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Kari Lehtonen
22 2.85 0.902
Team: Dallas Stars Height: 6-4 Born: 11/16/1983
Position: GWeight: 205 Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Apr. 3 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST19:40 UAE11:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped just 19 of 24 shots in Sunday's defeat at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The veteran netminder had been playing very well heading into Sunday's matchup, compiling a 4-1-1 record with a 1.32 goals-against average and .950 save percentage over his previous six starts. Lehtonen still rates as a risky fantasy choice on a Dallas team that struggles defensively and is currently playing out the string.
Apr. 2 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST19:24 UAE11:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 25 saves in the Stars' 3-0 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Analysis: Lehtonen is 4-1-1 with a .950 save percentage over his last six starts.
Mar. 29 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST20:20 UAE12:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 32 saves but allowed three third-period goals in the Stars' 4-1 loss at Montreal on Tuesday.
Analysis: Lehtonen was headed to a fifth consecutive strong start before faltering in the final frame. He entered Tuesday's clash having yielded only four goals while going 3-0-1 over his previous four assignments.
Mar. 25 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST19:32 UAE11:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen turned aside 20 shots in Friday's 6-1 win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Lehtonen has yielded only three goals over his last three starts, going 2-0-1.
Mar. 24 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST18:55 UAE10:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 24 saves through overtime before allowing Chicago to score on two of its three shootout attempts as the Stars lost 3-2 on Thursday.
Analysis: Lehtonen has a 1.73 GAA in his last four starts, including three on the road. Dallas begins a five-game trip Sunday in New Jersey, a place where he has a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage in six career starts.
Mar. 21 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST20:05 UAE12:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 30 saves in Monday's 1-0 win over the Sharks.
Analysis: Lehtonen recorded his second shutout of the season and the 36th of his career. His first shutout since Nov. 3 at Colorado. It was an encouraging performance for the veteran goalie, who was 1-3-0 with a 4.03 GAA and .851 save percentage in his previous five games. The Stars next visit Chicago on Thursday, and Lehtonen has a 3.65 GAA in losing his last three starts against the Blackhawks.
Mar. 18 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST18:38 UAE10:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped 21 of 24 shots in Friday's loss to the Flames.
Analysis: Lehtonen has become totally unreliable, posting an .851 save percentage in his last five games.
Mar. 17 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST18:46 UAE10:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen broke out of a slump by making 26 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win at Vancouver.
Analysis: Lehtonen had been pulled in the second period of his previous two starts and even game up two goals on just nine shots in relief Antti Niemi on Tuesday. Dallas next plays in Calgary, a place where Lehtonen has won his last four starts behind a 2.21 GAA.
Mar. 13 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST20:27 UAE12:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen allowed three goals on eight shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Sharks before being pulled for the second straight game in favor of Antti Niemi.
Analysis: Lehtonen has stopped just 20 of 26 shots in 46 minutes in his last two games after finishing with 83 saves on 86 shots to win his previous two outings. The Stars are in Edmonton on Tuesday, and Lehtonen was pulled in his last game against the Oilers, allowing four goals on 13 shots back in November. He is 7-2-0 with a 2.21 GAA lifetime in Edmonton.
Mar. 9 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST20:40 UAE11:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen was pulled 3:21 into the second period of Wednesday's 5-2 home loss to Ottawa after allowing three goals on 18 shots.
Analysis: If the Stars are at home, do no turn to Lehtonen, who has a 3.75 GAA and .879 save percentage in seven games in Dallas since the beginning of February. However, they begin a four-game trip Sunday in San Jose, and Lehtonen has a 2.31 and .936 in his last seven on the road.
Mar. 7 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE10:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made a season-high 42 saves to help the Stars snap the Capitals' 15-game home winning streak in Monday's 4-2 win.
Analysis: Lehtonen has won both of his starts in March, stopping 83 of 86 shots. He lost six of nine in February with a dreadful .888 save percentage.
Mar. 5 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST19:42 UAE10:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made a season-high 41 saves for Dallas in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Lehtonen's outstanding showing came in his first start since surrendering six goals on 28 shots against Boston last Sunday. The Stars are at Washington on Monday, and Lehtonen had 18 saves in a 4-3 OT loss to the Capitals on Jan. 21. He had a 1.88 GAA in winning his previous eight starts against the Caps.
Feb. 1 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST1:02 UAE (+1)16:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen helped the Stars to Tuesday's 6-3 win over Toronto with a 40-save effort.
Analysis: Lehtonen has now started Dallas' last five games and played reasonably well, posting a 2.56 GAA and a .923 save percentage along with a 2-1-2 record. He's still a shaky bet from a fantasy perspective, but may be on his way to separating himself from Antti Niemi for playing time.
Jan. 27 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST19:50 UAE10:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen came on for Antti Niemi to start the second period Thursday and stopped 21 of 22 shots to get a win over Buffalo.
Analysis: Coach Lindy Ruff said he decided Thursday morning to start Niemi, who was sick, over Lehtonen, who was dehydrated. It may have further cemented the fact Lehtonen is taking over the No. 1 job. While Niemi was pulled for a third straight start, Lehtonen has a solid .927 save percentage in his last five games.
Jan. 19 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)20:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped 33 of 35 shots Thursday as the Stars lost 3-0 to the Islanders.
