With the Kings owning the first of two meetings, their offense took off 77 seconds into the first period with Justin Williams scoring on a tip in from Slava Voynov’s drive from the far end as he gained possession when the Sabres cleared the puck from their zone. For the duration of the period, the Kings ran the game shooting 15 shots on Sabres goalie Ryan Miller who took a third of Los Angeles’ chances to the net.
With the energy flowing from the Kings, they began the second period much like the precedent shooting another 15, holding
They kept their word on the Kings second penalty of the game where
It took another five minutes for both teams to come to the conclusion that a shootout would need to take place. The Kings didn’t think that the slow offensive response from the Sabres could work against them. Moulson notched the opening point for his team on a drive that found the back of the net and eventually left Ennis to clinch the win and end a two game losing streak. It was the first time the Sabres had won at home since the season began. Miller who won his second game after 21 days, picked up his third with 43 saves and a .956 save percentage.
The Kings who are just starting their four game series need big wins in order to get out of their fifth place ranking. The Kings will meet the Islanders and Devils in back to back nights. The Sabres prepare for a home series game against the Maple Leafs this weekend who are more than 11 points ahead of them.
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