of the season. The first came on December 23 against the Kings. The netminder was perfect in the third period, stopping 11 shots on goal to force the extra period. Overtime lasted 3:47 minutes and during this time the Bolts had four more shots. Lehtonen saved 33 of 37 shots for a percentage of .919, which improves his season mark of .902. This was his second win in his last six starts and 13th of the season. Feb 18 - 11:41 PM

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Kari Lehtonen will face Tampa Bay on Saturday.

He's 3-5-2 over his last 10 games with 29 goals against and a .902 save percentage. However he's fared well against Eastern foes this season in 13 games, he's 3-6-2 with 28 goals against and a .913 SV%.
Feb 18 - 3:07 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Lehtonen has taken over as the team's starting goalie ahead of Antti Niemi, but he hasn't been very good of late. Lehtonen has one win in his last six decisions and he's given up three goals or more in four of those games. He'll enter his next start with a 12-18-6 record to go along with a 2.88 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 12:32 AM

Kari Lehtonen will face Minnesota on Thursday.

Over his last five games, Lehtonen has allowed four goals against in three of those games. In three games this season against the Wild, he's 0-2-1 with eight goals against and an .895 save percentage.
Feb 16 - 1:53 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals in just under 12 minutes on Sunday, leading to a 5-3 loss against Nashville.

Lehtonen and the Stars were sitting pretty with a 3-0 lead late in the second, but a late goal by Roman Josi followed by three more in the first half of the third period proved to be the dagger. Lehtonen falls to 12-17-6 this season with a 2.88 goals against average and .902 save percentage.
Feb 12 - 10:27 PM

The Stars will stick with Kari Lehtonen in net against the Predators on Sunday.

He's stopped 46 of his last 50 shots faced spread over his past two games, so one might say he's playing well of late. Which includes a 22-save win over Carolina on Saturday.
Feb 12 - 5:35 PM

Don't be surprised if Stars' coach Lindy Ruff goes back to Kari Lehtonen for Sunday evening's game against the Predators.

Lehtonen played well Saturday night stopping 22 of 24 shots in a 5-2 win over the Hurricanes and Ruff needs wins more than anything else. So he may just choose to ignore NHL goalie protocol and start Lehtonen in back-toback contests.
Feb 12 - 12:56 PM

Kari Lehtonen was able to keep the Hurricanes at bay to secure the 5-2 victory on Saturday.

Lehtonen stopped 22 of 24 shots in the win, including two of three on the kill. Mark it two wins in a row in which he's allowed just two goals against, which perhaps is a sign of good things to come.
Feb 11 - 7:33 PM

Kari Lehtonen led out the Stars in their match against Carolina on Saturday.

He's lost each of his last three starts while allowing 10 goals in that span. He's fared much better against Eastern foes this season however, through 12 games he has a 2-6-2 record with a 2.51 GAA and .914 save percentage.
Feb 11 - 1:32 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed two goals on 24 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

A Jiri Hudler empty net own goal in the first period was the difference for the Stars in this one. Lehtonen has now lost three straight, and owns a 2-4-2 record in his last eight games. The Stars have long struggled to find an adequate NHL netminder and we do not recommend picking up either of Lehtonen or Niemi for your fantasy squad. Lehtonen's record drops to 11-16-6 with the loss.
Feb 9 - 10:47 PM

Kari Lehtonen will get the Senators on Thursday.

Lehtonen has struggled on the road this season. He's posted a 5-9-2 record with a 3.00 GAA and an .893 save percentage. So you may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Feb 9 - 3:34 PM

Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 of 35 shots in 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks Saturday night.

Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen has started in three of the four matchups with Chicago this season. He has lost all three. After no score in the first period, Lehtonen let in two goals in the second period. In the third period, he faced limited shots while teammates responded with two early goals to claim the lead. The momentum shifted when Blackhawks' forward Patrick Kane scored on Lehtonen at the 9:59 mark of the final period. Lehtonen faced only six shots in the third and let in two including the game-winning goal shot by Trevor Van Riemsdyk. This was Lehtonen second loss in a row.
Feb 5 - 1:07 AM

Kari Lehtonen will get the crease on Saturday against Chicago.

It's been another rough season for Lehtonen, who comes in with an 11-14-6 record with a 2.85 GAA and a .902 save percentage through 35 games this season.
Feb 4 - 12:29 PM

Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

This was Lehtonen's first regulation loss since Jan. 19. He has an 11-14-6 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage this season. The Stars give Lehtonen and Antti Niemi a similar amount of starts in the second half of the year, which makes it tough to trust either one in fantasy.
Feb 3 - 12:03 AM

Kari Lehtonen will play between the pipes on Thursday.

That's based on the fact that Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate. It will be his ninth straight appearance.
Feb 2 - 11:57 AM

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All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
RW1Patrick Eaves
2Brett Ritchie
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Jiri Hudler
5Curtis McKenzie
6Ales Hemsky
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Jordie Benn
4Esa Lindell
5Johnny Oduya
6Stephen Johns
7Jamie Oleksiak
G1Antti Niemi
2Kari Lehtonen