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35-17-8 78
33-22-6 72
33-24-6 72
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2023 Goaltending

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Regular Season 19 16 2 2.46 .914 4

Top Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen News

  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Fades late against Jets

    Luukkonen gave up three goals on 33 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Jets. The fourth and fifth goals were empty-netters.

    Luukkonen and the Sabres had a 2-1 lead heading into the third period but the Jets sent a furious barrage of shots - 14 total in the period - to mount a comeback for the Jets. He allowed two goals half way through the period and Winnipeg finished off the game with two empty-netters. It was still a solid outing for Luukkonen as he ended up with a .909 save percentage. With six wins in his last nine starts, Luukkonen is currently a valuable asset for fantasy hockey managers seeking a reliable goaltender with upside potential.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting again Sunday

    Luukkonen will protect the home net Sunday against Winnipeg, according to Heather Engel of NHL.com.

    Luukkonen is coming off a 22-save effort in Saturday's 7-2 win over Vegas. He has won five of his past six outings, stopping 161 of 173 shots during that stretch. Luukkonen has a 19-15-2 record this campaign with four shutouts, a 2.44 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 37 games played. The Jets sit 17th in the league this season with 3,08 goals per contest.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Strong play continues

    Luukkonen made 22 saves in a 7-2 win over Vegas on Saturday.

    The game was tight early with the score knotted 2-2 until the 14:46 mark of the second period. UPL has two straight wins, and he's 7-2-0 with 18 goals allowed in his last nine starts. The Sabres may have a bad record overall, but Luukkonen is a solid fantasy play right now.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Guarding cage Saturday

    Luukkonen will be between the home pipes versus Vegas on Saturday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Luukkonen has won four of his last five starts, giving up just 10 goals on 149 shots (.933 save percentage). He has become the undisputed No. 1 goaltender for the Sabres and could start again Sunday at home against Winnipeg. Luukkonen has a record of 18-15-2 this season with four shutouts, a 2.46 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 36 appearances. Vegas sits 14th in the league this campaign with 3.20 goals per game.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Makes 21 saves in win

    Luukkonen stopped 21 of the Lightning's 23 shots to grab a 3-2 overtime win Thursday.

    Luukkonen continued a nice run with Thursday's win, a game in which he allowed only one goal at five-on-five. That .913 save percentage is his worst mark over the last five starts. That's a pretty good spot to be. If that span is expanded to the last eight games, he's been below that mark just once. The Sabres are unlikely to make the postseason, but Luukkonen has rewarded his fantasy managers.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: In goal against Bolts

    Luukkonen will get the starting nod on the road versus the Lightning on Thursday, per Michael Augello of The Hockey News.

    Luukkonen will make his seventh consecutive appearance between the pipes and his 17th in the club's last 19 outings. During his recent six-game stretch, the backstop is 4-2-0 with a 2.31 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Even with Dustin Tokarski up from the minors, the Sabres look poised to give Luukkonen as much work as he can handle down the stretch.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tough loss in south Florida

    Luukkonen made 34 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers.

    The 24-year-old netminder was the main reason the Sabres kept it close, and two of the goals Luukkonen allowed happened while his team was shorthanded. Even then, he nearly bailed Buffalo out -- Brandon Montour's game-winner midway through the third period came in a 5-on-3 situation and through heavy traffic, and Luukkonen still got a piece of the puck. Since the beginning of January, he's posted an elite 1.83 GAA and .935 save percentage, but he has only a 10-7-0 record in 17 starts to show for it.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Guarding goal Tuesday

    Luukkonen will guard the road goal Tuesday against Florida, according to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    Luukkonen has stopped 84 of 89 shots during his three-game winning streak. In 34 appearances this season, he has earned a 17-14-2 record with four shutouts, a 2.45 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Florida is tied for 12th in the league with 3.28 goals per contest this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Strong again in win

    Luukkonen stopped 30 of 32 shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout victory over Carolina.

    Luukkonen allowed just a pair of goals Sunday, a Tony DeAngelo tally early in the opening period and a Martin Necas power-play marker in the third, before blanking the Hurricanes in the shootout to earn the win. The 24-year-old Luukkonen has won five of his last six outings, posting an impressive .933 save percentage in that span. Overall, he's 17-14-2 with a .914 save percentage and 2.45 GAA this season. Luukkonen has started 12 of Buffalo's last 14 contests, so he figures to get the nod again Tuesday on the road versus the Panthers.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Set to start Sunday

    Luukkonen is slated to patrol the home crease Sunday versus Carolina, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.

