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Lehtonen hooked, Thomas makes Dallas playoff debut

Apr 26, 2014, 1:07 AM EDT

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Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was chased from Friday’s game in Anaheim after allowing five goals on 21 shots, paving the way for Tim Thomas to make his Stars postseason debut.

Lehtonen, who stopped 58 of 60 shots in back-to-back wins in Dallas — recording his first-ever postseason shutout in the process — couldn’t replicate that success at the Honda Center. He was OK through two periods, making 16 saves on 19 shots, but was hooked less than five minutes into the third after surrendering two goals on his first two shots faced.

Thomas, who hasn’t played in the postseason since backstopping Boston during the opening round of the ’12 playoffs, looked a little shaky upon entering the contest, gambling on a poke check and missing as Corey Perry scored to make it 6-2 Ducks.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 26, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    Wow, who says he doesn’t still have it? Guy stopped fully half the shots he faced.

    • thesportsjudge - Apr 26, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      Which goalie? Haha

  2. uscthom78 - Apr 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Kari was Lehtting inen a lot of goals.

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