Kari Lehtonen 32 | Goaltender

Dallas Stars

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Sat. Apr 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Lehtonen gave up three goals on 19 shots, as the Ducks raced to a 2-0 advantage in their first-round series with the Stars. Impact: Although his defense did well to limit the Ducks' shot attempts, Lehtonen was outmatched by opposing goalie Frederik Andersen for the second consecutive game. He's posted save percentages below .900 in his two starts in the series.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 18, 2014
News: Lehtonen warmed up prior to Friday's game and will start in goal, the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen will be in net for Friday's Game 2, despite conceding three first-period goals in Game 1. At this point, it would be surprising if Lehtonen didn't start each of the Stars' subsequent playoff games.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Lehtonen allowed three first-period goals in a 4-3 loss to Anaheim in Wednesday's playoff opener. Impact: Lehtonen put his team in a 4-0 hole 30 minutes into the game, but played better as the game went along and nearly benefited as Dallas rallied late. He'll be in net for Game 2 on Friday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
News: Lehtonen will be in the crease for Game 1 of the Stars' first-round series with the Ducks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Frankly, it would be more surprising if Lehtonen didn't make the start for every game throughout the playoffs than if he did. The Stars will lean heavily on their netminder as they return to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Impact: Lehtonen, who finished with 22 saves, has posted a sparkling 1.65 GAA during a seven-game home winning streak.(STATS, 4:38pm)
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Lehtonen made 22 saves to shut out the Blues on Friday. Impact: On the strength of Lehtonen's fifth shutout of the season against a woefully undermanned Blues squad, the Stars clinched their first playoff berth since the 2008-09 campaign, the longest drought in franchise history. With the Stars' playoff spot now secure, look for backup Tim Thomas to get the nod in Sunday's finale against the Coyotes.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Lehtonen is on track to start Friday's game against the Blues, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' website reports. Impact: Lehtonen gave way to Tim Thomas on Wednesday night, but he will be back between the pipes Friday night. Lehtonen has not given up more than three goals in a start since March 18.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Updating a previous report, Lehtonen won't start in the net Wednesday night, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen will give way to Tim Thomas on Wednesday night, who led the Stars onto the ice for pre-game warmups.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Lehtonen will be in the net Wednesday to start against the Blue Jackets in a game previously postponed Mar. 10, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports Ohio reports. Impact: The game was stopped 6:23 into the first period after Rich Peverley had a cardiac emergency and needed to be hospitalized. The Blue Jackets held a 1-0 lead before Peverley collapsed on the bench, and that score will carry over to Wednesday, putting Lehtonen at a one-goal disadvantage out of the gates. The two teams will still play a full 60-minute game.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Lehtonen grabbed his 32nd win of the season Tuesday, stopping 27 of 29 against the Blue Jackets. Impact: Lehtonen has had a solid season despite some rough patches. Most surprising is that he's played the most games of any tender in the league. With Dan Ellis as his backup most of the season, you knew Lehtonen would see the lion's share, but you didn't expect to see 64-plus games from him this season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Lehtonen is in line to start Tuesday's game against the Preds, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: With four games left on their regular season slate, the Stars are in must-win mode, clinging to the final playoff seed in the West, with a one-point margin over the Coyotes.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Lehtonen made 21 saves on 24 shots in a loss to the Panthers on Sunday. Impact: Lehtonen came up big Saturday against the Lightning, but could not match that effort in the second night of a back-to-back. With the Stars still fighting for a playoff spot, Lehtonen could get every start the rest of the way.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Lehtonen will start Sunday's game against the Panthers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen -- who backstopped Saturday's 5-2 win over the Lightning -- will return to the Dallas net once again Sunday, this time opposite Roberto Luongo of the Panthers.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Lehtonen turned away 27 of 29 shots to down the Lightning on Saturday. Impact: The wins continue to pile up for Lehtonen, who has notched six victories in his last eight starts. His winning ways have allowed the Stars to hold off the Coyotes for the final playoff spot out West for the time being, but with just a one-point lead in the standings, the Stars may not be able to give him a game off the rest of the way.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Lehtonen led the Stars onto the ice for pregame warmups and thus figures to start Saturday's game against Tampa Bay, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: The Stars are vying for a wild-card spot and will predictably send their horse back out for an eighth consecutive start. Lehtonen has won five of his last seven, but he gave up three goals in a 4-1 loss to the Canes on Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Lehtonen is expected to start in goal Sunday against the Lightning, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen got the hook Thursday after allowing three goals on 16 shots but he's had a pretty strong season overall, making it rather easy to overlook the occasional hiccup. He gave up four goals on 21 shots in a loss to Tampa back on March 1.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Lehtonen made 35 saves in a 5-0 rout of Washington on Tuesday night. Impact: It was Lehtonen's fourth shutout of the season, matching a career high. He's 5-1-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average in his last six games.(STATS, 2:56pm)
Kari Lehtonen
2013-14 Season
W-L-O
33-20-10
GAA
2.41
SV%
.919
SO
5
Bio
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 210  Age: 30
Born: 11/16/1983, Helsinki, Finland
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2002 - Rd 1
(2nd overall by the Thrashers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Kari Lehtonen
2. Tim Thomas