June 14, 2024

Linus Ullmark Was Nearly Perfect In Boston’s Win Over Panthers

Linus Ullmark made 27 saves, including 15 in the opening frame of the Bruins’ victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.

“It kind of gets the blood flowing a little bit,” Ullmark said on TNT’s postgame coverage. “Then you get a little bit warm. It’s nice to see pucks obviously in the beginning and we did a good job of keeping them to the outside. Then it’s always nice to get a little bit more confidence coming up big on a couple of those saves.”

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Ullmark made a spectacular kick save on Kevin Stenlund down low at 13:20 of the second period to preserve the 2-1 lead for the Bruins.

“Sometimes you just battle,” Ullmark told reporters, per team-provided video. “There’s no thought process behind it, just trying to get something in there and obviously, sometimes you try and make it as easy as possible on yourself.”

The Panthers came out of the gate firing on all cylinders, ready to seek revenge for the overtime loss the Bruins handed them in TD Garden on Oct. 30, but the Cats had nothing to show for it and the B’s struck first with a Charlie Coyle backhand that found the back of the net with 1:25 remaining in the first period.

It took over 30 minutes and 19 shots for the Panthers to finally get one past Ullmark, but it wasn’t even a clean shot.

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