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Chicago ends Lethonen’s shutout streak in 10 seconds

Mar 16, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT

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Last night, the New York Islanders ended Ilya Bryzgalov‘s shutout streak – and then added another goal 35 seconds later.

The “how quickly things can change” shutout theme continued today for Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars, who might not look at their St. Patrick’s Day pre-game jersey gimmicks as so “lucky” anymore. Lehtonen carried a 128 minute and 32 second goose egg run into Friday and then saw Dave Bolland end it … 10 seconds into the game.

It got worse, too, as Patrick Sharp made it 2-0 about a minute and a half later.

With nearly half the first period remaining, there’s plenty of time for the Stars to come back. Still, if you want evidence of how drastically fortunes can shift from game-to-game (or even moment-to-moment) in the NHL, point to those two-goals-allowed clips by Lehtonen and Bryzgalov.

Update: the Blackhawks won the game 4-1. Check out highlights below.

  1. cup0pizza - Mar 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    Well, that sucked.

  2. blomfeld - Mar 17, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    As I said only yesterday … Lethonen Schmethonen ! People “want and need” to know about comrades Quick and Bernier … not this upstart Finnish sieve …

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