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Edmonton Journal Mar 27, 2015

Oilers' Bachman gets shutout against former team

The Edmonton Oilers were handing over 60-inch TVs, patio furniture and trips to the world hockey championship in Prague, Czech Republic, on fan appreciation night Friday at Rexall Place, but they weren’t giving away two points to the Dallas Stars. Goaltender Richard Bachman, who played 32 games for Dallas before joining the Oilers’ farm team, stuck a knife in the Stars’ playoff hopes and twisted it as he stopped all 29 shots in a 4-0 victory over his buddy, Kari Lehtonen.
Defending Big D Mar 26, 2015

Kari Lehtonen Keeps Hope Alive As Stars Down Flames 4-3 in Shootout

The Flames gave everything they had, but Kari Lehtonen and Ales Hemsky led the Stars to a victory against the desperate Flames. Kari Lehtonen stood tall when he needed to as the Stars managed to hold off what I would aptly describe as a #pesky Flames team Wednesday night.  Ales Hemsky scored two goals, and Jamie Benn added another, but it was Tyler Seguin's shootout goal that held up after Kari's three saves in the skills competition sealed the victory for a jubilant Stars team. --- This much-anticipated game started with what felt like nineteen straight icings by Calgary, so the Stars'...
Defending Big D Mar 25, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Goaltending Alternatives for Next Year Are Limited

Lehtonen probably isn't going anywhere for a while yet, and that's okay. Also, Devan Dubnyk, well, you know, and Jim Nill talks Nichushkin while wearing a plaid suit. Kari Lehtonen's salary is the sixth-highest wage being drawn by a goaltender who has played 40 games or more this season.  As you certainly know, this salary rank is not commensurate with his performance this year, which is an even-strength save percentage of .918, the 12th-best number of 14 goalies in that same 40-game-minimum bucket. In the month of March, however, Kari Lehtonen has been very, very good, sporting a .936...
Defending Big D Mar 24, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Patrik Nemeth and Kari Lehtonen's Simultaneous Return

It's never just one thing, but maybe it's just two things? Also, the KHL might be losing its biggest star soon, and Reilly Smith is back on the bench again, for some reason Let's take a somber pill before we get going this morning, mmk?  Okay, that's better. --- Since Patrik Nemeth returned on March 3rd, the Stars have gone 7-2 against NHL-caliber teams.  In that time, Kari Lehtonen is 7-1 with a .912 SV% against the same.  In case you hadn't noticed, Buffalo is being omitted from these numbers, which is fine for our current purposes.  Buffalo is doing their best to omit themselves...
Stars-Sabres scouting report: Will Kari Lehtonen out-duel former backup Anders Lindback?

Stars-Sabres scouting report: Will Kari Lehtonen out-duel former backup Anders Lindback?

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Defending Big D Mar 22, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Kari Lehtonen and Stars' Defense Put on a Show Against Chicago Blackhawks

Just about every name you hope to see contributing pitched in during last night's victory. Also, Mike Smith shot a puck into a goal, indirectly, and Tyler Toffoli gave Alex Burrows a shot, directly. Some quick thoughts from last night before we get to the sumptuous hyperlinks you came here for: Kari.  Last night was top-of-the-line goaltending, no foolin'.  Just the other day, I mentioned something about how Kari seems to play best when he's cocky and calm.  I'm the furthest thing from a goalie expert (well, not literally the furthest), but last night was that, for 60 minutes.  It was...
Northwest Herald Mar 22, 2015

Lehtonen makes 33 saves, Stars blank Blackhawks

DALLAS – Kari Lehtonen stopped all 33 shots, including a penalty shot, for his fifth shutout this season and 32nd of his career, and the Dallas Stars defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Saturday night.
Defending Big D Mar 16, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Kari Lehtonen Is Usually Pretty Good

But just not always, and that has been kind of the problem this year. Also, Ovechkin makes a new best friend and the Hamburglar throws his namesake into the crowd. The Stars were the better team last night in every way except the one that counts, which is goals.  The Stars went a particularly toothless oh-fer on the power play, and Vladimir Tarasenko only had to lose Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin for a split second before firing a puck along the ice past Kari Lehtonen. "I lost my guy there, and it’s in the back of the net," Benn said. "I take the blame for that one. I can’t be giving...
St. Louis Game Time Mar 15, 2015

Recap: Stars Vs. Blues 0-60 In 2.3 Periods

Less shots, more winning. After everyone and their brother recording a shot last night, the Blues would look to score a few more against the Stars. The Blues coming off a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Wild last night. Dallas was coming off of a 4-2 win in Washington on Friday night. The Blues in the second night of a back to back would start Jake Allen. The Stars would counter with Kari Lehtonen. The line combinations for the Blues would change once again from last night. Olli Jokinen and Petteri Lindbohm would get in tonight leaving Steve Ott and Robert Bortuzzo as the odd men out. To...
Defending Big D Mar 12, 2015

Dallas Stars Goal Production Gives Them Win Over Carolina Hurricanes, 5-3

They just had to make it interesting... Is Kari Lehtonen pulling himself out of his own head and playing like he usually does finally, or is it a product of the team defense in front of him? It's just two games, so it's hard to say yet which one it is (if either), but these last two games have been more like the performances the Dallas Stars are used to. Though he followed a similar formula to his last win, allowing a goal on the first shot within the first minutes of the game, Lehtonen settled after that and came up with some big stops on prime chances. It's not what happened in so many...
Stars-Hurricanes scouting report: Can Kari Lehtonen exorcise another demon at Carolina?

Stars-Hurricanes scouting report: Can Kari Lehtonen exorcise another demon at Carolina?

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Defending Big D Mar 10, 2015

Preview: Dallas Stars @ Philadelphia Flyers (6:00pm CST)

The Stars are looking for their first win in Philly since the 2007-2008 season tonight on Fox Sports Southwest PLUS. The Dallas Stars soldier in Philadelphia tonight after more of the same in Tampa Bay. They led after two periods. They had more shots. They scored four times. And they lost the game. Somehow. Kari Lehtonen started in Florida and was pulled. Jhonas Enroth finished strong there but then was lit up for four against the Lightning on 27 shots (plus the empty-netter). Expectation says they'll swing back to Kari Lehtonen as Lindy Ruff looks for one of his guys ignite. Who really...
Defending Big D Feb 28, 2015

Dallas Stars Roster Watch: Slip-Sliding Away Edition

A winless week sees our beloved Stars floundering. The big picture isn't a great one, but there were a few standouts. Take a break from the Trade Deadline and check out this week's Ups/Downs. I’ll focus on the first three goals against. Three goals, that is, on 14 shots. In those three goals, we see a microcosm of the 2014/2015 Stars season. One (the first) sits squarely on the shoulders of goaltender Kari Lehtonen, another (the third) was the result of a "that-can’t-get-through" pass allowed by the defense, and the last (the second), more than anything just a solid play to setup an...

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