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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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
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.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Slated to start Thursday
Luukkonen is set to start at home against Florida on Thursday.
Luukkonen has also started in the Sabres' previous four games while posting a 2-2-0 record, 1.77 GAA and .939 save percentage. The 24-year-old is having a strong campaign overall with a 2.51 GAA and a .913 save percentage across 29 appearances, though insufficient support has left him with a mediocre 13-13-2 record. The Panthers, who are 18-7-2 on the road, figure to be a difficult opponent.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Blanks Kings for fourth shutout
Luukkonen made 33 saves in Tuesday's 7-0 rout of the Kings.
The 24-year-old has been one of the NHL's top netminders since the calendar flipped to 2024. Three of Luukkonen's four shutouts on the season have come in his last eight starts, and over his last 11 outings he sports a 1.57 GAA and .944 save percentage. A lack of consistent goal support has also left him with a 6-5-0 record during that time, but the Sabres' offense might be waking up, having scored at least five goals in three of the team's last five contests.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Set to face Kings
Luukkonen was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Katelyn Kardaman of the Sabres' official site reports, indicating he will patrol the home crease Tuesday against the Kings.
Luukkonen has lost four of his past five outings, surrendering 12 goals on 132 shots during that span. He has a 12-13-2 record this season with three shutouts, a 2.60 GAA and a .909 save percentage through 28 games played. The Kings rank 15th in the league with 3.16 goals per contest this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Gets little help in loss
Luukkonen stopped 23 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Blues.
He allowed a goal in each period, but his teammates once again couldn't get much going at the other end of the ice. Luukkonen has lost four of his last five starts despite not allowing more than three goals in any of them -- in fact, he hasn't given up four or more goals in an outing since Dec. 23, going 6-5-0 in 11 starts since with a 1.75 GAA and .935 save percentage in that span.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Guarding cage Saturday
Luukkonen will be in the home crease versus St. Louis on Saturday, according to Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.
Luukkonen has been outstanding since the start of January, as he is 5-4-0 with an eye-popping 1.57 GAA and a spectacular .943 save percentage. The hot streak has improved his record to 12-12-2 with a 2.58 GAA and a. 910 save percentage. St. Louis has scored 2.84 goals per game, which ranks 26th in the NHL this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tough loss against Stars
Luukkonen made 28 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Dallas.
The 24-year-old netminder played well but once again got little support as the Sabres had trouble solving Jake Oettinger in the other crease. Luukkonen hasn't allowed more than three goals in an outing since the calendar flipped to 2024, posting a dazzling 1.57 GAA and .943 save percentage over his last nine starts, but Buffalo's struggles have left him with a 5-4-0 record over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting against Dallas
Luukkonen will guard the home goal versus the Stars on Tuesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Luukkonen played pretty well in his last start Jan. 27 against the Sharks, stopping 24 of 26 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. He'll try to secure his 13th win of the season in a tough home matchup against a surging Dallas team that's won four of its last five games.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Among best over last 30 days
Luukkonen made 23 saves in a 5-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.
The Sharks beat him twice in a 2:36 span in the first period to take a 2-0 lead, but Luukkonen managed to get back on track. The 24-year-old netminder has been sharp since the December break, posting two shutouts and going 6-3-0 in nine starts. He has allowed three or more goals just twice in that span. How good has his performance been? Heading into the game, UPL was second only to Stuart Skinner in standard leagues over the last 30 days. And better than Thatcher Demko and Connor Hellebuyck. Luukkonen is still available in many leagues.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Facing Sharks
Luukkonen will guard the road goal Saturday against San Jose, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Luukkonen has lost his past two outings, having stopped 45 of 50 shots during that span. Through 25 appearances this campaign, he has an 11-11-2 record with three shutouts, a 2.63 GAA and a .908 save percentage. The Sharks sit 32nd in the league this season with 2.08 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Allows three goals in loss
Luukkonen stopped 32 of 35 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Luukkonen was alright in the contest, but the Sabres took too long to get their offense going. The 24-year-old netminder has allowed no more than three goals in any of his last eight outings, and this was his sixth start in a row. Luukkonen is at 11-11-2 with a 2.63 GAA and a .908 save percentage through 25 appearances. He should continue to see the bulk of the starts, though youngster Devon Levi remains in the mix as well.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting in Anaheim
Luukkonen will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Ducks, per Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Luukkonen has won five of his past seven outings, stopping 165 of 174 shots and registering two shutouts during that span. He has posted a record of 11-10-2 this campaign with a 2.61 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 24 appearances. Anaheim ranks 29th in the league this season with 2.50 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tending twine Saturday
Luukkonen will patrol the home crease versus Tampa Bay on Saturday, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Luukkonen has back-to-back shutouts and has allowed only one goal on 70 shots in his last three starts. He is 11-9-2 with a 2.64 GAA and a .909 save percentage this season. Luukkonen will be backed up by Eric Comrie, who was recalled from the AHL, while Devon Levi was sent down Saturday. The Lightning have been hot, winning four straight games.... See More ... See Less
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