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Lehtonen steals point for Stars

Friday, 01.25.2013 / 1:12 AM / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Lehtonen steals point for Stars

The Dallas Stars picked up a point Thursday night, and they’ll put it in the category of a point stolen by their goaltender.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 38 shots as the Stars squandered a 2-0 lead and fell 3-2 in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks at American Airlines Center.

“If Kari isn’t there, there is no game tonight,” said Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas. “There’s no chance we get a point, we just got lucky that we hung in there for that long.”

“We really didn¹t deserve to be in the game, probably from the puck drop, other than short spurts,” said Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski. “We basically got a point because of [Lehtonen} tonight.”

This was Lehtonen’s third start of the season and each time he’s seen 40 or more shots. Thursday night it was 41, and he faced two quality chances within the first 30 seconds of the game.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan pinned the high shot total on two factors.


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SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 61 23 37 -1 60
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 61 14 37 -3 51
E. Cole 56 18 14 4 32
J. Klingberg 47 10 22 4 32
T. Daley 58 16 15 -11 31
A. Hemsky 55 9 17 -7 26
A. Goligoski 61 2 24 4 26
C. Eakin 58 12 13 -3 25
A. Roussel 59 11 11 -11 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 25 13 9 .906 2.96
J. Enroth 13 24 2 .900 3.31
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