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Pearson's two goals lead Kings past Sabres

Enroth makes 23 saves to shut out former team

by Curtis Zupke / Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Jhonas Enroth doesn't get many chances to play, let alone play against his former team. He made the most of his opportunity on Saturday.

Enroth made 23 saves, Tanner Pearson scored two goals, and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 at Staples Center.

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Video Review: BUF @ LAK - 19:17 of the First Period

Referee's call on ice stands - no goal Los Angeles @NHLdotcom

At 19:17 of the first period in the Sabres/Kings game, video review confirmed that Anze Kopitar's stick was above the height of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the Buffalo net. According to Rule 60.5 "An apparent goal scored by an attacking player who strikes the puck with his stick carried above the height of the crossbar of the goal frame shall not be allowed. The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick." Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal Los Angeles.

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Scuderi set for first game back with Kings

Veteran defenseman expected to be in lineup against Sabres after trade

by Curtis Zupke / Correspondent

SABRES (25-30-7) at KINGS (36-20-4) 

TV: 11 p.m. ET; MSG-B, FS-W, NHL.TV 

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Defenseman Rob Scuderi is expected to be in the lineup when the Los Angeles Kings play the Buffalo Sabres at Staples Center on Saturday.

Scuderi, 37, was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Christian Ehrhoff on Friday. He took line rushes at the Kings' practice facility after he flew in from Cleveland, where he learned of the trade while with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.


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