Ullmark stopped 26 of 29 shots Tuesday, escaping with a 4-3 overtime win over Los Angeles. This was the opponent Ullmark needed, but he still wasn't all that sharp, needing the Sabres' offense to bail him out. With Carter Hutton coming back and Ullmark not playing particularly well, it seems the Swede will be ceding the net in most of the upcoming games.
Ullmark will patrol the crease in Tuesday's home game against the Kings, John Vogl of The Athletic reports. Ullmark has struggled recently, suffering back-to-back losses to the Maple Leafs and Flyers while posting an ugly 4.80 GAA and .859 save percentage over that span. The 25-year-old netminder will look to get back on track and pick up his sixth victory of the season in a home matchup with a Kings club that's 4-9-0 on the road this year.
Ullmark stopped 35 of 41 shots in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Flyers. Jack Eichel staked him to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Ullmark couldn't make it hold up and Philly finally broke the game open with four goals in the third. The 25-year-old netminder has been seeing plenty of rubber lately behind a fairly young Buffalo defense -- he's faced at least 30 shots in six straight games and more than 40 in two of his last three, posting a .901 save percentage over that stretch. Carter Hutton is currently nursing an upper-body injury, but with the Sabres getting a few days off until they next take the ice Tuesday against the Kings, the club may not have to lean on Ullmark too heavily.
Ullmark will start Saturday's game against the Flyers, John Vogl of The Athletic reports. Carter Hutton is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, so Ullmark will fill in as the Sabres' starter until Hutton is ready to return. The 25-year-old netminder has played pretty well in limited action this season, compiling a 5-0-3 record in nine appearances while posting a 2.71 GAA and .921 save percentage over that span. He'll look to stay dialed in and snap his two-game losing streak in a home matchup with a Flyers team that's averaging 3.25 goals per game on the road this campaign, ninth in the NHL.
Ullmark allowed four goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Maple Leafs. Ullmark's stat line doesn't show it but he played admirably against a fierce Maple Leafs' attack. He allowed a costly goal to Auston Matthews with just 2.7 second left in overtime which pegged him with a second straight loss. Ullmark has yet to lose in regulation, however, as he sports a 5-0-3 record.
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