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32 Kari Lehtonen G
Height/Weight: 6-4/210 | Birthdate: 11/16/1983 | Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland | Team: Dallas Stars | College: None | NHL Experience: 10 | Salary: $4,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 81/54 | Average Draft Position: 56.75
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4/3/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Gives Up Six Goals, Pulled In Loss

News: Kari Lehtonen was pulled from Friday's game against the Blues after giving up six goals on 19 shots.
Analysis: A brutal night for Kari Lehtonen, who has given up a whopping 10 goals in his last two appearances. He's been so consistently inconsistent this season that it's gotten out of hand. With two straight losses, the 31-year-old drops to 34-17-10 on the season with a .903 save percentage and 2.94 GAA. The Stars have almost been eliminated from playoff contention, so it wouldn't come as a surprise if the backup Jhonas Enroth sees some action in the final few games of the season.

4/3/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen First Off Ice Friday

News: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is thus in line to start Friday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Even with the Stars nearing eliminated from playoff contention, Kari Lehtonen continues to serve as the team's workhorse. He went 9-3-0 in March, but one of those losses came in his last start, when he was pulled after allowing four goals on 19 shots to the Flames.

3/31/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Pulled Monday

News: Kari Lehtonen was pulled after allowing four goals on 19 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Flames on Monday.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen -- who had previously won eight of his last 10 starts -- was lit up by the Flames offense on this night. He's been one of the league's busiest goalies with 64 appearances this season, compiling a .906 save percentage and 2.88 GAA along the way -- numbers that just haven't been good enough to get the Stars into the playoffs.

3/31/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Roll With Lehtonen

News: Kari Lehtonen is on track to start Monday's game against the Flames, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen has won eight of his last 10 games, though he has surrendered 13 goals over his last four outings. He' face a Calgary team is coming off a 5-2 triumph over the Preds on Sunday.

3/29/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Makes 33 Saves In Win

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 of 36 shots in Saturday's win over the Canucks.
Analysis: While Kari Lehtonen has won eight of his last 10 games, he's allowed at least three goals in four straight outings. His .907 save percentage and 2.84 GAA for the season still needs work, but the goalie's 34-15-10 record makes him a generally reliable fantasy option. He starts almost every game and hasn't suffered back-to-back regulation losses since late January.

3/28/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Will Start Saturday

News: Kari Lehtonen will be in net for Saturday's game against the Canucks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen will look to bounce back from a poor performance on Friday against the Oilers in which he allowed four goals on 28 shots. He'll take on a Vancouver squad that averages 2.81 goals scored per game, good for 12th best in the NHL.

3/28/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Lackluster Against Oilers

News: Kari Lehtonen allowed four goals on 28 shots in a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Oilers on Friday.
Analysis: Even if the offense in front of him would have provided some support, allowing four goals is often too tough to overcome. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Kari Lehtonen, who has been solid of late in trying to keep the Stats in playoff contention. Dallas plays again Saturday in Vancouver, so owners will want to check in leading up to game time as to who coach Lindy Ruff hands the start to.

3/28/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars' Lehtonen Gets Start Saturday

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Gets Start Saturday

News: Kari Lehtonen will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Oilers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: The Stars will begin a back-to-back set Friday, and with the team still trying to force its way back into the playoff picture, it's conceivable that Kari Lehtonen could get the nod again Saturday in Vancouver. However, no decision on that front will likely be made until Lehtonen takes on the Oilers in what should be a favorable matchup for the goaltender. Edmonton ranks in the bottom fifth of the league in both goals and shot attempts per game, and with Lehtonen reeling off wins in seven of his last eight games, he'll make for an easy activation Friday.

3/26/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Shootout Win For Stars' Lehtonen

Kari Lehtonen

Shootout Win For Stars' Lehtonen

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 of 34 shots then was perfect in the shootout in a 4-3 win over the Flames on Wednesday.
Analysis: Where has this guy been all year? That's four straight wins and seven victories in the last eight appearances for Kari Lehtonen, who's now up to 33 wins on the season. At 61 starts, he's one of the more heavily used goalies in the league -- and as such gives owners frequent opportunity for wins. The only problem is that he's been wildly inconsistent this year with a .908 save percentage and 2.82 GAA, so it's nice to see the Finn rack up some W's. Better late than never, right?

3/25/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Roll With Lehtonen On Wednesday

News: Kari Lehtonen is slated to start Wednesday's game against the Flames, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen, who is 6-1-0 in his past seven games with a 1.71 GAA and .932 save percentage in that span, is thus slated to make his eighth straight start in net for the Stars on Wednesday.

3/25/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars To Stick With Hot Lehtonen On Wednesday

Kari Lehtonen

Stars To Stick With Hot Lehtonen On Wednesday

News: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is in line to start Wednesday against the Flames, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
Analysis: Eight points back of the Jets for the final wild-card spot, the Stars' playoff hopes still remain on life support, but Kari Lehtonen has been instrumental in keeping the team alive this long. Though it's been largely an awful season for him, Lehtonen has won eight of his nine starts in March while compiling a 1.98 GAA and .925 save percentage. He was only to narrowly escape with a victory his last time out against a horrible Buffalo squad, but with his inspired play on the whole of late makes it worthwhile to keep him active Wednesday.

3/24/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Third Consecutive Win For Stars' Lehtonen

Kari Lehtonen

Third Consecutive Win For Stars' Lehtonen

News: Kari Lehtonen allowed three goals on 28 shots in a 4-3 win over Buffalo on Monday.
Analysis: He wasn't great in this one, but was good enough for his 32nd win of the season. Kari Lehtonen has now won three consecutive starts and has emerged victorious in six of his last seven, so he makes for a great play right now despite his sub-par .907 save percentage and 2.82 GAA.

