Kari Lehtonen has been one of the hardest working players on the Stars for the last two seasons, and that work is paying off.

Lehtonen was named the second Star of the Month for October by the NHL, joining Toronto's Phil Kessel and Edmonton's Nikolai Khabibulin as the top three players honored.

Lehtonen went 8-1-0 last month with a 1.75 GAA and a .947 save percentage. He improved his overall record with the Stars to 48-29-11.

"Of course, it feels good," Lehtonen said. "When you do a lot of work and you're able to help the team win some games, that's what every goalie wants.

"So far, it's been going well, and when I've been having a tough time, they've been helping me out. It's been fun so far, and hopefully we can keep it going."