NHL Game Summary - Buffalo at Los Angeles |
(Thursday, October 23rd)
Final Score: Buffalo 5, Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Taylor Pyatt scored twice and Curtis Brown
added a goal and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-1 victory over
Los Angeles at the Staples Center.
Martin Biron made 25 saves for Buffalo, which won for just the third time in
seven games to begin the season (3-4).
Derek Armstrong scored for the Kings, who were coming off a 4-0 victory over
Philadelphia. Cristobal Huet made 30 saves in a losing effort.
Buffalo scored a pair of power-play goals in the first period to take a 2-0
lead into the first intermission.
Miroslav Satan opened the scoring midway through the first period, firing home
the rebound of a shot by Brown to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead. Pyatt added a
tally with just 18 seconds left in the opening stanza.
Chris Taylor's goal at 8:43 of the middle stanza put the Sabres on top, 3-0.
Brown took advantage of a turnover and scored on a breakaway with one minute
left in the second period to give Buffalo a four-goal advantage.
Armstrong spoiled Biron's bid for a shutout 1:15 into the third period.
With the Sabres shorthanded, Los Angeles pulled Huet for a two-skater
advantage, but Pyatt scored into an empty net to finish the scoring.
Buffalo had been 0-5-1 in its previous six trips to Los Angeles...The Sabres
finished 2-for-5 on the power play, while Los Angeles failed in seven
opportunities with the extra skater...Satan has a power-play goal in each of
the last three games.
10/24 01:38:09 ET