For the first time this season King left wing Kevin Stevens has scored goals in consecutive games. Stevens, who scored in the Kings' 6-2 victory against Vancouver on Tuesday, scored his sixth goal of the season in the first period Thursday night against Buffalo. . . . Ian Laperriere, who has been a center on the Kings' checking line for most of the season, played right wing for the second consecutive game and set up Stevens' goal with a great individual effort and assist.
Injured Kings who did not play Thursday night against Buffalo but could return for Saturday's game against St. Louis were forwards Vitali Yachmenev (ankle) and Yanic Perreault (stomach). Defensemen Sean O'Donnell (wrist) and Rob Blake (hand) are still on the injured reserve list.
The Kings on Thursday agreed to a three-year deal with center Donald MacLean, their second choice in the second round of the 1995 entry draft. MacLean, 19, is currently playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and has 15 goals and 44 points in 42 games.