Sabres extend home mastery of Kings
Tyler Ennis scored the only goal in the game as the Sabres topped the Kings.
TYLER ENNIS' third-period power-play goal lifted the Sabres to a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Buffalo last night.
Jhonas Enroth made 34 saves for his first shutout since April 13, 2013, and the Sabres kept up their home mastery of the Kings. Los Angeles is 1-11-1-1 in its last 14 games in Buffalo.
Jonathan Quick had a shutout streak of 119 minutes, 54 seconds against Buffalo snapped by Ennis. Quick blanked the Sabres on Oct. 23 in Los Angeles.
The Sabres snapped a two-game losing streak and won their third straight at home. The defending champion Kings lost consecutive games for the fourth time this season.
Former Sabres defenseman Robyn Regehr was called for roughing early in the third period, and Buffalo had several chances to beat Quick in tight before Ennis finally scored with 16 minutes remaining in the game.
Matt Moulson, Quick's brother-in-law, carried the puck into the corner before finding Ennis alone in front of Quick for the goal.
The game marked the second meeting between Sabres coach Ted Nolan and his son, Kings right wing Jordan Nolan.
Los Angeles outshot Buffalo 34-16, but fell to 3-5-4 on the road.
In other games
* At Montreal, Tomas Plekanec scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lead the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Before the game, the Canadiens honored the late Jean Beliveau with a video tribute, moment of silence and lengthy standing ovation.
* At St. Paul, Minn., the Wild scored four unanswered goals in the third period and overtook the New York Islanders, 5-4.
* At Newark, N.J., Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks earned their seventh straight victory with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.
* At Tampa, Braden Holtby made 33 saves, Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Washington beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3, to complete a 3-0 road trip.
* At Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored his 11th goal and added an assist as the Maple Leafs defeated Calgary, 4-1.
* At Dallas, Adam Lowry scored two goals as Winnipeg defeated the Stars, 5-2.
* At Denver, Pekka Rinne made 26 saves as the Nashville Predators blanked the Colorado Avalanche, 3-0. Filip Forsberg's goal 2:23 into the first period was the only scoring until the Predators scored two empty-netters.
* NHL commissioner Gary Bettman played down the possibility of relocating struggling franchises in Arizona and Florida. There had been reports that Panthers ownership was trying to position the franchise for a move either to Quebec City or Las Vegas.
* New York Islanders forward Anders Lee was fined $2,286 for elbowing St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson last weekend.