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Stars, Lehtonen fall to Flames as playoff hopes fade

DALLAS Kari Lehtonen was riding a wave of confidence and good luck during an 8-2-0 run that was keeping alive the Dallas Stars' playoff hopes. But the wave crashed into the American Airlines Center ice Monday night, as Lehtonen had one of his worst performances of the season and the Stars fell 5-3 to the Calgary Flames. The loss was a tough one, leaving Dallas 37-30-10 (84 points) six points behind idle Winnipeg (39-25-12, 90 points) with just five games remaining in the season. While it's not mathematically impossible to catch the Jets, it is improbable. The Jets' magic number to eliminate the Stars is five, meaning any combination of points the Jets get or the Stars...

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