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Report: Dallas Stars may wait until regular season to upgrade goalies

The Dallas Stars’ struggle in goal in 2015-16 was evident, but the team might not immediately look for an upgrade between the pipes. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports Stars general manager Jim Nill might end up upgrading his shoddy goaltending situation in the offseason, but he writes Dallas might be patient in acquiring a goalie and stick with the status quo entering the season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heika: Lehtonen is one of my favorite people, but here's the issue with him and the Stars moving forward

Mike Heika recently held a chat to talk all things Dallas Stars. Here are some highlights:Question: Kari Lehtonen seems to have all the intangibles you want in a goalkeeper. Why hasn't he lived up to expectations? Is it just inconsistency, or something more?Heika: Kari is one of my favorite people, because he has worked hard to get himself in shape and he cares very deeply about...
Via SportsDay
11 days ago

Kari Lehtonen steps up as Stars hold off Blues to force Game 7

ST. LOUIS -- This time it was Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen's turn to shine.Lehtonen made 35 saves to bring the series home to Dallas for Game 7 with a 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Monday night.Brian Elliott, a standout throughout the postseason, was pulled in the first period."We can just flip the script and say how well Elliott played, and just change the name to Lehtonen now,"...
Via Associated Press
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lehtonen sticks out the pad, Stars force Game 7

Watch as Kari Lehtonen makes a pad save in the final minute to help the Dallas Stars avoid elimination and force Game 7.
Via SportsNetCanada
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Four surprises from Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

It wouldn’t be the playoffs without the unexpected popping up here and there. Sure, the first round hasn't quite concluded yet — at least, not in the Western Conference — but it’s still as good of a time as ever to reflect on some of the shockers coming out of games over the last week and a half.Here are four surprising moments and trends to emerge from Round 1.Surprising...
Via Yardbarker
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Can the Dallas Stars keep up their two-goalie system?

Get past the talk about the piping hot start and about Tyler Seguin's offensive surge — the whole team's offense, really — and the next big topic coming out of Dallas Stars' camp has been about who will get the starting job between the pipes.During the early stretch of the Stars' 2015-2016 campaign, they have alternated between longtime starter Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi,...
Via Yardbarker
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Will loss of Seguin ruin the Dallas Stars’ playoff chances?

Friday night’s win against the Florida Panthers was a Pyrrhic Victory for the Dallas Stars. Despite winning the game 2-0, the Stars lost forwards Ales Hemsky, Patrick Eaves, and Tyler Seguin to injury. Since the game, the Stars announced that Seguin and Eaves have been placed on injured reserve, while Hemsky appears to be out short-term with a lower-body injury. Eaves left the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars: Tough Week Sums Up Season

The Dallas Stars added three of a possible eight points from this week’s games. A total that was disappointing for a variety of reasons. Looking at just the four teams on the slate, (Colorado, Tampa Bay, Buffalo, and New York) it wouldn’t be unreasonable to look for five or six points out of this week. But after watching the games, it is safe to say that seven points were tantalizingly...
Via isportsweb.com
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kari Lehtonen Suffers Mild Concussion After Collision In Crease (Video)

Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen suffered a “mild” concussion Monday night and will miss a couple of days, per the Dallas Morning News. If you feel like you’ve read this story before, you aren’t going crazy. While the Stars pulled off an incredible comeback featuring a Tyler Seguin hat trick Monday night against the Florida Panthers, they lost Lehtonen in the process...
Via NESN.com
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars acquire Stanley Cup Champ, Tim Thomas

Dallas Stars acquire Stanley Cup Champ, Tim ThomasThe Dallas Stars have acquired Tim Thomas from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Dan Ellis. Tim Thomas heads to Texas. The #stars send Dan Ellis to #FlaPanthers to complete the deal. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 5, 2014 With Roberto Luongo being traded to Florida yesterday, this opened up a possibility for the Dallas...
Via isportsweb.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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