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Shots on Goal: Lehtonen enters Beast mode, beats Canucks

Shots on Goal: Lehtonen enters Beast mode, beats Canucks

Blog entry 2.0.  Fear not, I’ll stop counting when I hit 4.  I get distracted easily.

Squirrel.  Wait what?

Oh, hockey, that’s right.

Eight year old Lily Cave sings the national anthems before  the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Eight year old Lily Cave sings the national anthems before the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

The Canuck starters before the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Sunday afternoon brought the Dallas Stars and Tyler Seguin to town to face the Vancouver Canucks.  Swoon.  That kid has game.  And a ring; and come January, a roster spot on Team Canada in Sochi.  I think.

Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars looks hungry for puck during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars looks hungry for puck during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Novemeber 17th, 2013, however, belonged to Kari Lehtonen, who, after eating his preverbal Wheaties, entered Beast Mode™, to stymie the Canucks all night long.  Lehtonen finished the evening stopping 42 of 43 shots for a .977 save percentage..  He is stopper, hear him roar.  Catch some of the highlights in the photo package at the end of this post.

Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars with one of his 42 saves on the night during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars with one of his 42 saves on the night during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Zack Kassian #9 of the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Zack Kassian #9 of the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

On the other end of the ice, Roberto Luongo capped his night with 21 saves.

Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Other game notables: Ryan Kesler played in his 600th NHL game, Henrik Sedin scored two one goals in the loss.  Don’t get me started.  I had to be held back from twitter.  Chant with me.  I am media, not a fan. I am media, not a fan…

Goalie interference during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

This goal was called off for incidental contact with Lehtonen during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Ref Rob Martell during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Ref Rob Martell during the NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

WooooSahhhh.

Final Score, Dallas Stars 2, Vancouver…1.

The Dallas Stars defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in NHL action at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

The Dallas Stars defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 in NHL action at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

Next up, the Florida Panthers.  See you there!

My First Puck

The recipient of his first NHL puck, at his first NHL game featuring the Vancouver Canucks against the Dallas Stars at the Rogers Arena on November 17, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Clint Trahan/InGoal Magazine)

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  1. Warren Shapiro

    Looks like it was a great game. Unfortunately I wish I was there. Greaaaaat Save and a beauty to the goaltenders.