|BUF||0||3||1||(0 - 0)||4|
|LAK||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
BERLIN (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres were in no hurry to leave Europe after sweeping their first two games.
"The only tough part about coming over here is now we've got to go back," coach Lindy Ruff said.
Luke Adam scored twice in a 2:20 span early in the second period to help the 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, giving him two goals and three assists in the two games in Europe.
"It's been great," Vanek said. "We came here with the goal of playing good hockey and winning two games and we did. But it's only two games in a year, there's a lot of work left."
With two Germans and Vanek, the Sabres enjoyed better support in Berlin despite forward Jochen Hecht being unavailable because of a head injury sustained in practice.
"It was a fantastic atmosphere," said Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, one of Buffalo's Germans.
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.
Because of flight delays, the Sabres arrived at their Berlin hotel at 4:30 a.m.
|Luke Adam (1) ASST: Jason Pominville (3), Thomas Vanek (2)|
1 - 0 BUF
|Luke Adam (2) ASST: Thomas Vanek (3)|
2 - 0 BUF
|Paul Gaustad (1) ASST: Nathan Gerbe (1), Marc-Andre Gragnani (1)|
3 - 0 BUF
|PPG - Anze Kopitar (2) ASST: Jack Johnson (1), Drew Doughty (1)|
3 - 1 BUF
|PPG - Drew Stafford (1) ASST: Nathan Gerbe (2), Derek Roy (1)|
4 - 1 BUF
|Anze Kopitar (3) ASST: Justin Williams (2), Simon Gagne (1)|
4 - 2 BUF
|Jarret Stoll Roughing against Christian Ehrhoff|
|Thomas Vanek Interference against Brad Richardson|
|Jack Johnson Interference against Tyler Ennis|
|Drew Stafford Tripping against Willie Mitchell|
|Kevin Westgarth Cross checking against Paul Gaustad|
|Nathan Gerbe Slashing against Brad Richardson|
|Brad Richardson Roughing against Nathan Gerbe|
|Drew Doughty Cross checking against Nathan Gerbe|
|SA: 33||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 31||EV: 29 - 30|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 2|
|SV%: .939||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 26||TOI: 58:15|
|Saves: 22||EV: 18 - 21|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 5|
|SV%: .846||SH: 0 - 0|