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Gaustad gives Sabres 3-0 lead

Saturday, 10.08.2011 / 3:38 PM

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

Buffalo is showing no signs of fatigue as they hold a 3-0 lead with 6:00 minutes left in the second period.

Paul Gaustad is the latest Sabre to score, planting himself in front of the Kings crease and deftly tipping a Nathan grebe shot past Jonathan Bernier. Defenseman Marc-Andre Gragani earned the secondary assist on the goal.

The sold-out crowd is in full voice now as they have adopted the Sabres as the "home" team because of the presence of German defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and Austrian forward Thomas Vanek in the lineup.

Vanek has assists on the first two goals -- both by Luke Adam -- and Ehrhoff has returned from an injury scare at the end of the first period.

After taking a 4-1 win against Anaheim in Helsinki, Finland on Friday night, the Sabres did not arrive in Berlin until after 4 a.m. because of some travel-related issues.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild