Kari Lehtonen earned himself an early candidacy for save of the year Monday. The Dallas Stars netminder robbed Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson
with a behind-the-back glove save that sent everyone spinning in disbelief.
Kari Lehtonen earned himself an early candidacy for save of the year Monday night.
The Dallas Stars netminder robbed Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson with a behind-the-back glove save that sent everyone spinning -- in Lehtonen's case, literally-- in disbelief.
Johnson thought he beat the Finnish goalie when the puck bounced off his glove, but Lehtonen made a sweeping manoeuvre to snatch the biscuit out of mid-air.
Do you think Lehtonen's semi-pirouette move will hold up as save of the year?
Decide for yourself and check it out at the top of the Stars-Blue Jackets highlight pack below:
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