Goalie nods: Ullmark goes for third win in a row


The former goalie of the year in Sweden has been playing pretty well in North America.

Linus Ullmark will get another start tonight when his Buffalo Sabres host Tampa Bay.

Ullmark is 2-1-0 with a .930 save percentage since being called up from AHL Rochester. He stopped 29 of 30 shots Sunday in a 2-1 victory over the Islanders.

“It’s amazing what a couple of big saves can do,” Sabres forward Sam Reinhart said of Ullmark. “It can turn two losses into two wins just like that. He’s been great.”

On Friday, Ullmark stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia.

Andrei Vasilevskiy will start for the Lightning.


Jaroslav Halak for the Islanders. Mike Condon for the Carey Price-less Canadiens.

— Tuukka Rask likely for the Bruins. Braden Holtby for the Capitals.

Michael Hutchinson likely for the Jets. Craig Anderson for the Senators.

Pekka Rinne expected for the Predators. Devan Dubnyk for the Wild.

— Michal Neuvirth for the Flyers. Karri Ramo for the Flames.

— Semyon Varlamov for the Avs. Mike Smith for the Coyotes.

Sergei Bobrovsky seems likely for the Blue Jackets after a 41-save victory Tuesday in San Jose. Jonathan Quick expected for the Kings.

Al Montoya for the Panthers. Alex Stalock for the Sharks.