Yesterday I shared a video of Kari Lehtonen going behind his own back to catch a puck that was clearly headed in, because holy hell did you see that? Man.

Lehtonen’s goals-against-average sits at 2.58, which is just fine, but when you note that his save percentage is .926, you know that he’s getting hung out to dry by his team in Dallas.

Last night it happened again, only this time it was a nifty feed from Pavel Datsyuk that caused the crease chaos. How on earth this doesn’t end up in the net I’ll never know, assuming the tender doesn’t have access to some sort of force field he strings along the goal line.  The .GIF shows it best:

Here it is in real time, if that’s more up your alley:

The Stars are 2-4-1 after seven games despite getting great goaltending. …Not good.

Comments (7)

  1. Datsyuk almost puts that back in…hits the post, and Goligoski (I think) dives in to help sweep it away. Crazy play.

  2. “assuming the tender doesn’t have access to some sort of force field he strings along the goal line.”

    There’s your problem: this post was about the Stars, not the Kings.

  3. How about Filpula stops kicking the goalie, some dangerous play there.

    • Glad I’m not the only one who spied that

      • Agreed. This is why it’s good that kicking the puck in is not allowed. It looks like he’s trying to corral the puck since his stick is tied up. It would be more dangerous if the thought process is “I’m going for the kick, everything… puck, glove, stick, whatever is in the way is going into the net”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *