Kari Lehtonen G DAL 14 Days
Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 27 shots Thursday and was saddled with a loss in a 3-2 defeat to the Rangers.
Lehtonen picked a bad night to struggle as his counterpart, Henrik Lundqvist, drastically outplayed him in the game. The loss drops Lehtonen's record to 10-4-2 and updates his GAA to 2.08 and his save percentage to .932.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 18 Days
Kari Lehtonen turned aside 41 shots in Vancouver Sunday night to spark the Dallas Stars to a 2-1 victory over the Canucks.
It was Lehtonen's 11th consecutive start for the Stars and he's having an all-star type of season, with a 10-3-2 record. His goals-against-average is now 1.99.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 21 Days
Kari Lehtonen turned aside 25 of 28 Calgary shots in Dallas' 7-3 win Thursday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Lehtonen started his 10th straight game for the Stars and improved his record, which is now 9-3-2. He has a 2.08 goals against average and .929 save percentage. Maybe there is still a place for Lehtonen in the Finnish Olympic team.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 22 Days
Kari Lehtonen could get the nod again for Dallas on Thursday night.
He has started 10 straight games, including Wednesday's 3-0 shutout of Edmonton, since returning from a groin injury. Lehtonen has posted a 6-2-2 record over that span. "I hear his favorite number is 11," coach Lindy Ruff said with a smirk after the contest. Consider Lehtonen probable to face Calgary.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 22 Days
Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves to collect his first shutout of the season and 23rd of his career in Dallas' 3-0 victory over Edmonton Wednesday night at Rexall Place.
Lehtonen was the reason for the Oilers scoring troubles early on. He made an outstanding glove save on Jordan Eberle in the first period, then got a piece of Sam Gagner's effort to direct it off the crossbar to keep the game scoreless. Lehtonen now has a 8-3-2 record with a 2.01 GAA and .932 save percentage.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 26 Days
Kari Lehtonen gave up four goals in Dallas' 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Finn, who made 26 saves. Lehtonen is off to the best start of his career; his 2.18 goals-against average and .928 save percentage would easily be career bests. Even though they only have 18 points, if Lehtonen can keep this up, the Stars will be in the race for the whole season.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 27 Days
Kari Lehtonen will start in goal Saturday night against Chicago.
He's been outstanding for most of the season so far. Lehtonen does have a tough assignment Saturday night, though. The Hawks can put tremendous pressure on an opponent's defense and they can score, sometimes at will.
Kari Lehtonen G DAL 1 Month
Now that he's healthy, Kari Lehtonen is revving things up, as he improved to 6-2-2 with a shootout win against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Lehtonen stopped 34 out of 36 shots. His individual stats are dazzling so far, with a .937 save percentage and 1.93 GAA. The Stars could be taken a lot more seriously if Lehtonen stays on the pace and keeps up his strong work. He's one of the league's most underrated goalies.