Kari Lehtonen G DAL 2 weeks ago

Lehtonen was pulled from Friday's game against the Blues after giving up six goals on 19 shots.

A brutal night for Lehtonen, who has given up a whopping 10 goals in his last two appearances. He's been so consistently inconsistent this season that it's gotten out of hand. With two straight losses, the 31-year-old drops to 34-17-10 on the season with a .903 save percentage and 2.94 GAA. The Stars have been eliminated from playoff contention, so it wouldn't come as a surprise if the backup Jhonas Enroth sees some action in the final few games of the season.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen was first off the ice at morning skate, making him the likely starter for Friday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Even with the Stars eliminated from playoff contention, Lehtonen continues to serve as the team's workhorse. He went 9-3-0 in March, but one of those losses came in his last start, when he was pulled after allowing four goals on 19 shots to the Flames.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen was pulled after allowing four goals on 19 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Flames on Monday.

Lehtonen -- who had previously won eight of his last 10 starts -- was lit up by the Flames offense on this night. He's been one of the league's busiest goalies with 64 appearances this season, compiling a .906 save percentage and 2.88 GAA along the way -- numbers that just haven't been good enough to get the Stars into the playoffs.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen is on track to start Monday's game against the Flames, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Lehtonen has won eight of his last 10 games, though he has surrendered 13 goals over his last four outings. He' face a Calgary team is coming off a 5-2 triumph over the Preds on Sunday.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen stopped 33 of 36 shots in Saturday's win over the Canucks.

While Lehtonen has won eight of his last 10 games, he's allowed at least three goals in four straight outings. While his .907 save percentage and 2.84 GAA needs work, Lehtonen's 34-15-10 record makes him a reliable fantasy option. He starts almost every game and hasn't suffered back-to-back regulation losses since late-January.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen will be in net for Saturday's game against the Canucks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Lehtonen will look to bounce back from a poor performance on Friday against the Oilers in which he allowed four goals on 28 shots. He'll take on a Vancouver squad that averages 2.81 goals scored per game, good for 12th best in the NHL.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen allowed four goals on 28 shots in a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Oilers on Friday.

Even if the offense in front of him would have provided some support, allowing four goals is often too tough to overcome. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Lehtonen, who has been solid of late in trying to keep the Stats in playoff contention. Dallas plays again Saturday in Vancouver, so owners will want to check in leading up to game time as to who coach Lindy Ruff hands the start to.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 3 weeks ago

Lehtonen will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Oilers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Stars will begin a back-to-back set Friday, and with the team still trying to force its way back into the playoff picture, it's conceivable that Lehtonen could get the nod again Saturday in Vancouver. However, no decision on that front will likely be made until Lehtonen takes on the Oilers in what should be a favorable matchup for the goaltender. Edmonton ranks in the bottom fifth of the league in both goals and shot attempts per game, and with Lehtonen reeling off wins in seven of his last eight games, he'll make for an easy activation Friday.

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 4 weeks ago

Lehtonen stopped 31 of 34 shots then was perfect in the shootout in a 4-3 win over the Flames on Wednesday.

Where has this guy been all year? That's four straight wins and seven victories in the last eight appearances for Lehtonen, who's now up to 33 wins on the season. At 61 starts, he's one of the more heavily-used goalies in the league -- and as such gives owners frequent opportunity for wins. The only problem is that he's been wildly inconsistent this year with a .908 save percentage and 2.82 GAA, so it's nice to see the Finn put rack up some W's. Better late than never, right?

Kari Lehtonen G DAL 4 weeks ago

Lehtonen is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Flames, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.

Lehtonen, who is 6-1-0 in his past seven games with a 1.71 GAA and .932 save percentage in that span, is thus slated to make his eighth straight start in net for the Stars on Wednesday.