Originally written January 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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DETROIT -- He didn't get the shutout, but Kari Lehtonen got the win. Lehtonen came within less than four seconds of a his 22nd career whitewashing, making 39 saves, and Michael Ryder scored both goals in the Dallas Stars' 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday night. Rookie Damien Brunner ruined Lehtonen's shutout attempt by scoring his first NHL goal, with 3.4 seconds left. It came off a goal-mouth scramble and a pass from Pavel Datsyuk. "It was fairly easy the first 50 minutes I would say, then Detroit came a lot harder," Lehtonen said. "It was nice to have that two-goal lead. It made it a little more calm." Cody Eakin assisted on both goals for Dallas (2-1-0). Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots for the Red Wings (1-2-1)."They trapped pretty good in the zone, I think ... But we've got to get harder to the net," Brunner said. "And they have a big goalie, who was making some saves." Ryder, who h...
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