Los Angeles headed into the trip 6-2-0 in its previous eight games. But the Kings continued to struggle away from home, falling to 2-10-0-1 in their last 13 road games with Thursday’s 5-0 loss in Philadelphia.
Los Angeles fell behind, 3-0 through two periods as Jamie Storr fell to 6-3-0 since taking over for injured starter Felix Potvin.
The shutout also ended Ziggy Palffy’s nine-game points streak and his four-game goal streak. But Palffy still has 11 goals and 10 assists in his last 15 contests.
Buffalo has won two of three following a franchise-record eight-game losing streak. The Sabres have won back-to-back home games for the first time since January 3-10 and third time overall.
The Sabres posted a 2-1 overtime triumph over Montreal on Tuesday. Miroslav Satan netted the game-winner 3:49 into overtime, which marked the seventh straight season he reached 20 goals. It was his second tally in three games following an eight-game drought.
The Sabres also got a goal from Vaclav Varada, who had missed the previous 17 games due to a sprained knee, and 25 saves from rookie Ryan Miller, who had allowed 17 goals during a five-game winless streak.
The Kings took the lone meeting from the Sabres in 2001-02. They rallied for a 4-2 home win on January 17, 2002 as Palffy collected a goal and an assist.
The teams are playing in Buffalo for the first time since Varada scored twice in the Sabres’ 5-3 win on October 7, 2000.