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Sabres' Linus Ullmark makes spectacular glove save vs. Bruins

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Alex Butler
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Linus Ullmark made a spectacular glove save while on his back during the Buffalo Sabres' 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins.

Brilliance beckoned just a few minutes into the second period on Sunday at TD Garden in Boston. Bruins center Ryan Donato collected the puck on the left flank during the sequence. He flashed down the ice and skated toward the Sabres goal.

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He then pulled the puck beautiful behind his body, clearing an open shot on the right side. Ullmark initially fell for the move, going down on the ground. But he recovered to throw his left hand in the air, snagging the puck from going into the net.

"As a goalie ... there is not a play when you can't throw yourself out there," Ullmark told reporters. "Make a stick save or even throw your stick sometimes. It's not legal, but you can try. That's how I feel."

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Ullmark had 35 saves on 37 shot attempts in the win.

Jeff Skinner lit the lamp 3:18 into the second period for the Sabres before Steven Kampfer tied the game two minutes later for the Bruins. Jack Eichel gave Buffalo another lead 5:43 into the third period, but Torey Krug tied it again for Boston.

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But that would be the Bruins' final tally. Skinner and Eichel each scored down the stretch to secure the win for Buffalo.

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The Bruins battle the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bell Centre in Montreal. The Sabres host the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. Tuesday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y.

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