Linus Ullmark made 25 saves and earned First Star honors in the Buffalo Sabres’ 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday at KeyBank Center.
Rasmus Ristolainen and Marco Scandella scored for Buffalo, and Victor Olofsson added an empty-net goal with 1:33 remaining.
Ullmark improved to 11-7-3 on the season and is 7-2-2 in his last 11 appearances. He has won all four of his career meetings with Los Angeles.
Jack Eichel kept his personal point streak alive with the secondary assist on Olofsson’s goal. While the NHL declared Eichel’s point streak dead since he missed the team’s last game with an upper-body injury, the Sabres captain now has points in each of his last 18 games, totaling 32 points (16+16).
Jack Eichel became the second @BuffaloSabres player to record a point in 18 consecutive personal games. The other: Gilbert Perreault (18 GP from Oct. 24 – Dec. 4, 1971). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/yOtYXoj721
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 21, 2019