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Eastern Atlantic Standings

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50-21-11 111
46-30-6 98
42-32-8 92
42-33-7 91
39-35-8 86
35-37-10 80
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Top Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen News

  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Pelted with pucks in win

    Luukkonen made 39 saves in a 6-3 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

    Lukkonen has won two consecutive games with seven goals allowed in that span. With the win, the Sabres remained four points behind the Panthers, who moved into the second wild-card spot after a win Saturday. UPL is likely to see a load of play over the next week, even with a three-headed goalie monster in the city of fires. Devon Levi could get another game and Craig Anderson might get one start to say goodbye. Or not, especially if the Sabres stay in postseason hunt.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting in Philadelphia

    Luukkonen will guard the road net Saturday against Philadelphia, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Luukkonen is coming off a 27-save performance in a 5-4 win over New Jersey on March 24. He has a 16-11-4 record this season with a 3.63 GAA and an .890 save percentage in 32 appearances. Luukkonen will get the second half of Buffalo's back-to-back after Devon Levi played in Friday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Rangers. The Flyers sit 29th in the league this campaign with 2.70 goals per game.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting Friday

    Luukkonen will be between the home pipes versus New Jersey on Friday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Luukkonen has struggled all season, despite his 15-11-4 record, as the Sabres have been a scoring machine this season, averaging 3.57 goals per game, third best in the NHL. Luukkonen has given up 21 goals on 169 shots in his last five starts. He has a mediocre 3.62 GAA as well as a poor .890 save percentage. Luukkonen will take on the Devils, who are third in the NHL standings with 98 points.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Back in win column

    Luukkonen made 27 saves in Friday's 5-4 win over the Devils.

    The netminder picked up his 16th win of the season after going 0-3-2 over his last six appearances, but Luukkonen nearly let it slip through his fingers as he gave up two third-periods tallies to Jack Hughes to make things close. Luukkonen has a rough .869 save percentage since the All-Star break, but Buffalo doesn't seem to have any better options in net right now as they try to stay alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Makes six saves in relief

    Luukkonen stopped the six shots he faced in relief in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Nashville.

    Luukkonen entered the contest in the second period after Craig Anderson surrendered six goals on 20 shots. The Sabres were down 6-1 when Luukkonen entered the game, so he ultimately wasn't charged with the loss. Nashville's final goal was scored on an empty net. The 24-year-old has a 15-11-4 record, 3.59 GAA and .891 save percentage in 31 appearances this season. If nothing else, Tuesday's stint in net was a way for the goaltender to put some distance between him and his disastrous 7-0 loss to Boston on Sunday in which he made just 18 saves.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Mauled by Bruins

    Luukkonen stopped 18 shots in Sunday's 7-0 loss to Boston.

    The Sabres were asleep from the jump, as Patrice Bergeron scored just 15 seconds into the first period, and they never woke up. Luukkonen hasn't won in five straight starts, going 0-3-2 with a 4.15 GAA and .876 save percentage, as the offensive support he was receiving earlier in the season has dried up.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: In net Sunday

    Luukkonen will guard the home net against the Bruins on Sunday, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.

    Luukkonen has gone four starts without a win, going 0-2-2 with a .903 save percentage. He'll have a tough task Sunday against a first-place Bruins team. The 24-year-old Luukkonen is 15-10-4 this season with an .894 save percentage.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Can't hold lead late

    Luukkonen made 35 saves on 39 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Capitals.

    Luukkonen couldn't quite hold on late in regulation, as Tom Wilson tied the game with 1:08 remaining in the third period. Both Capitals shooters scored in the shootout and neither of Buffalo's did, limiting the Sabres to a single point in the standings when a valuable second point was there for the taking. UPL's record moves to 15-10-4 overall, and Luukkonen remains winless in March (0-2-2).

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Slated to start Wednesday

    Luukkonen is set to guard the road crease Wednesday versus Washington, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.

