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Fantasy Update

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Rotoworld
Kari Lehtonen will get his 19th start through Dallas' first 23 games on Tuesday night against Edmonton.
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Kari Lehtonen gets the start against Edmonton - Kari Lehtonen (G) Dallas Stars

Kari Lehtonen will get his 19th start through Dallas' first 23 games on Tuesday night against Edmonton.
Defending Big D 7 hours ago

Dallas Stars Have Fun With Line Combinations; Kari Lehtonen Back in Net vs. Oilers

Stars lines were a bit jumbled this morning, but perhaps only temporarily. Gotcha. Just a quick update from morning skate today as the Dallas Stars prepare to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Stars players were given the option of choosing their own lines for the skate, which ended up looking a bit like this: Roussel-Spezza-SeguinGarbutt-Eakin-SceviourBenn-Fiddler-HemskyMoen-Horcoff-Eaves The irony is that there are some who feel this actually could be a great way to spread around the scoring for the Stars. Perhaps if you swap Eakin and Fiddler, and suddenly there are three...
Defending Big D Nov 19, 2014

Fixing the Dallas Stars: On Mental Fragility, Bad Defense & Goaltending Struggles

This is just a mess. On Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes scored a goal in the second period. With the Dallas Stars leading 2-0 just over two minutes into the second period, Jeff Skinner retrieved a long pass through the neutral zone and skated uncontested into the offensive zone. Both Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley were in position to challenge Skinner, but gave him plenty of space while trying to -- what seemed -- keep him on the outside for what should have been a harmless shot. Yet Skinner unleashed a rip of a shot from a bad angle that found it's way over Kari Lehtonen's shoulder,...
Defending Big D Nov 15, 2014

Gameday Preview: Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars (1:00pm CST)

The Stars are still looking for their first win against a Central Division opponent as the Wild come to town for an early, early start. Kari Lehtonen might have produced the highlight of the season in Los Angeles Thursday night as the Stars won their second in a row, but head coach Lindy Ruff knows his team played one of of their most solid efforts throughout. "We needed the one real big save from our goaltender," Ruff admitted, "but other than that, I thought we played a pretty clean game defensively where we didn't give up a lot of good opportunities." The reward was the Stars' first...

Stars-Wild scouting report: Young John Klingberg will be tested by Jason Zucker

Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), of Finland, deflects a shot by Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) in front of Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minn., …
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2014

Dallas Stars Roster Watch: Kari Lehtonen, Tyler Seguin Lead Pack of Improving Players

The Stars finally busted out this week, and have won two in a row heading into the weekend. Surely that means we'll see some familiar faces in the Up column. Maybe... and don't call me Shirley. It’s funny, sometimes, how a slump gets busted. The Dallas Stars lost seven in a row despite great efforts against the likes of Anaheim and St. Louis. Then, they showed up a full period late against the Coyotes, coughed up another third period lead, and sauntered out of the building with a win. Of course the Stars would follow up their narrow escape with a superb, complete-game effort against the...
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2014

Stars vs. Kings Film Review: A Breakdown of Kari Lehtonen's Unbelievable Save on Jarret Stoll

Oh, this was too good not to take a closer look. Moments like what occurred last night in Los Angeles don't come along often, when a goaltender makes a save so incredibly amazing that the entire hockey world almost comes to complete stop to share their admiration and amazement. What Kari Lehtonen was able to do last night, with the Dallas Stars leading 2-0 over the Los Angeles Kings, was one of the most spectacular saves you're ever going to witness and one that may wind up as the best save of Lehtonen's career. This save had everything -- timing, athleticism, luck and unbelievable...
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2014

Dallas Stars Observations: Kari Lehtonen's Glove, John Klingberg's Savvy Shut Out Defending Champs

After some early-season struggles, Kari Lehtonen may finally be hitting his stride. Well, we can probably stop talking about how the Stars haven't been getting "that save" for a little while, because Kari Lehtonen gave them one for the ages last night.  After Kyle Clifford whipped the puck to the net, it found its way through a crowd of players to Jarret Stoll on the back door, and you know what happened.  We all know what happened.  Please go watch that save again right now.  I'll wait. Welcome back.  Let's also take a moment to remember how Lehtonen stopped Dwight King on a...
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2014

