Lehtonen has won just one of his last four starts since coming back from a minor injury that forced him to miss three games. He faces a hungry Blue Jackets team that used to make goalies must-starts, but Bobrovsky has changed that. Lehtonen could pull out a win in this one, but are you willing to take that risk?
Lehtonen allowed four goals on 36 shots on April 7th in an overtime win vs. the Sharks. He'll make his second start tonight vs. San Jose who have won three of their last four and look to clinch a playoff spot with a win tonight.
The recall of Nilstorp was prompted by Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen suffering a lower body injury in Tuesday’s game against Los Angeles. Lehtonen left the game late in the first period after experiencing some soreness. He is listed as day-to-day.
Consider Lehtonen doubtful for Friday's contest with the Predators.
Lehtonen has now won two in a row after stopping 32 of 36 shots in a 5-4 win over the Sharks last night. He will start tomorrow vs. the Kings. Lehtonen has played well vs. LA this season, going 2-1-0 with a 1.68 GAA and .956 SV% in three previous starts.
Kari Lehtonen is off the ice. It looks like Lehtonen vs. Fasth again tonight as the three-game series ends.
Lehtonen has lost five straight starts and allowed 19 goals in that span. This is the third game in a row the Ducks and Stars will face off. The Ducks got the better of Dallas in both games so far, 4-0 and 5-2. Be wary of starting Lehtonen given the Stars weak lineup and the tough matchup.
Lehtonen has lost four consecutive starts while allowing 15 goals. It won't get any easier for him because the Stars traded two of their best offensive threats in Jaromir Jagr (to BOS) and Derek Roy (to VAN). He has a tough matchup tonight vs. a tough Ducks team who shut them out on Monday.