Analysis: He has a 1.74 GAA and .957 save percentage over his last two appearances after posting marks of 3.92 and .871 in his previous five.
Jan. 17 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST7:08 UAE (+1)22:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Antti Niemi made 22 saves on 28 shots Tuesday for Dallas before being replaced in the third period by Lehtonen, who stopped all 12 shots he faced in the Stars' 7-6 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Lehtonen had gone 0-2-1 with a 3.92 GAA and an .871 save percentage in his previous five appearances.
Jan. 16 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST0:55 UAE (+1)15:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 4-1 loss at Buffalo on Monday.
Analysis: He fell to 0-1-1 with a 4.41 GAA and an .854 save percentage in his last four starts.
Jan. 8 7:29 AM PT8:29 AM MT9:29 AM CT10:29 AM ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST19:29 UAE10:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped 11 of 14 shots before he was replaced by Antti Niemi midway through Saturday's game. Niemi then allowed the winning goal with 1:54 remaining as the Stars lost 4-3 to the Blues.
Analysis: Lehtonen has a 4.76 GAA in his last two appearances after posting a 1.46 mark in going 3-0-0 in his previous four.
Jan. 5 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST22:10 UAE13:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen had 29 saves but saw a three-start winning streak halted in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal.
Analysis: Lehtonen entered the matchup having stopped 95 of 100 shots over his last four appearances and registering a 1.46 GAA over that stretch. He's still not a great fantasy asset on a Dallas squad that struggles defensively and in which he shares time with Antti Niemi.
Dec. 30 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST19:41 UAE10:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped 13 of 14 shots before coming out of the game with 15 minutes left because of NHL concussion protocol after being barreled over by Jarome Iginla. Lehtonen was back on the bench before end of the game and Ruff said he was OK.
Analysis: Antti Niemi took over in net, and could get some starts if Lehtonen needs rest.
Dec. 28 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST20:03 UAE11:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 35 saves, helping the Stars beat the Coyotes 3-2 in a heated contest on Tuesday.
Analysis: The Stars host the Avs on Thursday, and Lehtonen stopped 23 shots in a 3-0 win in Colorado on Dec. 3.
Dec. 9 7:17 AM PT8:17 AM MT9:17 AM CT10:17 AM ET15:17 GMT23:17 8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST19:17 UAE10:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen stopped 33 shots, including all 21 in the second period in the Stars' 5-2 win over the Predators on Thursday.
Analysis: Lehtonen has a .949 save percentage in three December starts after entering the month at .885 in 14 games.
Dec. 4 9:13 AM PT10:13 AM MT11:13 AM CT12:13 PM ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST21:13 UAE12:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen had 23 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Lehtonen was sharp in his 35th career shutout, but he didn't face a lot of prime scoring chances. The Stars also were unable to generate many offensive opportunities, but they capitalized on a couple of openings.
Nov. 29 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)22:23 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen drew the start for the Stars on Tuesday and stopped 17 of 19 shots in a loss at Detroit.
Analysis: Lehtonen has now lost three straight starts and stopped only 80.8 percent of his save chances over that stretch. Neither he nor Antti Niemi has played particularly well this season, and their continued timeshare makes both goaltenders hands-off from a fantasy standpoint.
Nov. 18 6:15 AM PT7:15 AM MT8:15 AM CT9:15 AM ET14:15 GMT22:15 7:15 AM MST9:15 AM EST18:15 UAE9:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 34 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Avs.
Analysis: Lehtonen has faced at least 30 shots in four straight games, and is 3-0-1 in those contests with a 2.74 goals-against average.
Nov. 12 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST20:10 UAE11:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 40 saves as the Stars won for the second time in two nights, beating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Lehtonen has yielded two each to win his last two starts.
Nov. 9 8:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST20:58 UAE11:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen was pulled midway through the second period Tuesday in Winnipeg after allowing four goals on 11 shots.
Analysis: Lehtonen has lost five consecutive starts with a 3.94 goals-against average. However, Antti Niemi, who stopped just 16 of 20 shots in relief on Tuesday, hasn't been any better with a 3.65 GAA for the season. They should continue to split playing time.
Nov. 7 5:56 AM PT6:56 AM MT7:56 AM CT8:56 AM ET13:56 GMT21:56 6:56 AM MST8:56 AM EST17:56 UAE8:56 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen made 29 saves but lost his fourth consecutive start as Dallas dropped a 4-3 overtime decision at Chicago on Sunday.
Analysis: Lehtonen continues to split work with Antti Niemi, making neither anything more than a daily matchup play for fantasy purposes. The former may not even qualify as that after posting a suspect 3.44 goals-against average and .875 save percentage during his losing skid.
Oct. 30 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST18:42 UAE10:42 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen had his worst game of the season Saturday, allowing four goals on just 15 shots in a 4-0 loss at Minnesota.
Analysis: It was the second time in three games Lehtonen has surrendered four goals. He certainly isn't a good option in net as he continues to split time with Antti Niemi, whose .893 save percentage is even worse than Lehtonen's .900.
Oct. 21 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST21:21 UAE13:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen registered a season-high 35 saves but let in four goals in Thursday's overtime loss to Los Angeles.
Analysis: Lehtonen's fantasy stock constantly fluctuates due to the presence of teammate Antti Niemi, but he has started three of Dallas' first four games and allowed just two goals over the first two. He looks to be the Stars' goaltender to own at the moment.
Oct. 18 6:38 PM PT7:38 PM MT8:38 PM CT9:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)21:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Lehtonen finished with 27 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Predators.
Analysis: Lehtonen has given up two goals on 41 shots in his two appearances this season.