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Everyone Loves Kari Lehtonen

The Stars goalie impressed everyone, including his opponents, with his save of the year candidate on Thursday and other news and notes from around the NHL. You can probably make the case that Kari Lehtonen really rounded into form this season with Tuesday's win over the Arizona Coyotes, but it was his play Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings that made the NHL sit up and take notice. The Dallas Stars goalie threw his name into the ring for save of the year with his astounding glove grab on Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings in the second period, a save that said he is well and truly...
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2014
Kari Lehtonen Nabs First Shutout Of The Season As The Dallas Stars Drop The L.A. Kings 2-0

Kari Lehtonen Nabs First Shutout Of The Season As The Dallas Stars Drop The L.A. Kings 2-0

After dropping seven in a row the Stars are finally starting to turn a corner, winning their second straight game. It was their best win of the season so far, and it came at a perfect time. Kari Lehtonen stopped all 27 shots that he faced, Ryan Gabutt and Jason Spezza scored the goals, and the Stars' overall team defense, which had been struggling heavily all season long, played a nearly spotless game as the Stars shut down the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Thursday night. It was a a refreshing game for the team on multiple levels, but most importantly of all, it was a cohesive team win. From...
Defending Big D Nov 14, 2014

GIF: Kari Lehtonen Robs Jarret Stoll for Save of the Year Candidate vs. Kings

Lehtonen's best save of his career? Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars haven't had a great start to their season, but are looking strong tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, leading 2-0 and maintaining almost complete control of the game. Midway through the second period, the Kings finally were able to get some sustained pressure and after a flurry of chance in front, Jarret Stoll thought he had a wide-open net to hit to cut the score in half. Lehtonen had a different plan in mind. GIF curtesy of @myregularface at GIFGoldMine.com Easily a save you'll be seeing at the top of...
Defending Big D Nov 12, 2014

Dallas Stars Observations: Special Effort from Kari Lehtonen Helps Snap Skid; Can Team Build On It?

The Stars goaltender gave his team the special sort of effort they've been needing to snap this losing skid. Most of the time, the three stars of an NHL game are selected a bit before the game actually ends, the official ballot signed and delivered to the PA announcer for reading soon after the final buzzer. I can only assume that's what happened Tuesday at Gila River Arena. Because from my seat in the cozy confines of section 213, there's no way Kari Lehtonen shouldn't have been among them. There are a lot of ways to get yourself into a losing streak as a team. The offense can go cold, the...
Defending Big D Nov 8, 2014
Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jordie Benn, Kari Lehtonen and Falling from Grace

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Jordie Benn, Kari Lehtonen and Falling from Grace

The no-longer-new blueliner's struggles this year are something of a microcosm of the team's same difficult stretch this year. In other news, Detroit can win without Datsyuk and with their 3rd string goalie, and listen to a rant against the false gospel of the Original Six. After the Stars gave up the third goal to Nashville Thursday night, it seemed like every bit of good that had been built up over the last fifteen minutes or so had all disappeared faster than a handful of leprechaun bubble bath.  Not again, we thought.  How can they possibly recover from that? And because the world...
Wild 4, Stars 1: Thomas Vanek, power play come alive

Wild 4, Stars 1: Thomas Vanek, power play come alive

There was no big celebration when the red light behind Kari Lehtonen lit up.
Defending Big D Nov 1, 2014
Dallas Stars Not Confirming, But Signs Point to Kari Lehtonen Starting Against Minnesota Wild

Dallas Stars Not Confirming, But Signs Point to Kari Lehtonen Starting Against Minnesota Wild

Lindy Ruff isn't naming his starting goaltender for tonight, but all signs point to Kari Lehtonen making the start in both ends of this back-to-back. Today may only be the start of the season's second month, but the Dallas Stars are apparently treating tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild like it's as important against any down the stretch. While coach Lindy Ruff would not confirm his team's starting goaltender for tonight, regular starter Kari Lehtonen did not particpate in morning skate while backup Anders Lindback stayed late with the recovering Sergei Gonchar. That would seem to...

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