Series (Game 2 of 2)

Buffalo leads 2-0

Game 1: Thursday, October 23rd
Game 2: Friday, February 13th

Kings 3

(22-16-6, 63 pts)

Sabres 8

(25-26-1, 56 pts)

8:00 PM ET, February 13, 2004

First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York

1 2 3 T
LA 1 2 03
BUF 1 3 48

A. Kotalik (Sabres - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

D. Briere (Sabres - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

M. Afinogenov (Sabres - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Los Angeles (22-15-13-6) at Buffalo (24-26-5-1) 8:00 pm EST

BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Kings have gained a point in 10 straight road contests entering Friday's game with the Buffalo Sabres.

The Kings are 12-7-5-5 on the road season and are 4-0-4-2 in their last 10 road contests. They also are 6-1-3-1 in their last 11 games overall.

Los Angeles had a season-high seven-game unbeaten streak stopped with Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss at Columbus. The Kings gained a point for the eighth straight game but lost the extra point due to a misplay behind the net by goaltender Roman Cechmanek.

Alexander Frolov and defenseman Joe Corvo scored for the Kings, who are 3-0-0-1 on a seven-game road trip. They conclude the trek with contests against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday and New York Islanders on Monday.

Buffalo has won five of six games and is seven points behind the New York Islanders for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Sabres improved their home record to 14-10-3-1 with Tuesday's 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Daniel Briere scored twice and Martin Biron stopped 27 shots to improve to 6-1-0 in his last seven decisions.

The Sabres are 6-3-1 in their last 10 home games with the Kings.

The Sabres rolled to a 5-1 win at Los Angeles on October 23 as Taylor Pyatt scored twice and Curtis Brown collected a goal and an assist.