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Sabres beat Kings 4-2 in first NHL game in Germany

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BERLIN (AP) - Luke Adam scored twice in a 2:20 span early in the second period to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Saturday night in the first NHL game in Germany.

Paul Gaustad and Drew Stafford also scored for Buffalo, coming off a 4-1 victory over Anaheim on Friday night in Helsinki. Ryan Miller made 31 saves, and Austrian star Thomas Vanek had two assists.

Anze Kopitar scored twice for Los Angeles. He had a goal and an assist Friday night in the Kings' 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers in Stockholm.

After killing off a penalty, Buffalo took control at the O2 Arena with three-second period goals.

Adam opened the scoring with a wrist shot over Jonathan Bernier's glove, and made it 2-0 when he tapped in Vanek's pass from in front of goal. Gaustad made it 3-0 with 6:41 left in the period, deflecting Nathan Gerbe's shot past Bernier.

The Kings finally beat Miller with 39 seconds left in the period when Kopitar snapped a shot past the goalie's glove on a power play. Stafford beat Bernier on a power play at 3:58 of the third, Kopitar completed the scoring with 4:14 left.

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