3/23/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Set To Go With Lehtonen On Monday

News: Kari Lehtonen is on track to start Monday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen, who has earned wins in five of his last six starts, including Saturday's shutout win over Chicago, draws a favorable matchup Monday, with the low-scoring Sabres entrenched at the bottom of the NHL standings.

3/22/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars' Lehtonen Blanks Blackhawks

Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Blanks Blackhawks

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped all 33 shots he faced in Saturday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: Another terrific performance from Kari Lehtonen, who has stopped 64 of the last 65 shots he's faced. With six wins in his last seven games, the 31-year-old advances to 31-14-10 on the season. He's been up-and-down in terms of individual performance this year, but he plays almost every game, meaning he piles on the wins. Ride him while he's hot.

3/21/2015

Kari Lehtonen, G, DAL Stars To Go With Lehtonen For Another Start

Kari Lehtonen

Stars To Go With Lehtonen For Another Start

News: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at the Stars' morning skate and is thus slated to start Saturday against the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: March has been kind thus far for Kari Lehtonen, who has reeled off six wins in seven starts this month while sporting a 2.13 GAA and .916 save percentage. We've previously seen Lehtonen show signs of clamping down on the opposition over multiple games this season, only to submit a momentum-killing dud. It wouldn't be a surprise if that happened Saturday against a Blackhawks attack that still has plenty of firepower, even after the season-ending injury to Patrick Kane. Tread carefully with Lehtonen.

3/19/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Lehtonen, Stars Take Advantage Of Slumping Pens

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped 31 of 32 and came away with a 2-1 victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
Analysis: The Pens came into the game slumping, and Kari Lehtonen helped send them to their fourth consecutive loss. On the flip side, it's the fourth win in five starts for the Finnish netminder, although his rate stats have continued to be rather inconsistent.

3/19/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Roll With Lehtonen Thursday

News: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at the Stars' morning skate and is thus in line to start Thursday against the Penguins, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen, who had a three-game winning streak snapped in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Blues, will look to bounce back Thursday against a Pittsburgh squad that has dropped three straight by a combined 9-1 tally.

3/16/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Gives Up Two Goals In Loss

News: Kari Lehtonen gave up two goals on 20 shots in Sunday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: It was the first loss in four games for Kari Lehtonen, who falls to 29-14-10 on the season. His .905 save percentage needs improvement, but Lehtonen has played a whopping 57 games this season, which has helped him remain a strong source of wins for fantasy owners.

3/15/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Set To Face Blues

News: Kari Lehtonen is in line to square off against Jake Allen and the Blues on Sunday, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen, who is thus on track to earn his 57th start of the season, has won three straight decisions, to up his season mark to 29-13-10.

3/13/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Takes Down Capitals

News: Kari Lehtonen made 18 saves on 20 shots in Friday's win over Washington.
Analysis: That's four wins in five appearances for Kari Lehtonen, who advances to 28-13-10 on the season. While his .905 save percentage and 2.94 GAA could use improvement, the 31-year-old is a workhorse in Dallas, sitting ninth in the NHL in wins.

3/13/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen To Start Friday

News: Kari Lehtonen will get the start in net Friday against the Capitals, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen will make his third consecutive start for the Stars on Friday. He's been hot of late, recording three wins in his last four starts. He'll take on a Washington team that averages 2.91 goals scored per game, good for sixth best in the league.

3/13/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Wins Ugly

News: Kari Lehtonen gave up three goals on 18 shots Thursday in a 5-3 victory over Carolina.
Analysis: With a 4-1 third-period lead, Kari Lehtonen was heading for a decently shiny, low-usage stat line, but he ended up allowing two goals late in the period to uglify his statistics in his 500th NHL game. Lehtonen's won three of his last four outings, but he continues to turn in spotty play.

3/12/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars' Lehtonen Looking For Redemption Thursday

News: Kari Lehtonen will be in the net for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen was able to score his first win in 14 attempts against the Flyers his last time out Tuesday, and now he'll aim to exact revenge on a Hurricanes squad that whipped him for four goals on 16 shots in a Nov. 18 tilt. Outing-to-outing consistency hasn't been Lehtonen's calling card by any stretch of the imagination this season, so it will be tough to rely on him to keep any momentum going Thursday, even though the Hurricanes are far from a formidable team. Like the Flyers, Lehtonen also hasn't enjoyed much success against Carolina, posting a 7-12-1 record and 3.44 GAA for his career.

3/10/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Lehtonen Shines For Stars Tuesday

News: Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 of 26 shots to earn the game's first star Tuesday in a win over the Flyers.
Analysis: A nice bounce-back effort for Kari Lehtonen, who was yanked in his last start after giving up three goals on just 11 shots. Unfortunately, efforts like this have come too inconsistently for Lehtonen to be a reliable roll in fantasy.

3/10/2015

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Kari Lehtonen

Stars Set To Go With Lehtonen On Tuesday

News: Kari Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at the Stars' pre-game skate and is thus in line to start Tuesday against the Flyers, NHL.com's Adam Kimelman reports.
Analysis: Kari Lehtonen has been hit-or-miss of late, but he's in line to be back in net for the Stars on Tuesday after giving way to Jhonas Enroth in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Lightning. He'll make for a low-end goalie option among the Tuesday slate.