The Buffalo News
“The Sabres were shut out for the fourth straight time here Thursday night, suffering a 2-0 loss that was their second straight on their Western road trip. Oddly enough, all four of the losses have been by that 2-0 score. Buffalo’s last goal here was scored by former captain Craig Rivet during the third period of a shootout loss in 2010. Total time without a Sabres goal in the building: 263 minutes, 53 seconds.”
“The Kings won the game on 39-year-old Jarome Iginla’s goal 36 seconds into the third period and got insurance on 21-year-old Adrian Kempe’s tally with 5:20 left. In between, the Sabres pressed for a tying goal but were stopped by goaltender Jonathan Quick.”
“In his 43rd career shutout, Quick made 26 saves while shutting out the Sabres for the third time in eight career appearances against Buffalo. The former Conn Smythe Trophy winner has allowed more than two goals just once in seven starts since returning from a 4 1/2-month injury absence.”
“Lehner did everything he could and then some against the Kings on Thursday, stopping 34 of Los Angeles’ 36 shots.
Lehner was the Sabres best player for the second game in a row, keeping the Sabres alive until the very end, despite being dominated in both shots and shots attempted.”
SB Nation – Die by the Blade
“It took until the third period and the Kings opening the scoring 36 seconds in for the Sabres to gain any kind of momentum, but as has often been the case this season, that was too little too late. They did manage to outshoot the Kings 15-11 in the final frame, but couldn’t capitalize on either an early power play chance or a late push.”