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Lehtonen makes 35 saves as Thrashers beat Avs 3-0

Lehtonen makes 35 saves as Thrashers beat Avs 3-0

For the second time in three starts, Atlanta Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen skated off with a shutout.
Lehtonen stopped 35 shots in a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday for his third shutout of the season and 14th of his NHL career.
He is 3-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average in his last three starts, including a 2-0 win over Montreal last Friday at home.
"I can't explain it," Lehtonen said of his strong recent play. "It isn't anything technical. I just feel comfortable, and the team in front of me has been comfortable with me."
Lehtonen helped the Thrashers improve to 8-1-4 in their last 13 games. The surge includes a two-game season sweep of the Avalanche. It was the eighth time this season Colorado was shut out.
"I thought Kari was solid all throughout the game," Atlanta coach John Anderson said. "He had a great game the game before. So, when you're getting great goaltending, it makes the rest of the game a little easier."


Updated : 2021-02-28 12:25 GMT+08:00