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Dallas Stars 2011-12 Play Of The Year: Saves

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 hits. Often times explosive, and sometimes even border line, hits within a game can shift momentum or send a message. And sometimes they can lead to unexpected humor, like putting a guy through the glass on opening night.

After the jump, vote on the Dallas Stars' save of the 2011-12 season from the top six vote getters of the two groups voted on here.

Vote on your save of the year after the jump!

Lehtonen stops both Gabriel Landeskog and Daniel Winnik November 4, 2011

Lehtonen windmill save on Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak chances November 25, 2011

Bachman makes several stops in tight December 8, 2011

Lehtonen stones Whitney February 7, 2012

Lehtonen never loses sight of this puck March 4, 2012

Lehtonen kick save in OT against Ekman-Larsson March 20, 2012