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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Postgame quotes: Praising Kari Lehtonen

By Mark Stepneski

Here are some postgame quotes following the Dallas Stars’ 1-0 win at Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Stars coach Glen Gulutzan

“The last month he’s brought his game to a new level. Yeah, the shutout but just how clean he was with the rebound control I think is what was most impressive. He’s given the guys the belief that he’s not going to let any in.”

Gulutzan on Lehtonen’s save on Kyle Brodziak with 3.2 seconds left in the game

“One heck of a save. The only thing I didn’t like about it was he looked behind him, but he had it squeezed in there tight. But that gives a coach a heart attack. That’s just the kind of goaltending we’ve been getting from Kari.”

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen

“We played really solid, especially five-on-five. They got a couple of chances on the power play. It was just good to get the win and just enough goals for us.”

Stars forward Jamie Benn

“In the end we got two points and that’s what we came here for. We’re not trying to make it pretty out there. We’re just trying to keep it ugly, play a simple game and that’s why we are successful right now.”

Benn on goaltender Kari Lehtonen

“He stops every puck pretty much. The guy is a workhorse. He is unbelievable back there and, once again, he showed it tonight.”