Kari Lehtonen

#32 G / Dallas Stars / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 32 College: None

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Saves aplenty in victory

    Lehtonen saved an astounding 44 of 46 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks. Lehtonen has now won two straight with a .942 save percentage, and he's ultimately looking better than his counterpart, Antti Niemi, as of late. If the 31-year-old gets the call against the Capitals on Saturday, he'll face a tall task against the NHL's top offense. However, Lehtonen has beaten Washington this year, which should relax fantasy owners slightly if he's between the pipes.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Starting in goal Thursday

    Lehtonen will be in net Thursday, facing the Blackhawks on the road, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Lehtonen was heavily tested this past Tuesday, slapping away 37 of 40 shots en route an overtime win over Minnesota. Antti Niemi was yanked from his start against the defending champions just last Saturday, so the Stars will hope for better luck with Lehtonen in the crease from the get-go. It's worth noting that the big goalie has a 3.07 GAA on the road this season, so he could run into some headwinds Thursday.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Starting Tuesday against Minnesota

    Lehtonen will be between the pipes in Tuesday's game against the Wild, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Lehtonen replaced Antti Niemi in goal for the final two periods of Saturday's game against Chicago, surrendering two goals on just 15 shots en route to a 5-1 defeat. The former first-round pick has been decent in limited action this season, posting a 13-5-0 record with a 2.82 GAA and .907 save percentage in 23 appearances. He'll look to pick up his 14th win of the season Tuesday in a favorable matchup with a slumping Minnesota club that has lost 10 of its last 11 games.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Likely starter against Minnesota

    Lehtonen appears to be the starter on Tuesday against Minnesota, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. After coming into the Stars' last game in relief, Lehtonen would grab his first start since Jan. 19. It could be a chance to work a little more of the goalie share back into his favor if he plays well against the ailing Wild.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Allows three goals in loss

    Lehtonen made 26 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Kings. Lehtonen has now lost three of his past four games, allowing 14 goals in that span. He's been marginally better this season compared to the previous year, improving his save percentage to .908 from .903 and lowering his goals-against average to 2.82 from 2.94. The Stars will almost assuredly turn to Antti Niemi for Thursday's game against the Oilers. Though neither goalie has stood out, Niemi has the slight inside track on the No. 1 job, but it's still a timeshare at the moment.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Starts versus Kings

    Lehtonen is likely to get the start against the Kings on Tuesday, reports Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. After playing two of six games, Lehtonen will get his second start in the last three games despite allowing four goals on 35 shots in his last outing.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: 31 saves not enough against Ducks Friday

    Lehtonen turned away 31 of 35 shots in Friday's loss to the Ducks. It was a decent showing from the Finnish netminder, who has given up at least three goals in three of his last four appearances. The 32-year-old is now 13-4-0 on the season with a .909 save percentage. While he splits the crease with Antti Niemi, Lehtonen gives you a very strong chance at a win whenever he gets the nod.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Starting Friday against Anaheim

    Lehtonen will be in the crease in Friday's game against the Ducks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Lehtonen was fantastic in his last outing, stopping 32 of 33 shots en route to a 2-1 win over the Jets last Thursday. He'll look to keep rolling Friday in a highly favorable matchup with a Ducks club averaging just 1.90 goals per game this season, 30th in the NHL.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: Enjoys return to home cooking

    Lehtonen stopped 32 of 33, then two of three in the shootout Thursday for a 2-1 home win against the Jets. After a hellish trip to the East Coast in which the Stars got pounded for 15 goals -- including the Isles hanging six on Lehtonen last Sunday -- en route to three straight losses, home cooking proved to be the cure for what ailed them. He may have a sparkling 13-3-0 record, but Lehtonen's rate stats don't come close to living up to that lofty win total -- even with this shiny outing, he has a mere .911 save mark, leaving the Finnish netminder 28th in the league in that category. The good news is that the Scars score a lot and Antti Niemi has been only marginally better -- he's 27th in save percentage.

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    Stars' Kari Lehtonen: In goal Thursday

    Lehtonen will protect the net Thursday against the Jets. Lehtonen will look to bounce back after an outing against the Islanders that resulted in him allowing six goals on 44 shots. He's done pretty well overall this season, but continues to split starts with Antti Niemi. The netminder generally receives ample offensive support, but the Stars also allow a lot of shots on goal. He'll square off against the Jets on Thursday, who average 2.43 goals per game on the road this season.

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