Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres - 11/7/13
Buffalo Sabres (3-13-1) at Los Angeles Kings (9-6-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -253 / Buffalo Sabres +228 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
It's only a matter of time before the Buffalo Sabres find a suitor for Ryan Miller in a trade. Buffalo's goaltender has been their best and most consistent player to start the year and if it weren't for him the Sabres wouldn't even be competitive in most of these games. Tuesday night he allowed four goals to the San Jose Sharks and was still the most impressive player on the ice in Buffalo's 5-4 victory. This team is overmatched most nights but Miller is doing his best to allow them to acquire some talent and picks when they do eventually move him before the deadline. Now after stopping 47 shots on Tuesday night in San Jose he's got to travel to the Staples Center to take on a Kings team that's coming off a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Sitting at 9-6-0 on the year the Kings haven't cranked things up just yet but they've still got all they need to make a serious run come April. Jonathan Quick hasn't hit his stride and they're still in good shape in the division so once that happens they should finish right at the top. Look for the Sabres to come back to earth in this one.
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