Tuukka Rask made 36 saves, and Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins past the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Kari Lehtonen made 31 saves for his 30th shutout, Brett Ritchie scored in his first NHL game and the Dallas Stars beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-0 on Wednesday night.
The Dallas Stars’ uphill climb toward a second consecutive playoff berth received a big boost when they earned a win their coach called their most impressive of the season.
Kari Lehtonen posted his first shutout of the season, and 28th shutout of his career, with 27 saves as the Stars won over the Kings by a score of 2-0 on Thursday night.
Erik Cole scored two goals, Kari Lehtonen made 43 saves and the Stars held off the Canucks by a score of 6-3 on Tuesday. It was Cole’s first two-goal game since New Year’s Eve.
The Ducks scored twice in the final 2:10 of regulation to force overtime, where they beat the Stars 5-4 to clinch the opening round series.
Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday in their first home playoff game in six years.
Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen is expected to start Tuesday night’s road game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Dallas Stars have sent goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp back to the Texas Stars of the AHL, a sign that starter Kari Lehtonen is ready to return from a concussion.
The Stars have called up goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp from Texas of the American Hockey League while they figure out the extent of Kari Lehtonen’s head injury.
Tyler Seguin tied a team record with his third hat trick of the season, joining Mike Modano and Bill Guerin. Seguin also had two assists Thursday as the Stars beat the Canucks 6-1.
The Dallas Stars’ three Olympians sent their team into the Olympic break on a high note Saturday night, beating Phoenix 2-1.