February 27 postgame notes

-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 43-56-20 all-time against Buffalo, a record that includes a home mark of 27-24-29. With the exception of the 2011 NHL Premiere played in Berlin, home teams have won the last 11 games in the series, dating back to a 5-1 Sabres win at Staples Center on October 23, 2003 (L.A. was the designated home team in 2011).

-Los Angeles improved to 16-9-2 against the Eastern Conference and 8-4-2 against the Atlantic Division.

-The Kings improved to 5-5-0 on the first night of back-to-back sets.

-Los Angeles is 4-0-1 in its last five games (with only nine goals scored) and has won four straight games by scores of 2-1 (OT), 2-1, 2-1 and 2-0.

-In each of their last three trips to Staples Center, the Sabres have been shut out 2-0. The last Buffalo goal in L.A. was scored by Craig Rivet in a 4-3 Kings shootout win on January 21, 2010. The Sabres have a 198:53 scoreless streak at Staples Center. Note that the 2011-12 game between the teams was played in Berlin as part of the NHL Premiere.

-Jhonas Enroth recorded the seventh shutout of his career and his second shutout with Los Angeles. In two games against Buffalo, the former Sabre has a 0.97 GAA, .962 SV% and one shutout (1-0-1).

-Alec Martinez recorded his 100th career point (36-64=100) and his 23rd point of the season, setting a new career high (previously 22; twice: 2013-14, 2014-15). He also tied a career-high by registering his 16th assist (also 2014-15).

-The Kings are 9-0-0 in games in which Tanner Pearson (2-0=2). He has four points (3-1=4) in the last four games, while his two goals tied a career-high (third time, last: Oct. 26, 2014 vs. CBJ).

-Rob Scuderi logged 19:07 in his 2015-16 Kings debut and finished with an assist, two shots on goal, one blocked shot and a plus-one rating.

-Los Angeles attempted 57 shots (35 on goal, 12 blocked, 10 missed). Buffalo attempted 50 shots (23 on goal, 16 blocked, 11 missed). Jake Muzzin and Jack Eichel finished tied with a game-high six shots on goal and nine shot attempts (both 6 on goal, 2 blocked, 1 missed). All Kings skaters other than Andy Andreoff registered a shot on goal.

-Los Angeles won 33-of-57 faceoffs (58%). Anze Kopitar won 12-of-22, Andy Andreoff won 1-of-1, Nick Shore won 3-of-5, Trevor Lewis won 1-of-1, Vincent Lecavalier won 8-of-12 and Jeff Carter won 8-of-16.

The Kings will hold their morning skate at Honda Center in Anaheim Sunday morning.

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