You know, if you’re a fan of unheralded goaltenders, the Pacific Division is the place for you. Between Jonathan Quick, Mike Smith and Jonas Hiller you’ve got some guys who are legitimately among the talk for best guys to have between the pipes on any given night. Fitting right in with them of course is fellow Pacific netminder Kari Lehtonen.
Lehtonen has silently put together one of the most impressive campaigns in the NHL this season, sitting in the top 10 for wins, save percentage and goals against average. All of this was done in spite of the fact that he spent a portion of the season on the injured reserve. If you want to know why the Stars are on top of the division right now? Look no further than number 32.
Check out this save he made in overtime tonight.
That’s a huge save in a huge division game.
If the Stars end up with home ice in the playoffs with Lehtonen in the net, do you think they’re a legitimate playoff threat?