The Sabres turn to Ullmark in Minnesota

Casey Nelson also returns to the blue line in favor of Nathan Beaulieu

Paul Hamilton
November 17, 2018 - 4:23 pm

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St. Paul, MN (WGR 550) - With the Sabres playing a shootout game in Winnipeg, they got in later to Minnesota early this morning. Today is a 6 p.m. (5 p.m. CST) game. It’s back-to-back and a short turnaround, which means Linus Ullmark gets back in goal. Ullmark got chased his last time out in Montreal, giving up five goals in 40 minutes.

That game was not Ullmark’s turn to play and Phil Housley was giving him an opportunity to earn more ice-time. Ullmark is 3-0-1 with a 2.79 goals-against and .916 save percentage.

The Sabres have won four in a row and five out of six, but with the short turnaround, they are going to make one change. Casey Nelson goes in for Nate Beaulieu on the blue line. Nelson has been a healthy scratch for the last four games.

Minnesota will counter with Devan Dubnyk in goal. In seven games against Buffalo, he’s 5-2-0 with a 1.85 goals-against and .935 save percentage.

The Wild have won 11-out-of-14 games.

Join Brian Koziol for the pre-game show at 5 p.m. when he’ll be joined by Phil Housley, Casey Mittelstadt and Kyle Okposo.

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