    Luukkonen will be looking to end his three-game losing streak. He has a 3.36 GAA and a .905 save percentage in that span. Overall in 2022-23, Luukkonen's posted a 15-10-3 record, 3.54 GAA and .894 save percentage in 28 contests. The Capitals have the 19th-ranked offense with 3.09 goals per game in 2022-23.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tough loss to Blueshirts

    Luukkonen stopped 24 shots in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.

    The 24-year-old netminder played well, but Patrick Kane got lucky and banked an attempted centering pass off Owen Power's skate into the back of the net in the second period, and when Luukkonen couldn't corral an Adam Fox point shot in OT and the puck bounced to Artemi Panarin, that was that. Luukkonen has only two wins since the beginning of February, going 2-5-1 with a 4.34 GAA and .877 save percentage, but with Eric Comrie (lower body) now sidelined, he will split the workload in net with 41-year-old Craig Anderson down the stretch.

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

    Luukkonen is expected to start at home Saturday versus the Rangers, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.

    Luukkonen has a 15-10-2 record, 3.61 GAA and .893 save percentage in 27 contests this season. He's allowed at least three goals in each of his last four outings. The Rangers have the 13th-ranked offense with 3.27 goals per game in 2022-23.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Allows three goals in loss

    Luukkonen stopped 36 of 39 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.

    With the contest tied at 1-1 through two periods, Luukkonen allowed two goals on 14 shots in the third frame. He has a 15-10-2 record, 3.57 GAA and .894 save percentage in 27 games this season. The 23-year-old has surrendered at least three goals in each of his last four outings.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tending twine Tuesday

    Luukkonen will defend the road net Tuesday against the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Luukkonen surrendered five goals on 40 shots in Thursday's 7-1 loss to Boston. He has a 15-9-2 record this season with a 3.63 GAA and an .892 save percentage. The Islanders rank 24th in the league this campaign with 2.89 goals per game.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Buried by Bruins

    Luukkonen stopped 35 of 40 shots in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Bruins.

    Boston scored twice into an empty net to round out the rout. Luukkonen has given up at least four goals in three straight starts and five of six since the beginning of February, going 2-4-0 over that stretch with a brutal 5.04 GAA and .862 save percentage. The 23-year-old had some surprising value earlier in the season, but his current form makes him fantasy poison in many formats.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting in Boston

    Luukkonen will defend the visiting crease in Boston on Thursday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Luukkonen stopped 26 shots in his last start, a 7-4 victory over Washington on Sunday. He is 15-8-2 with a 3.57 GAA and .892 save percentage. He has benefitted from the Sabres' offensive prowess, as they are second in NHL scoring, averaging 3.76 goals per game. Unfortunately for Luukkonen, the Sabres host the league-leading Bruins, who are third in NHL scoring, averaging 3.73 goals per game. The Bruins are also No. 1 in defending, allowing a microscopic 2.10 goals against per contest.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Picks up 15th win

    Luukkonen made 26 saves in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Capitals.

    He gave up two goals in the first and second periods, but the Sabres gave Luukkonen more than enough offensive support. The 23-year-old improved his record to 15-8-2, but he owes most of that success to Buffalo's snipers, as his 3.53 GAA and .893 save percentage are pretty poor. UPL hasn't allowed less than two goals in any appearance this season.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Starting against Washington

    Luukkonen will guard the home crease Sunday against the Capitals, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.

    Luukkonen struggled in his last start Tuesday, allowing four goals on 10 shots before he was pulled in a loss to Toronto. He'll look to rebound against a Washington team coming off a six-goal win Saturday against the Rangers. Luukkonen is 14-8-2 this season with an .893 save percentage.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Doesn't last long against Toronto

    Luukkonen stopped six of 10 shots before being pulled in Buffalo's 6-3 loss to Toronto on Tuesday.

    Luukkonen lasted just 12:09 before he was replaced by Craig Anderson. The Sabres were down 4-0 when Luukkonen left the contest, so he was ultimately charged with the loss. He dropped to 14-8-2 with a 3.51 GAA and an .894 save percentage in 24 contests this season. The 23-year-old has surrendered at least four goals in three of his last four outings.

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Player Bio

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