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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...

Stars coach Lindy Ruff on Kari Lehtonen’s 6.89 GAA in last two games: ‘He’s trying his damndest’

Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) gives Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) a push before the game tying goal (6-6) in the third period at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Saturday, February 21, 2015. Abdelkader appeared …
St. Louis Game Time Feb 22, 2015

Sunday Links - Well...

THAT didn't go too well. Blues lose (meh) BLUES NEWS: "Another slow start dooms Blues"...Justin is on it. [SLGT] "Bringing up Binnington" a look at Chicago Wolves goalie Jordan Binnington. (s/t to CrossCheckRaise) [Chicago Wolves] Robb breaks down the addition of #FancyStats to NHL.com. [SLGT] HOCKEY NEWS: Eleven games last night, some with unfavourable numerical outcomes. [NHL.com 2/21/15] Eight games tonight. [NHL.com 2/22/15] Watch Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen and coach Lindy Ruff lose it, with good reason, after a goal by the Red Wings. Clearly Justin Abdelkader shoves Lehtonen. [CBS...
Winging It In Motown Feb 22, 2015

Red Wings Game Analysis, After-Action Report for Saturday February 21st: Detroit Red Wings 7 - Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Hi, this is going to be a very long post as we have 13 goals to review. The Red Wings won a game they really shouldn't have. These things happen. Box Score Here The reffing was dumb. After the first period, they probably didn't have a right to call anything, but they had a narrative-reffed game in this one. Both teams scored on the power play with Detroit getting 3 chances to Dallas' 2. Shots were 36-34 for the Wings. Jimmy Howard allowed six and got pulled. Jonas Gustavsson got the win for making two saves. Kari Lehtnonen did not get pulled. Guide to plus/minus adjustments The Goals [Ed...
Defending Big D Feb 19, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Like Lightning and Red Wings, Stars Can't Make Excuses

It's not unusual for banged-up teams to find ways to get it done without their go-to guys in the lineup. Also, Pekka Rinne stops like fifty shots in five seconds, and Loui Eriksson could be on the move again Last year, the Stars enjoyed an unusually healthy season.  While Kari Lehtonen did end up going down relatively early in the year, he still ended up playing in 65 games.  Seguin and Benn both played 80 games, and even Rich Peverley played in 60 games before that scary incident.  Stephane Robidas and Trevor Daley both missed a good chunk of time (and it's a shame that we had to see...
Rotoworld Feb 17, 2015

Kari Lehtonen to start vs. Blues on Tuesday - Kari Lehtonen (G) Dallas Stars

Kari Lehtonen will get the start against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

NHL results and news, Feb. 13: Blue Jackets top Flyers

The Blue Jackets had been winless when trailing after two periods (0-20-0) and the Flyers had not lost in regulation when ahead heading into the third period (13-0-2). Philadelphia goalie Ray Emery stopped James Wisniewski’s one-timer, but Anisimov jumped on the short rebound and shifted the puck to his forehand to beat Emery. Columbus’ comeback from a two-goal deficit with 11½ minutes left in the final period was spurred by a rare Jared Boll goal. Kari Lehtonen stopped 37 shots for his fourth shutout of the season for host Dallas, which lost three players to injuries. ... Tyler...
Defending Big D Feb 13, 2015

Dallas Stars Gain Two Points, Possibly Lose Tyler Seguin in 2-0 Win Over Florida

An ugly hockey game got so, so much uglier in the third period. The Dallas Stars, according to the score-sheet, were winners on Friday night. 2-0 over the Florida Panthers. I was going to write about how the Stars are now winning, though they're finally getting out-played. About how they were losing when they were dominating teams. Something about the numbers evening out. Or about Kari Lehtonen, who after seeing his GM trade for a goaltender whose purpose is to push him, responded with a shutout and a pretty sensational game. About how it was the first time in 17 games they allowed one goal...

Morning skate update: Kari Lehtonen to play Florida Panthers tonight, but much of the buzz is around new goalie Jhonas Enroth

Cody Eastwood and Josh Bogorad bring you the morning skate preview here. Lindy Ruff talks here. Kari Lehtonen will get the start tonight and attempt to put together a three-game winning streak for the first time since early January as …

Dallas Stars goalie situation: One game at a time

Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff met with struggling goalie Kari Lehtonen before practice on Friday. Lehtonen had another erratic showing during a 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday. In his last 12 games, Lehtonen is 4-4-3 with a save …
Defending Big D Feb 6, 2015

Poll: How Would You Fix Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars Goaltending Situation?

Clearly the Stars goalies aren't doing enough this season. How would you fix the problem that is costing the team almost every game? Early in Thursday's game, if you looked up at the American Airlines Center scoreboard at just the right moment, there was quite an interesting stat. According to the display, the Dallas Stars had given up two goals on just one shot. Now, that was just a timing error, but it fits the mood about the Stars goaltending situation perfectly. Kari Lehtonen has been, as we covered earlier this week, a career-worst kind of awful this season, and things don't seem to be...

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    John Klingberg

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