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Defending Big D Nov 19, 2015

Dallas Stars Morning Skate: Kari Lehtonen Back In Net Against Washington Capitals

With Alex Ovechkin's quest for a record an ever-present danger, the Stars will try to wrap up a short road trip in style tonight. Despite his reported success against tennis ball shootout attempts from non-goaltenders, Tyler Seguin will not be making his goaltending debut for Dallas Stars tonight. No, the Washington Captials will be shooting an actual puck, so the Stars highly skilled forward will be back in his usual place centering hockey soulmate Jamie Benn. Vernon Fiddler will be back on the fourth line as well rather than making saves with Kari Lehtonen's glove. But in terms of...
Defending Big D Nov 15, 2015

Game 18 Afterwords: Benn, Seguin and Klingberg Defeat [insert any opponent here] in OT

Jason Spezza and Kari Lehtonen also came to play hockey tonight. This match was set to be something special from the outset as the Dallas Stars were fresh off putting a beatdown on the slumping Winnipeg Jets and looking to prove that the Central Division win was no fluke.  Minnesota was without Zach Parise, but they've been a very good team this year, and this was a chance for them to show that Dallas really wasn't that far away from them. An overtime win makes this game look close, but watching the two teams tonight couldn't leave any room for doubt about which was the superior club. ...
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2015

Preview: Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars (7:00pm CST)

The Stars can make another statement here, but slow down a very productive Wild squad. After an abundance of Eastern Conference competition the Dallas Stars handled their first stiff Central Division tester Tuesday night, narrowly defeating the Winnipeg Jets despite the two empty-net tallies on the board as the night concluded. The Stars survived an evening full of work for Kari Lehtonen in their bid for a piece of Western supremacy, but the challenge gets even harder with the 10-3-2 Wild in town tonight. The Wild took four of five from Ruff's bunch last season, compounding the well-known...
Defending Big D Nov 13, 2015

What Has Been Going Right For Dallas Stars Goaltender Kari Lehtonen This Season

Some tactical changes and a mental reset have the Stars goalie looking like his old self so far this season. With the Toronto media horde having access to the Dallas Stars twice in the past few weeks, there's been quite a bit written about how the team's offense is a buzz saw, how Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are both the unstoppable force and the immovable object, and how the trio of former Chicago Blackhawks are fitting in with their new teammates. But one of the most important parts of this season's improvement didn't get much mention - the return to form from goalie Kari Lehtonen. As...
Defending Big D Nov 12, 2015

Power Play, Kari Lehtonen Lift Dallas Stars Over Winnipeg Jets 6-3

Stars allow 38 shots but survive thanks to brilliance from Kari Lehtonen and Jamie Benn. If the Dallas Stars are going to lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Winnipeg Jets- Well, you know... Things looked scary for the home team 10 minutes into this one. Kari Lehtonen had allowed one he'd surely like back. They were losing to a divisional opponent. On home ice. The many irritants of a season ago seemed to be forming a confluence of defeat that would see the Stars lose their first consecutive games this season. Luckily the Stars' captain was there to save the day in the third. Dallas lost...
Defending Big D Nov 8, 2015

Dallas Stars Gut Out 4-1 Win Over Detroit Red Wings With Strong Outing From Kari Lehtonen

What appeared to be a ho-hum affair at the beginning of the game turned into a whole mess of craziness as the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1. Sunday afternoon games are a struggle for me, as they often occur during prime napping hours. And having that time taken away by a three hour hockey game can really hamper the quality naps for one of the two days a week I get to take them. It's a good thing this Stars team is entertaining to watch. And wins don't hurt either. The Dallas Stars pretty much dominated the first 19 minutes of the first period. Outshooting the Detroit Red...
Defending Big D Nov 5, 2015

Dallas Stars Goaltending Usage Appears To Be A True Tandem Deployment So Far

Lindy Ruff and company appears to be deploying their goaltenders in a true tandem so far this season. Most people scratched their head when Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill spent over $10 million on goaltending this offseason. Luckily, the expensive tandem goaltending strategy appears to be working for the red-hot Dallas Stars so far this season. Kari Lehtonen has started five games so far, with a 4-1-0 record and a .905 save percentage. It's not a world-beater save percentage, but you can't argue much with the winning record he's accrued. Antti Niemi has started eight games, with a...

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