Some might say that the Dallas Stars will go as far as Kari Lehtonen takes them. I’d upgrade the drama of that statement to how far he can drag them.
The fantastic Finnish netminder made an outstanding overtime save on Thomas Vanek to give the Stars a shot at a shootout win but the Buffalo Sabres ultimately prevailed 3-2 (SO). Bask in his glory, even if it ultimately only delayed the inevitable:
That win keeps Buffalo’s flimsy playoff hopes alive while the Stars are alone in ninth place at 59 points with a game in hand on the eighth-place Phoenix Coyotes (who have 60).
(H/T to Kukla’s Korner for the video.)