Kings press advantage over Sabres

‘“It’s frustrating,” said Sabres right wing Chris Stewart, who had a game-high seven shots. “It’s three games and no goals, and that’s a big problem. Especially against teams like this, you’ve got to score goals.”‘

Like father, like son for Nolans

‘“He’s pretty honest,” Jordan Nolan said Thursday. “He’s pretty black and white, but he’s also always pushing me to get better and always there to support me if I have something to talk about. If I’m not working hard, that’s his main thing. He’ll let me know.”’

Quick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0

‘”Our last couple of games, our effort has been a lot better,” Ted Nolan said. “Everything starts with work. The first five or six games, the effort wasn’t there. And now the last couple of games, the effort is there.”‘

Los Angeles 2, Buffalo 0

‘The Sabres, meanwhile, continue to struggle on the young season. Buffalo has lost four straight, including seven of eight games overall, and it has been shutout in three of the last four.’

Quick blanks Sabres, set Kings’ shutout record

‘Buffalo’s lone victory was a 4-3 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 14. Since then, the Sabres were shut out three times. They managed a goal in a 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. They also are 0-for-27 on power plays, failing to score on three occasions against Los Angeles.’

Sabres Fall in LA 2-0

‘The Sabres certainly did not fold in the third period, as they put forth a strong effort with multiple shots on Jonathan Quick. Two mid-period power play opportunities put some pressure on LA, but Quick was equal to the task, including a fantastic pad stop on Tyler Myers as he ripped one from the slot. Not much action for the rest of the period however, as the Kings defense clamped down, and they sealed away a 2-0 victory.’

Sabres’ have effort, but still have trouble with goals

‘The hustle has been good to see on back to back nights, but they’re never going to win until they figure out the goal scoring.’

Kings blank Sabres; Quick sets team shutout record

‘”We got enough guys in here that have played a lot of hockey games,” forward Torrey Mitchell said. “We’re just frustrated .Whether or not we’re doing the right things and playing well … if we’re not getting two points then we didn’t do the right things.”‘

Sabres’ scorers come up empty in L.A.

‘“I think our intention’s there, our work ethic’s there. We’re not doing the smart things right now,” Nolan said.’

Thursday’s Los Angeles Coverage

Sabres-Kings Preview (AP)
Buffalo Sabres (1-6-0) at Los Angeles Kings (4-1-1) (The Sports Network)
Sabres try to end offensive woes vs. Kings (NHL.com)
Kings look to pounce on struggling Sabres (LAKings.com)

Sabres find the net but wins remain elusive

‘Corey Perry tripled the Sabres’ goal total all by himself. The Buffalo tormenter recorded a hat trick, including two goals in the final 2:43 to get the home crowd of 16,067 chanting his name. Perry has 10 goals in 11 games against the Sabres.’

Myers stays focused on team goals

‘He still hopes to be part of the turnaround, but the 24-year-old’s early resurgence has made him a popular man. The big names in hockey news, TSN’s Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger, consistently link Myers to the Detroit Red Wings. They say if Buffalo lowers its asking price, which reportedly includes University of Michigan center Dylan Larkin, Myers could be on the move.’

McDavid show gets rave reviews downtown

‘He finished with a goal and three assists. The likely No. 1 pick in next summer’s NHL draft has been called a generational player. With a strong possibility of McDavid landing in Buffalo in the draft, fans came out to see the young superstar and he didn’t disappoint.’

A slice of heaven in No. 97

‘”I came out to see Connor McDavid, nothing else,” said Todd Kopcinski, 37, of Buffalo who wore a Rochester Americans jersey because he’s sworn off supporting the parent club until things improve. “The Sabres really need someone like him.”’

Phenom Connor McDavid dazzles Buffalo fans in Otters win

‘The scintillating performance will only increase the fawning over the phenom.’