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Sunday Morning Power Rankings-Central Division Goalies

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Apr 27, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) reacts to giving up the game winning goal during the overtime period against the Anaheim Ducks in game six of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. The Ducks defeated the Stars 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

4. The Dallas StarsKari Lehtonen/Anders Lindback– Dallas was the surprise team in the NHL last season. This year they added to their offense by acquiring Jason Spezza. With all that offensive firepower the Stars still need solid play in net. Lehtonen was solid for the Stars last season. Lehtonen went 33-20 with a .919 save percentage and 2.41 goals average. Lehtonen lead the NHL with 65 games played during the regular season. I can only speculate that long regular season might have helped to the wear him down in the playoffs. Lehtonen went 2-4 with a .885 save percentage and 3.29 goals against average in the playoffs.

Lindback has been a career backup who spent last season with the Lightening. Lindback was 8-12 with a save percentage a .891 and 2.90 goals against average.

Can Lehtonen hold up all regular season?