NHL: Dallas 4, Detroit 1

DALLAS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Brad Richards scored 41 seconds into the game Thursday and the Dallas Stars won their third straight to start the season with a 4-1 victory over Detroit.

NHL: Dallas 5, New York Islanders 4 (SO)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Ribeiro's goal in the third round of a shootout proved the difference Saturday in the Dallas Stars' 5-4 decision over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Dallas 4, New Jersey 3 (OT)

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Loui Eriksson's second goal of the game, coming 96 seconds into overtime Friday, lifted the Dallas Stars to a season-starting 4-3 victory over New Jersey.

Stars sign goalie Lehtonen to 3-year deal

DALLAS, May 11 (UPI) -- Goalie Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars have agreed on a three-year, $10.65 million contract extension, the team said Tuesday.

NHL: Anaheim 3, Dallas 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 30 (UPI) -- Corey Perry had a goal and an assist and Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves, 14 in the third period Monday, to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-1 win over Dallas.

NHL: Dallas 4, Los Angeles 1

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Brad Richards notched a pair of goals Saturday as the Dallas Stars cruised to a 4-1 win over Los Angeles.

NHL: Dallas 3, Nashville 1

NASHVILLE, March 23 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen was tough in nets, stopping 34 of 35 shots and boosting the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 decision over Nashville Tuesday.

NHL: Colorado 5, Dallas 3

DALLAS, March 14 (UPI) -- Paul Stastny notched a pair of goals and Craig Anderson stopped 48 shots Sunday as the Colorado Avalanche dispatched Dallas 5-3.

NHL: Atlanta 6, Tampa Bay 2

ATLANTA, April 11 (UPI) -- Colby Armstrong had two goals and Kari Lehtonen had 33 saves Saturday in the Atlanta Thrashers' 6-2 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Atlanta 5, Washington 1

ATLANTA, March 16 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen made 49 saves Monday to help the Atlanta Thrashers set a franchise record with their sixth straight win, a 5-1 victory over Washington.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Buffalo 3 (SO)

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- Brett Sterling scored the only shootout goal Saturday night, leading the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL: Atlanta 3, Colorado 0

DENVER, March 11 (UPI) -- The Colorado Avalanche were unable to solve Kari Lehtonen Tuesday and the 25-year-old Finn produced his 14th career shutout, a 3-0 Atlanta victory.

NHL: Atlanta 5, Calgary 2

ATLANTA, March 8 (UPI) -- Bryan Little notched two goals for the Atlanta Thrashers Sunday in a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

NHL: Atlanta 2, Montreal 0

ATLANTA, March 6 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves Friday night to record his second shutout of the season, giving the Atlanta Thrashers a 2-0 triumph over Montreal.

NHL: Florida 4, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, March 3 (UPI) -- Michael Frolik scored two goals Tuesday, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.
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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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