Robin Lehner

Sabres' four-goal outburst in second period dooms Kings, 6-3

Sabres' four-goal outburst in second period dooms Kings, 6-3

The Kings talked a stronger game than they played Tuesday, angrier after their 6-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center than they were during a stunning second-period collapse that launched this seven-game pre-Christmas trip and daunting stretch of nine straight road games with a monstrous thud.

The dull but efficient performance that allowed the Kings to score the game’s first two goals disintegrated completely under pressure. The Sabres scored four times in a span of 6 minutes 13 seconds, two of those goals coming 12 seconds apart.

“We just stopped playing,” center Anze Kopitar said in the somber locker room after a brief team meeting ended....

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