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Adam's pair puts Buffalo up, 2-0

Saturday, 10.08.2011 / 3:18 PM

By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor / Sabres-Kings live blog

Buffalo strikes first here in Berlin as Luke Adam breaks the scoreless tie on a one-timer. Adam, who was one of the last players to make this team, scored at 3:40 of the second period. He scored again, unassisted, at the five-minute mark when he banged home a rebound before the Kings' defense could answer.

On the first goal, Austrian Thomas Vanek drew the secondary assist on the goal with a workmanlike effort deep in the attacking zone. In fact, he had drawn a delayed penalty on defenseman Matt Greene when he kicked the puck free and onto the stick of newly-minted captain Jason Pominville, who fed it to Adam for a one-timer that squeezed through the legs of Jonathan Bernier.

The first goal came on Buffalo's 10th shot of the game. In four periods in Europe, Vanek now has 5 points -- 2 goals and 3 assists.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery