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Goalie Kar Lehtonen made a huge third-period save to help the Stars force overtime vs. the Wild

By The SI Staff
February 09, 2016

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen has been involved in a competitive goalie duel with teammate and fellow countryman Antti Niemi all season.

On Tuesday, it was Lehtonen in net on the road in a divisional battle with the Wild. Lehtonen​ made a save in the third period that reminded everyone why he had been alone as the No. 1 guy in Dallas for so many years.

Check out the stop that helped earned Dallas important points on the road. Nino Niederreiter found himself alone in front of the net, just a tap in for the go-ahead goal, but Kari had other plans.

The save ended up being a big part of the Stars’ effort to force overtime and earn the extra point in 3-on-3 action.

- Nate Mata

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