Kari Lehtonen 32 | Goaltender

Dallas Stars

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Fri. Oct 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Lehtonen made 25 saves on 27 shots in Friday's shootout win over the Devils. Impact: Lehtonen has now won four of his last five games, giving up 15 goals in that span. Excluding a blowout loss to the Flyers, Lehtonen has looked dynamic in the Stars' crease, providing reliable goaltending behind a potent offense. As long as he remains healthy, Lehtonen is a quality fantasy option who will rack up the wins.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 24, 2014
News: Lehtonen will get the start in net for the Stars on Friday against New Jersey, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. Impact: Lehtonen has been hit and miss through five starts this season, and will bring his 2.92 GAA and a .913 save percentage into Friday's showdown in Newark. The Devils have been surprisingly potent on offense in the early stages of the season, so it's far from a safe bet that Lehtonen will turn in a respectable outing Friday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 21, 2014
News: Lehtonen turned away 43 out of 46 pucks in Tuesday's win over the Canucks. Impact: Sure, he gave up three goals, but this still represents an outstanding start for Lehtonen, particularly considering the amount of rubber that came his way. The Finnish netminder hasn't been able to replicate last season's dominance so far this year, but he also hasn't lost in regulation yet.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 21, 2014
News: Lehtonen is in the net Tuesday versus the Canucks, Sportsnet reports. Impact: Lehtonen's recent history against the Canucks (4-0, 0.95 GAA over last five starts) would seem to bode well for his chances of rebounding from Saturday's six-goal debacle against the Flyers. Ryan Miller will oppose him in the opposite net.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 21, 2014
News: Lehtonen is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official website reports. Impact: Lehtonen will look to get back on track after giving up as many goals (six) in his last start as he did in his first three combined. He will take on a Vancouver squad that is currently tied for 10th in the league in offense, averaging 3.00 goals per game.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Oct 19, 2014
News: Lehtonen stopped 31 of 37 shots Saturday. Impact: Lehtonen was poor but so was the defensive effort for Dallas.(STATS, 11:46am)
Oct 19, 2014
News: Lehtonen gave up six goals on 37 shots in Saturday's overtime loss to Philadelphia. He is now 0-10-3 against the Flyers in his career. Impact: Lehtonen, who came into Saturday with two straight wins, always seems to struggle against the Flyers. Don't read too much into it; it's just one of those things that nobody can really explain. The 30-year-old is now 2-0-2 on the season with a .906 save percentage and 2.90 GAA. He's very reliable in the Stars' crease and should bounce back in the next few games.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Oct 18, 2014
News: Lehtonen will make the start in goal for the Stars on Saturday against the Flyers, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen delivered an excellent outing his last time out against a potent Pens attack, stopping 27 of 29 shots en route to his second win of the season. He'll get an easier test against the flailing Flyers, though he's struggled mightily against them in his career, posting an 0-10-2 record and 3.50 goals-against average. Staying healthy remains an annual concern for Lehtonen, but if he can approach the 65 games he appeared in last season for the Stars, he'll have a good chance at finishing as a top-10 fantasy option at his position.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Lehtonen stopped 27 of 29 shots in Thursday's victory over the Penguins. Impact: Lehtonen's given up exactly two goals in each of his three starts this year, and has been rewarded with a 2-0-1 record. He should remain a reliable option in the Stars' net, as he typically has been when healthy.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Lehtonen led the Stars onto the ice and will be the starter in goal Thursday versus the Penguins, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen will match up against the Penguins' Marc-Andre Fleury in search of his second win of the season.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice at Thursday's morning skate and appears in line to start against the Penguins, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: Lehtonen has been excellent in two starts with a 1.92 GAA and .934 save percentage, but he'll certainly have his work cut out for him on the road against the powerful Penguins. Pittsburgh has blasted the opposition for 11 goals in their two games, and with the Stars not lacking in offensive firepower either, it wouldn't be surprising if a shootout materialized here. Tread carefully.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 14, 2014
News: Lehtonen made 33 saves on 35 shots in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jackets. Impact: Lehtonen's turned in very fine work in both of his starts to open the year and has plenty of job security as the Stars' top netminder. Roll him as long as he can stay healthy.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 14, 2014
News: Lehtonen is on track to start Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports. Impact: Lehtonen was the first goalie off the ice following Tuesday's morning skate, which puts him in position to start Tuesday night. He was a hard-luck loser in his first start of the season, picking up the loss despite giving up just two goals in 65:00 TOI.(RotoWire, )
Kari Lehtonen
2014-15 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 210  Age: 30
Born: 11/16/1983, Helsinki, Finland
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2002 - Rd 1
(2nd overall by the Thrashers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Kari Lehtonen
2. Anders Lindback