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Jonathan Quick gets shutout as LA Kings beat Buffalo 2-0 with PP goals from Richards, Kopitar

  • Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers, left, fights with Los Angeles Kings right wing Matt Frattin during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers, left, fights with Los Angeles Kings right wing Matt Frattin during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons, right, of Latvia, slams into the boards as he competes for the puck with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons, right, of Latvia, slams into the boards as he competes for the puck with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, left, and Buffalo Sabres left wing Johan Larsson, of Sweden, compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, left, and Buffalo Sabres left wing Johan Larsson, of Sweden, compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Richards and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals, and Jonathan Quick earned his first shutout of the season in the Los Angeles Kings' 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Richards had a goal and an assist for the Kings, who returned from a four-day schedule break with their ninth victory in 13 games. Quick made 19 saves, including a handful of exceptional stops in his 26th career shutout.

Jhonas Enroth stopped 26 shots for the NHL-worst Sabres (3-14-1), who couldn't follow up their stunning win at San Jose with another surprise on their three-game California road trip. Buffalo hasn't won consecutive games all season.

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff left the Buffalo bench early in the third period with a lower-body injury, according to the club.