BUFFALO Tom Kuhnhackl Jersey Womens , N.Y. (AP) Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings took advantage of the Buffalo Sabresr16; second-period meltdown to snap a three-game skid and keep pace in the tightly contested Western Conference playoff race.Kopitar and rookie Michael Amadio each had two goals in a 4-2 win, which the Kings broke open by scoring three times on consecutive shots over a span of 5:35 on Saturday afternoon.r1;I think our second period was huge, not just getting the three goals but just dictating the game,r1; said Kopitar, who upped his team-leading total to 25 goals. r1;I thought (today) was a step in the right direction, but wer17;ve got to continue going.r1;Article continues below ...Los Angeles improved to 31-22-5 and vaulted into 10th place in the West, a point ahead of the idle Colorado Avalanche.The win was also the Kingsr17; first in Buffalo since a 4-1 victory on Feb. 21, 2003. Los Angeles had gone 0-6-2 in its previous eight trips to Buffalo Anthony Beauvillier Jersey Womens , and was 1-12-2 plus a tie in its previous 16 visits dating to the start of the 1993-94 season.r1;I donr17;t think we were worried about the 15-year drought in here, but we had a three-game slide that we certainly wanted to stop,r1; Kopitar said.Frustration boiled over for the Eastern Conferencer17;s last-place Sabres.The press box shook with the loud sound of a door slamming, and Sabres general manager Jason Botterill was spotted leaving the teamr17;s booth shortly after Kopitar scored his first goal to put the Kings up 2-0.Sabres forward Jason Pominville wasnr17;t surprised upon being informed of what happened.r1;I wouldr17;ve probably done the same thing,r1; Pominville said of Buffalor17;s lackadaisical effort through 40 minutes.r1;The one thing we control is our effort and the energy we bring,r1; he said. r1;Some nights, wer17;re just not bringing it. I really donr17;t get it.r1;The Sabres didnr17;t wake up until the third period, when Marco Scandella scored 30 seconds in with a blast from the blue line that sailed over goalie Jonathan Quickr17;s right shoulder. Then Rasmus Ristolainen scored during a scramble in front with 3:18 left.Quick stopped 33 shots Dustin Tokarski Jersey Womens , while Dustin Brown had two assists.Buffalor17;s Robin Lehner was yanked after allowing four goals on 30 shots. Chad Johnson finished with six saves in the final period.Kopitarr17;s first goal summed up Buffalor17;s dreadful performance.Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot lost his balance while trying to play the puck just inside Buffalor17;s blue line. The puck dribbled to Brown to set up a 2-on-1 break. Brown fed Kopitar, who wound his way across the front of the net and easily deposited a shot into the open right side with 7:58 left in the second period.The Kings scored twice more in a span of 1:29.Kopitar made it 3-0 with 3:54 left. He was set up for a one-timer in the left circle by Alex Iafallo, who beat the Sabresr17; defenders to a loose puck behind the Buffalo net.Then, Amadio scored his second when Sabres defenseman Justin Falk got turned around. Amadio stepped around Falk, and snapped a shot inside the right post.The only knock Kings coach John Stevens had was how his team eased up in a third period during which Los Angeles was outshot 18-6.r1;I thought we kind of got off page a little bit, and they made a big push in the third period that we werenr17;t ready for,r1; Stevens said.NOTES: The Sabres are 2-6-1 in their past nine home games and 8-17-4 overall at home. Buffalor17;s fewest home wins in an 82-game season is 13, set in 2013-14. r30; Iafallo was a fan of the Sabres growing up in Eden Valtteri Filppula Jersey Womens , New York, just outside Buffalo. Though Iafallo had a large contingent of friends present for his first game at Buffalo, the Kings rookier17;s parents werenr17;t among them. They were instead in Columbus, Ohio, to be with Iafallor17;s sister, Juliana, who was being honored as part of Ohio State womenr17;s hockey teamr17;s senior weekend. r30; Sabres C Ryan Or17;Reilly entered the day leading the league with 867 faceoff wins.UP NEXTKings: Continue their seven-game trip at the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.Sabres: Host the Washington Capitals on Monday afternoon.r12; SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) r12; Brent Burns made the most of his second chance in alone against Darcy Kuemper.After missing on a breakaway early in the third period Fredrik Claesson Jersey Womens , Burns completed a nifty move with a goal 3:14 into overtime that sent the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night in their first game back from a 10-day break.r0;Thatr17;s a big time play,r1; Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. r0;Her17;s a beast, 6-4, 235 and to be that skilled to be able to make those type of plays. Her17;s a world-class player, and thatr17;s a world-class play.r1;Burns got the puck in the corner in overtime, deked past Richard Panik and beat Kuemper for his 13th career overtime goal, tying Scott Niedermayer for the most by a defenseman in NHL history.Joe Pavelski and Kevin Labanc scored goals less than a minute apart in the second period. Martin Jones made 31 saves to help San Jose move within four points of first-place Calgary in the Pacific Division as both teams started slowly in their first game back after the All-Star break and bye week.r0;The game was difficult to play,r1; San Jose forward Logan Couture said. r0;Obviously both teams coming off of a long stretch without playing hockey. Thrown in the ice r12; there was a (minor league) game earlier today. Difficult game to play in. By the end I think both teams were exhausted. Itr17;s nice to get two points.r1;Conor Garland and Josh Archibald scored for the Coyotes. Kuemper made 32 saves for Arizona to earn at least a point in his ninth straight start.Arizona put heavy pressure on in the third period and tied the score early when Archibald took a pass from Mario Kempe in the slot and shot a one-timer past Jones.r0;It was a big point for us obviously we wanted two but it was nice to get back into the swing of things after the break Dylan DeMelo Jersey Womens ,r1; Archibald said. r0;Our speed and forechecking and creating havoc are our biggest assets. My goal got the team back into it but it an unfortunate ending.r1;The long break might have contributed to a somewhat sluggish start with neither team generating many prime scoring chances until a giveaway in the defensive zone by Tim Heed set up Arizonar17;s first goal midway through the second period.Christian Fischer helped cause the turnover and Garland patiently waited after getting the puck alone on the side of the net before beating Jones for his 10th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead.The lead didnr17;t last long as the Sharks scored twice on rebounds over the next three minutes to take the lead. Marcus Sorensen did a good job to set up Burns for a shot from the point and Labanc knocked in the rebound to tie the game.Just 44 seconds later, Logan Couture sent Timo Meier in on a breakaway that Kuemper stopped but Pavelski raced in to flip the rebound into the net for his 28th.The Coyotes nearly tied it shortly after that when Panik appeared to knock a puck past Jones. But DeBoer challenged the play and it was overturned for goalie interference.NOTES: Sharks D Erik Karlsson remains sidelined by a lower-body injury that kept him out of the three games before the break. r30; San Jose D Marc-Edouard Vlasic returned after missing the past 10 games with an upper-body injury. r30; Coyotes D Jakob Chychrun didnr17;t make the three-game road trip because of a lower-body injury.UP NEXTCoyotes: Visit Dallas on Monday night.Sharks: Visit Winnipeg on Tuesday night.