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What is the Dallas Stars' answer at goalie behind Kari Lehtonen?

Studying each team’s goaltenders in the playoffs reveals a few examples to follow. So should the Stars be keeping tabs? With Kari Lehtonen having four years left at an average salary of $5.9 million — making him the team’s highest-paid player — there seems little that can be changed at the top of the netminding ladder in Dallas. But how they manage Lehtonen? Now, that can...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars acquire Stanley Cup Champ, Tim Thomas

Dallas Stars acquire Stanley Cup Champ, Tim ThomasThe Dallas Stars have acquired Tim Thomas from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Dan Ellis. Tim Thomas heads to Texas. The #stars send Dan Ellis to #FlaPanthers to complete the deal. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 5, 2014 With Roberto Luongo being traded to Florida yesterday, this opened up a possibility for the Dallas...
Via isportsweb.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stars goalie sprawls for amazing save

Anyone who watches the Dallas Stars knows just how much goaltender Kari Lehtonen does for the team. He covers up for a lot of poor defensive play, and keeps his team in the game more often than not. And sometimes, Lehtonen keeps the Stars in the game with something absolutely ridiculous. There was the behind-the-back save vs. Columbus. The sprawling kick-save vs. Phoenix. And tonight...
Via Around The Rink
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

After short recovery, Lehtonen ready to return to Stars

FRISCO, Texas -- Unfortunately, Kari Lehtonen knows all about the dreaded lower-body injury. The 29-year-old Dallas Stars goaltender missed 12 games in fall 2011 due to a groin injury and the talented Finn suffered a similar injury in a win at Winnipeg on Oct. 11, a game where after 35 minutes and he had stopped all 21 Jet shots he had faced, Lehtonen felt something was not right...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stars activate G Lehtonen from IR

The Dallas Stars have activated Kari Lehtonen from the injured list, and the goalie says he expects to play Thursday against Edmonton. Lehtonen has missed five games because of a groin injury after leaving in the first period of a 4-3 win over Vancouver on Feb. 15. The 29-year-old Lehtonen from Finland was among the NHL leaders in wins when he was injured. He is 7-2-1 with a 2...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Goalie Kari Lehtonen With Save of the Year (Video)

The shortened NHL season is only in it's early stages, and the Dallas Stars goalie already has a top candidate for save of the year.  Kari Lehtonen made a save that not only shocked me when I watched it, it faked out the announcers too.  The puck seemed to ricochet off his shoulder and hang in the air for a couple seconds.  Lehtonen didn't give up on it and decided to...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss
NICE SAVE

Stars G points to score after losing shutout bid

Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was a one man wrecking crew against the Detroit Red Wings last night.  In the Wings home opener, Lehtonen stopped 39 of 40 shots, and was actually 3.4 seconds away from getting a shutout.  This would have been the Wings first shutout loss in their home opener since 1947.Damien Brunner recorded his first NHL goal off this beautiful pass from Pavel...
Via Diehardsport
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Stars sign goalie Lehtonen to 5-year extension

The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension worth $29.5 million. The deal announced Friday secures the eight-year veteran through the 2017-18 season. The 28-year-old Lehtonen is coming off career bests in save percentage (.922) and goals-against average (2.33). He tied his career high with four shutouts. He was 32-22-4 and became the...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kari Lehtonen accidentally hits Stars fan in face with puck during pregame warmups (Video)

During pregame warmups before Friday night's NHL game in Vancouver, Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen accidentally hit a Stars fan in the face with a flying puck, setting off a hilarious chain of events to follow. The video of the incident starts off by showing a male and female Stars fan in the front row. Note the female fan is obviously a big Lehtonen fan as she holds...
Via Holdout Sports
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Lehtonen back at critical time for Stars

The groin injury Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen suffered Nov. 26 was overshadowed by, well, just about every other significant injury in the NHL this season. And there have been a few. But let the record show that the Stars were tied for first place in the division when the injury struck Lehtonen just 5:31 into the Stars' 3-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. Few goalies had been...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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