Kari Lehtonen Can Once Again Prove Doubters Wrong

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Lehtonen last was in the postseason in 2007 as a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. Just 23 at the time, he had helped the Thrashers make the playoffs for the first time by forging a 34-24-9 record. In the opening game against the New York Rangers, he lost a 4-2 contest and was replaced by Johan Hedberg in Game 2. In Game 3, he returned...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues blanked by Stars 3-0

DALLAS -- Trevor Daley had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Dallas Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. The Stars missed the postseason a franchise-record five straight seasons after never going more than one without a playoff trip since moving to Dallas...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kari Lehtonen close to returning, but not ready for Sunday

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (concussion) continued to practice Saturday and said he is feeling closer to normal. He will travel with the team to Winnipeg, but is not expected to play on Sunday. In addition, Cristopher Nilstorp also will travel with the team, keeping Lehtonen as the third goalie. “He’s coming on the trip with us, but when he’ll be ready to play is yet to be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars' goalie Kari Lehtonen leaves game after collision

Kari Lehtonen got hit hard against the Wild in tonight's game, forcing him to leave.Wild forward Erik Haula came barrelling through and ran over Lehtonen. His helmet flew off and his face was bloodied. Haula received a charging major and a 10-minute game misconduct for the transgression.The Stars were losing 3-2 when Lehtonen was forced to leave, but ended up winning the game...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars’ Kari Lehtonen leaves game after hitting head on crossbar

On the night that Dallas Stars legend Mike Modano had his number retired, the Stars wanted to bring home a win for him. Unfortunately for the Stars, starting goalie Kari Lehtonen was injured during their effort after being headbutted by Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula and then hitting his head on the crossbar. Haula was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for this hit...
Via Diehardsport
March 08, 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

Finland makes a last-minute goalie change, starts Kari Lehtonen vs. Sweden

Via Matias Strozyk on Twitter, big news regarding the Finnish team ahead of this morning's semifinal game between Finland and Sweden (7 AM EST, NBCSN/TSN): Kari Lehtonen confirmed as Finland's starter against Sweden. Rask already played through flu symptoms in the quarterfinal. — Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) February 21, 2014 The Finnish Ice Hockey Association...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 21, 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 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

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