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Stars go back to Kari Lehtonen in Game 6

Antti Niemi, Kari Lehtonen

Dallas Stars goalie Antti Niemi (31) subs in for goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, in Dallas. The Stars won 6-5. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


Lindy Ruff might not enjoy fielding questions about the Dallas Stars’ goalies, but can you blame people for asking?

The Stars are turning back to Kari Lehtonen as they hope to close out the Minnesota Wild in Game 6.

Lehtonen started for Dallas from Games 1-3. After that, it was Antti Niemi in Games 4 and 5. These are two hit-or-miss goalies who are carrying a combined $10.4 million cap hit.

It hasn’t always been pretty, yet the plan will look a little brighter if the Stars can end this series during a game where the Wild try to keep their season going while honoring Prince.

In other lineup notes, Travis Moen replaces Valeri Nichushkin: