Sabres erupt for six goals in third to blast Kings

Sabres erupt for six goals in third to blast Kings

Craig Anderson made 40 saves, and the Buffalo Sabres exploded for six third-period goals in a 6-0 shutout of the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.The game was scoreless until Tage Thompson’s power-play marker at 1:21 of the third period. That tally opened the floodgates for the 14th six-goal period in Sabres history, and the second such outburst within the last week. Buffalo also had six goals in the first period of its 9-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 7.Thompson had two goals and an assist, and Dylan Cozens recorded three assists. In other multi-point performances, Victor Olofsson and Alex Tuch each collected a goal and an assist and Rasmus Asplund had two assists.Peyton Krebs and JJ Peterka scored Buffalo’s other two goals.Buffalo ended a two-game (0-1-1) winless streak with its first shutout of the season, and Anderson’s first shutout in three seasons. Anderson’s last shutout was on March 26, 2019, when the veteran goalie was a member of the Ottawa Senators.The Kings are 1-2-1 in their last four games, with their only two shutout losses of the season coming during this stretch.

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