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Dec 18, 2014
Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves in Dallas' 2-0 win over Vancouver on Wednesday.
Defending Big D 23 hours ago

Dallas Stars Postgame Graham Wrapper Episode 10 - Thank You, Based Kari

Kari Lehtonen to the rescue! Thanks to Kari Lehtonen's best performance of the season, the Stars defeated the Canucks 2-0 on Wednesday night. He bailed out every single mistake the Stars made last night. While the team was far from perfect, he was actually perfect.
Nucks Misconduct Dec 18, 2014

Lack of goal support leads to fifth straight loss for Canucks

Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen played out of his mind on Wednesday, leading the Stars to their sixth straight win over the Canucks with a 27-save shutout. The Dallas Stars sure do like playing the Vancouver Canucks. On Wednesday night, the Stars were carried by goalie Kari Lehtonen to their sixth straight win over the Canucks, a 2-0 shutout at Rogers Arena. In case you weren't counting, the losing streak for the Canucks has reached five games. That 3-0 win over the Penguins back on December 4 seems like a memory of the distant past. Lehtonen was the star of the night (no pun intended),...
Defending Big D Dec 18, 2014

Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars Shut Out Vancouver Canucks 2-0

Lehtonen came up huge early and came up huge often, stopping all 27 shots that he faced along the way It wasn't always pretty, but in a lot of ways it was exactly the type of win that the Dallas Stars needed. Kari Lehtonen recorded a 27-save shutout, Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel scored goals, and the Stars, to the last man, played their best overall defensive game as a team en route to a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. You need to learn how to walk before you're able to run, and the same is true for hockey teams breaking out of slumps. The Stars' defense still gave up plenty...
Rotoworld Dec 18, 2014

Kari Lehtonen makes 27 saves in shutout - Kari Lehtonen (G) Dallas Stars

Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves in Dallas' 2-0 win over Vancouver on Wednesday.
Defending Big D Dec 9, 2014

A Candid Interview With Dallas Stars Goaltender Kari Lehtonen

The Stars netminder opened up about the struggles of the team this season, his own work in net and how the new players are fitting in. [Editor's Note: Longtime loyal reader and aspiring Finnish sports journalist Henri Muroke was able to sit down with Kari Lehtonen last month for a rather candid interview with the Dallas Stars goaltender. The interview originally appeared for Jatkoaika online (which can be found here) and we thank Henri for his work in translating the interview for us here at DBD. Please note this interview was on November 19, just after the bad loss to Carolina, so please...
Defending Big D Dec 9, 2014

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Mike Smith, Devan Dubnyk Showing What Backups Goalies Are For

The Stars have had the opposite of good luck with goaltending, but Arizona has found a gem of a backup thus far. Also, Jakub Voracek is really great, and Kevin Klein is also great even when his ear is falling off Things have not gone well for the Stars this season.  Of all the places the Stars needed stability this season, goaltending was at the top of the list, as it should always be.  The Stars' defense was going to be, erm, fluid from day one, and even with the turnover the blueline has seen, the Stars were always going to need Kari Lehtonen to come up big more than a couple times a...

Stars-Jets scouting report: How will Kari Lehtonen fare against ex-teammate?

Dec 2, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen (32) warms up prior to the against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Hockey Wilderness Nov 29, 2014

Game 22 (Wild vs. Stars) Stats Breakdown

The Wild got out of Dallas with a win after blowing another 3-0 lead. On paper, the Dallas should have won last night's game..  The Wild were out-shot, out-possessed out-played through for large chunks of time.  Yet, in the end it didn't matter.  The Wild snuck five goals past Kari Lehtonen and gained two crucial points. It's not a trend you want to see for the team going forward, but a win is a win.  Let's look at the stats: Team Stats Allowing an opposing team 45 shots on goal generally isn't a formula for winning.  The Wild relied on Darcy Kuemper to keep them in this game,...
Defending Big D Nov 25, 2014

Dallas Stars Edge Edmonton Oilers 3-2

The Stars extend their win streak to three games, and are now 3-1 on the current home stand The old hockey adage goes that your best players have to be your best players, and that's exactly what happened for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Tyler Seguin scored two goals, John Klingberg had a goal and an assist, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 35 out of 37 shots as the Stars dropped the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 3-2. Dallas played a strong opening 40 minutes, holding leads of 1-0 and 3-1, before falling into their same old bad habits and capitulating in the third period. Much like...
Defending Big D Nov 25, 2014

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,...

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