LA 0 0 0 0
Buf 0 0 1 1
Date of game: 12/9/2014

Recap: Buffalo vs. Los Angeles

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Ennis' third-period goal proved to be the difference in Buffalo's 1-0 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Ennis scored the lone goal of the game on the power play early in the final stanza with assists coming from Matt Moulson and Drew Stafford to help the Sabres snap a two-game losing streak.

Jhonas Enroth kept the Kings off the scoreboard with 34 saves to earn his first shutout of the season and first since the end of the 2012-13 season.

Jonathan Quick was nearly as good as Enroth, turning aside 15 shots in the Kings' second straight loss.

Early in the third period, Robyn Regehr took a roughing penalty against his former team, and it proved costly to the Kings. Moulson's pass from behind the net found Ennis all alone in front of Quick, and he snapped it home at four minutes even.

"It was good to get one," said Sabres coach Ted Nolan. "It's good for your confidence, especially in a game where you killed off their power play, and we got one on ours."

After the Buffalo goal, the Kings turned up the pressure even more, but Enroth met every challenge. Los Angeles outshot Buffalo in all three periods, and its 14-5 edge in the final period was its biggest.

L.A. blueliner Drew Doughty tripped Ennis on a late rush to secure the win with an empty-net goal, leaving the Kings without their top defenseman for the final 67 seconds.

Even with Quick out of the net in favor of the extra attacker, the Kings could not tie the game late, only producing one shot.

"We have to score goals. We're not scoring enough," said Doughty. "The bottom line is we need to put pucks in the net."

Los Angeles outshot Buffalo 8-4 in a scoreless first period with no penalties. Enroth kept the puck out of the Buffalo net despite the Kings creating several scrambles in front of him.

Both goalies again held strong in the second period with Enroth making 12 stops and Quick turning away seven.

Game Notes

Each team won a home game in the now-completed season series ... Los Angeles has not won in Buffalo since Feb. 21, 2003 and fell to 3-5-4 overall on the road this season ... Kings forward Tyler Toffoli played in his 100th NHL game ... Enroth's last shutout was on Apr. 13, 2013 against Philadelphia.

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