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Video: Stickless Lehtonen makes stunning kick save

Nov 2, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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Goaltender Kari Lehtonen wasn’t able to lead the Dallas Stars to victory last night. However, he pushed Colorado to overtime and getting a consolation point against the Avalanche right now is pretty good.

Dallas wouldn’t have gotten even that if it wasn’t for some nifty moves from Lehtonen early in the third period. He lost his stick in a scramble for the puck around the crease and because the pressure was still on, he didn’t have time to retrieve it.

Meanwhile Colorado’s John Mitchell attempted a wraparound and, well, you can see what happened for yourself:

Lehtonen was turning heads even before that save. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy called him “outstanding” in the first period, according to the Stars’ website.

  1. bcsteele - Nov 2, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    “I’m all jacked up on mountain dew!”

    On another note…what a save…

  2. clawedjeroo28 - Nov 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Well that’s gotta be the save of the year

  3. lowenni - Nov 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Probably the most underrated goalie in the NHL

  4. sjsharks86 - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    I’d say Jimmy Howard is the most underrated minder, Lehtonen’s been turning heads for awhile now.

  5. shaundre93 - Nov 2, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Has this guy ever quit on a play? Ever!? I love watching him play, he gives 110% every game and makes the most ridiculous desperation saves. He’s like a mechanically sound Tim Thomas, which could be scary if he ever gets a top end D corps in front of him

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