    Luukkonen has won four of his past five outings, stopping 127 of 136 shots during that span. In 33 games this season, he has registered a 16-14-2 record with four shutouts, a 2.48 GAA and a .913 save percentage. The Hurricanes sit 12th in the league this campaign with 3.30 goals per contest.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Sharp in Columbus

    Luukkonen made 25 saves in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Dmitri Voronkov got a puck past him on a Columbus power play midway through the first period, but otherwise, Luukkonen shut down the home squad's offense. The 24-year-old netminder has allowed two goals or fewer in 11 of 15 starts since rising to the top of Buffalo's depth chart in early January, going 9-6-0 over that stretch with a stellar 1.75 GAA and .936 save percentage.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tending twine Friday

    Luukkonen will get the starting nod in Columbus on Friday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Luukkonen has won three of his last four starts while allowing just eight goals on 110 shots during that span. He's started six of Buffalo's seven games since returning from the All-Star break while registering a .919 save percentage. On the year, he's 15-14-2 with a 2.52 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Notches win in Montreal

    Luukkonen turned aside 29 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens.

    Montreal grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period, but Buffalo emerged from the second with a 3-2 lead, and Luukkonen made it hold up. He hasn't been quite as sharp in February as he was in January, but he still sports a 2.19 GAA and .922 save percentage over his last six starts despite a lackluster 3-3-0 record over that stretch.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tending twine Wednesday

    Luukkonen will protect the road goal versus the Canadiens on Wednesday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Luukkonen's run of 13 games without allowing more than three goals came to an end Monday versus the Ducks, but he'll get an immediate chance to bounce back. The Canadiens have scored 21 goals over their last six games but have just two wins to show for it in that span. It's a bit of a tough matchup for Luukkonen, but he's been a solid fantasy goalie lately.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Struggles Monday

    Luukonen allowed four goals on 15 shots in Monday's 4-3 loss to Anaheim.

    Three of the Ducks' four goals came in the second period as Luukonen took the loss despite the Sabres outshooting Anaheim 37-15. It was a tough outing for the 24-year-old netminder, who hadn't allowed more than three goals in a game since Dec. 23 -- Luukonen came into the day 8-5-0 with a stellar .941 save percentage over his last 13 appearances. He's now 14-14-2 on the season with a .910 save percentage and 2.54 GAA through 31 outings.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Facing Ducks

    Luukkonen will protect the home net Monday versus Anaheim, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Eric Comrie (illness) won't be in the lineup, so Buffalo recalled Dustin Tokarski from AHL Rochester on Monday to serve as Luukkonen's backup. The 24-year-old Luukkonen has stopped 63 of 65 shots en route to winning his past two starts. He has a 14-13-2 record this season with four shutouts, a 2.49 GAA and a .914 save percentage over 30 appearances. The Ducks sit 29th in the league with 2.56 goals per contest this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Strong play continues

    Luukkonen made 30 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Wild on Saturday.

    Since the December break, Luukkonen has delivered an 8-5-0 record with three shutouts and just 21 goals allowed over those 13 games. UPL started the season behind the super-hyped Devon Levi, but he has ascended to the starter's role with strong performance after strong performance. Buffalo is 10 points from a wild-card spot with too much ground to make up, but Luukkonen can still help your fantasy squad.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Available Saturday

    Luukkonen (lower body) is expected to be fit enough to be in the lineup against Minnesota on Saturday, Joe Yerdon of Bleacher Report reports.

    Luukkonen almost certainly will get the starting nod if he is healthy but coach Don Granato didn't go so far as to confirm the Finn would be in the crease versus the Wild. The 24-year-old backstop has been struggling to secure victories of late, going 2-4-0 in his last six contests despite a solid 2.04 GAA and .927 save percentage over that stretch.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Slated to start

    Luukkonen is on track to start on the road Saturday against the Wild, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Luukkonen missed Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Panthers with a lower-body issue, but whatever held him out of that contest evidently wasn't overly serious. The 24-year-old netminder was unbeatable in his last start Tuesday against the Kings, turning aside all 33 shots he faced en route to a 7-0 shutout victory. He'll try to secure his 14th win of the season in a road matchup with a surging Minnesota team that's won four straight contests.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Out Thursday with lower-body injury

    Luukkonen, who was slated to start Thursday against Florida, is now expected to miss the game with a lower-body injury. He's regarded as day-to-day.

    Luukkonen started in the Sabres' previous four games, including his 33-save shutout over LA on Tuesday. He's 13-13-2 with a 2.51 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 29 contests this season. Dustin Tokarski, who was called up from AHL Rochester on Thursday, and Eric Comrie are projected to share the goaltending duties during Luukkonen's absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
Age: 24
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left