Sabres put away Kings

November 20, 2010 Updated Nov 20, 2010 at 12:13 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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Sabres put away Kings

November 20, 2010 Updated Nov 20, 2010 at 12:13 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW.com) Head Coach Lindy Ruff said earlier in the week that he was happy with how his team had played during it's 4-1-1 stretch, but that he'd like to see the Sabres start putting games away. Buffalo did just that on Friday night with a 4-2 win over the L.A. Kings.



The Sabres broke open a 2-2 tie in the third period with two unanswered goals. Tim Connolly scored his fifth of the season on the power play. Jochen Hecht then put things away with his second of the year at the 15:21 of the third.



The Kings came out flying in the first period. The visitors outplayed and out shot the Sabres 12-6, but Buffalo would rebound early in the second.



Patrick Kaleta was credited with his second goal of the season to tie the game at one just :37 seconds into the second period. Kaleta was in front of the net when Andrej Sekera fired a shot on Kings goaltender Johnathan Bernier. The Sabres trailed 2-1 in the second when Thomas Vanek scored his seventh of the year, tipping home a Derek Roy shot from the point on the power play.



Dustin Brown, and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Kings.
Ryan Miller had 34 saves in the victory, which was the Sabres third straight at home. Buffalo hosts Tampa Bay on Saturday.

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