Career Regular Season Stats

2003-04 Atl 4 239 1.25 4 0 - 0 0 1 5 106 0.953
2005-06 Atl 38 2165 2.94 20 15 0 - 3 2 106 1123 0.906
2006-07 Atl 68 3934 2.79 34 24 9 - 5 4 183 2075 0.912
2007-08 Atl 48 2706 2.90 17 22 5 - 2 4 131 1560 0.916
2008-09 Atl 46 2624 3.06 19 22 3 - 4 3 134 1498 0.911
2009-10 Dal 12 662 2.81 6 4 0 - 0 0 31 350 0.911
2010-11 Dal 69 4119 2.55 34 24 11 - 9 3 175 2043 0.914
2011-12 Dal 59 3496 2.33 32 22 4 - 6 4 136 1739 0.922
2012-13 Dal 36 1986 2.66 15 14 3 - 3 1 88 1050 0.916
2013-14 Dal 65 3803 2.41 33 20 10 - 5 5 153 1888 0.919
2014-15 Dal 65 3697 2.94 34 17 10 - 3 5 181 1875 0.903
2015-16 Dal 43 2279 2.76 25 10 2 - 1 2 105 1121 0.906
2016-17 Dal 59 3177 2.85 22 25 7 - 10 3 151 1546 0.902
Career 612 34893 2.72 295 219 64 - 51 37 1579 17974 0.912

Career Postseason Stats

Totals Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2006-07 Atl 2 118 5.59 0 2 0 - 0 0 11 73 0.849
2013-14 Dal 6 345 3.29 2 4 0 - 0 1 19 165 0.885
2015-16 Dal 11 554 2.81 6 3 0 - 2 1 26 257 0.899
Career 19 1018 3.30 8 9 0 - 2 2 56 495 0.887

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