NHL: Dallas 2, Columbus 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Brad Richards' second goal of the game broke a third-period tie Saturday and the Dallas Stars went on to defeat Columbus 2-1.

NHL: Dallas 2, Carolina 1 (SO)

DALLAS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brad Richards scored the only goal of the shootout Friday and Andrew Raycroft had another outstanding game in bringing the Dallas Stars a 2-1 win over Carolina.

NHL: Columbus 3, Dallas 2 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Rick Nash forced overtime with a last-minute goal and Kyle Wilson got the shootout winner Monday in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-2 victory over Dallas.

NHL: Dallas 4, Carolina 1

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- James Neal scored a goal in each of the first two periods Monday and the Dallas Stars took over the Pacific Division lead with a 4-1 win over Carolina.

NHL: Dallas 2, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Loui Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Saturday, handing the Dallas Stars a 2-1 come-from-behind decision over St. Louis.

NHL: Dallas 3, St. Louis 2

DALLAS, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Mike Ribeiro completed a Dallas comeback by scoring with 3:19 to play Friday, giving Dallas a 3-2 victory over St. Louis.

NHL: Colorado 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

DALLAS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Kevin Porter's goal in the fifth round of a shootout Saturday boosted the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 triumph over Dallas.

NHL: Dallas 2, Anaheim 1

DALLAS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Brad Richards scored a tie-breaking goal at 8:24 of the third period Tuesday that gave the Dallas Stars a 2-1 win that cooled off the surging Anaheim Ducks.

NHL: Anaheim 4, Dallas 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Bobby Ryan scored two of Anaheim's three third-period goals Friday in carrying the Ducks to their sixth straight win, 4-2 over Dallas.

NHL: Los Angeles 3, Dallas 1

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Kings got third-period goals from Justin Williams and Jack Johnson Thursday in a 3-1 win over Dallas.

NHL: Dallas 5, Pittsburgh 2

DALLAS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Loui Eriksson scored twice Wednesday, one of the goals coming on a penalty shot, sending the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 decision over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Dallas 4, Buffalo 0

DALLAS, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Andrew Raycroft turned in a stellar first start for Dallas Saturday, stopping 34 shots to lead the Stars to a 4-0 victory over Buffalo.

NHL: Los Angeles 5, Dallas 2

DALLAS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Alexei Ponikarovsky and Wayne Simmonds scored 9 seconds apart in the second period Thursday to break open a tie game and boost Los Angeles past Dallas 5-2.

NHL: Nashville 1, Dallas 0

DALLAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Cal O'Reilly got the only goal of the game in the first period Saturday and the Nashville Predators made it hold up for a 1-0 victory over Dallas.

NHL: Dallas 3, St. Louis 2 (SO)

DALLAS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Mike Ribeiro capped a no-miss shootout for Dallas Saturday, finding the net for the game-winner in the Stars' 3-2 victory over St. Louis.
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Kari Lehtonen
Atlanta Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen gets hit by Florida Panthers Nathan Horton in firtst period NHL action, at the Bank Atlantic Center, in Sunrise, Florida, on October 5, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Kari Lehtonen (born November 16, 1983) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected second overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, becoming the highest-drafted European goaltender as well as the highest Finnish player ever in NHL history.

Kari Lehtonen was drafted second overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers after an outstanding 2001–02 season in the Finnish SM-liiga. Lehtonen was the backup goalie for Jokerit, but captured the starting position and won the Urpo Ylönen trophy, given to the best goalie of the season, and the league's playoff MVP award, the Jari Kurri trophy. Lehtonen stayed with Jokerit for one more season before crossing the sea.

During the 2003–04 NHL season, Lehtonen mostly spent his time with the Chicago Wolves, the Thrashers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, but he was called up for a number of occasions and played four games for the Thrashers, winning all four of them and posting one shutout. After posting a .953 save percentage and 1.25 goals against average (GAA), Lehtonen spent the majority of the year in the AHL.

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