Dallas Stars: Nikolai Kulemin

Kari Lehtonen will start in goal tonight for the Stars when they play at Phoenix. It will be the first time this season that Lehtonen, who stopped 20 of 23 shots last night against Toronto, will play in back-to-back games.

"He's feeling pretty good. With the three games we had some time off and he did his workout routine and he feels he's ready to go," said Stars coach Glen Gulutzan. "This has nothing to do with [Andrew Raycroft]. We wanted Kari to play back-to-back. You look at all the other elite goalies, they play back-to-back."

Raycroft will play Monday at Colorado, Gulutzan said.

Michael Ryder is a game-time decision, according to Gulutzan. Ryder got tangled up with Toronto's Nikolai Kulemin early in last night's game, but returned and finished the contest.

Tomas Vincour, who took a hard hit from Toronto's Luke Schenn late in the game, is fine.

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