Every off season, we here at Defending Big D vote to determine which play (hit, goal or save) was the play of the year. It seems as though in the glamor of the Jamie Benn break away goal the hard hits of Mark Fistric or the snappy glove save of Kari Lehtonen are easily overlooked.
This season, we're going to vote on a play of the year in each of the three categories: hits, saves and goals. This week, we're looking at the saves. A few interesting things of note while I was going through the saves of the year footage for the second half of the season:
After the jump, we have the candidates for save of the year for the Dallas Stars for the second half of the season - January to April. The top three vote-getters in each group will have a run off on Friday to determine the save of the year. Missed group one? Vote on them here.
Vote on your favorite for this group after the jump!
Lehtonen save on Hudler January 3, 2012
Lehtonen stops the setup from Hagman to Koivu January 10, 2012
Lehtonen sprawling glove save on Anze Kopitar January 12, 2012
Lehtonen denies Corey Perry February 1, 2012
Bachman shows great rebound control against Jason Braun February 2, 2012
Lehtonen stones Whitney February 7, 2012
Lehtonen denies Vanek 4:59 in OT to force a shootout February 10, 2012
Bachman diving save on Hayes February 23, 2012
Lehtonen never loses sight of this puck March 4, 2012
Lehtonen save on Marleau March 8, 2012
Bachman robs Ladd March 14, 2012
Lehtonen kick save in OT against Ekman-Larsson March 20, 2012
Lehtonen kick saves a rebound from Wilson March 24, 2012
Lehtonen stops a 2-on-1 March 28, 2012
Lehtonen makes a save as he tumbles into the net April 5, 2012