Jeff Cowan, scoring late in the first period, had the lone goal for the Kings, who gave up 10 goals for the first time since a 10-3 loss to Washington, Feb. 13, 1993. The margin of defeat matched the Kings’ worst since a 9-0 loss to Montreal in the 1975-76 season opener. “They walked all over us,” Kings captain Mattias Norstrom said. “A loss like this you start to talk about pride. As a team, as individuals, we got embarrassed out there.” Goalie Mathieu Garon, coming off a 6-0 win at Boston on Thursday night, had the toughest night. Garon allowed four goals on 10 shots and was pulled twice, the final time after Hecht scored on a screened shot from the right circle midway through the first period. Hecht’s two other goals came against backup Adam Hauser, who allowed six goals on 24 shots in his NHL debut. The Sabres scored on three of their first six shots, the eruption beginning when McKee scored on a slap shot 1:06 into the game. Drury, set up in the slot by Grier, scored 13 seconds later, and Kotalik made it 3-0 off a rebound at 4:33. The margin of victory, however, wasn’t as important as the Sabres finally getting production in even-strength situations something coach Lindy Ruff had stressed all week. Buffalo finished with six even-strength goals, added three more on the power play, while Pominville also scored on a short-handed breakaway. Avalanche 4, Flyers 3: Alex Tanguay scored with 45.8 seconds left in overtime, helping Colorado spoil Peter Forsberg’s first game against his former team. Red Wings 4, Rangers 3 : Brendan Shanahan’s second goal of the game snapped a third-period tie and the Detroit Red Wings broke the New York Rangers’ streak of seven games in which they earned at least a point. Stars 2, Bruins 1, SO : Jussi Jokinen scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars to their season-high sixth straight win. Canadiens 6, Sharks 2 : Andrei Markov had two goals and two assists in a six-goal second period to help Montreal general manager Bob Gainey win in his Canadiens coaching debut. Canucks 8, Islanders 1 : Todd Bertuzzi scored twice on Vancouver’s first three shots en route to his fifth career hat trick and the Canucks chased New York goalie Rick DiPietro with three second-period goals. Coyotes 4, Maple Leafs 3 : Paul Mara, Geoff Sanderson, Ladislav Nagy and Fredrik Sjostrom scored goals to help Phoenix overcome a three-goal, first-period deficit. Blue Jackets 5, Panthers 4 : David Vyborny scored a power-play goal with 12 seconds left in overtime, and Pascal Leclaire made 48 saves for Columbus. Flames 4, Wild 1 : Jarome Iginla scored early in the third period to help Calgary snap a three-game losing streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pominville, with a natural hat trick, and Jochen Hecht scored three goals apiece in Buffalo’s 10-1 win over the Kings on Saturday night. “It’s awesome,” Pominville said. “It doesn’t happen too often. So it’s fun to see the team work hard and have it finally pay off.” Excuse rookie forward Jason Pominville for not remembering the last time the Buffalo Sabres scored 10 goals. It hasn’t happened in almost 13 years, when Pominville was a 10-year-old growing up in Quebec. He won’t forget this one. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Hecht also will have fond memories of the game after recording the first career three-goal game in his six-year NHL career “Happy to get it out of the way, but it’s also great for ‘Pommer’ to get his first one, too,” Hecht said. Chris Drury had a goal and three assists, Ales Kotalik had a goal and two assists and Jay McKee and Daniel Paille also scored. Tim Connolly and Mike Grier had three assists each for Buffalo, which built a 5-0 lead 17 minutes in. The 10 goals were the most the Sabres scored since a 10-7 win over Detroit on Feb 24, 1993. And Buffalo’s five-goal first period was the team’s best since scoring five in a 7-1 win over Washington on Dec. 31, 2003. The Sabres also snapped a two-game winless streak (0-1-1), their longest since losing four straight from Nov. 2-9.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsIn response to government cuts, he has started the Students Standing Up Against the Government Club at Canyons.Robert Rodriguez, a candidate for Congress, attended the small public gathering. Rodriguez, a Democrat, is challenging U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, for his long-held seat. “I have $13,000 out in student loans myself,” said Rodriguez, who attended UCLA and Harvard. “There is no way I could have paid for my education if it weren’t for student loans.”Diana Shaw, a Santa Clarita resident, has a son enrolled at Arizona State University. Shaw is angry about these cuts and hikes because she has been ill for a year, and her son has had to find ways to fund his own education.“He is already working 40 hours a week to pay for college,” Shaw said. “I am outraged that while the government can spend billions in Iraq killing my son’s friends they can’t come up with a reasonable interest rate for my son.” This increase means that the average student, with a 30-year loan, will pay an additional $13,000 over the life of the firstname.lastname@example.org(661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A small group of students and parents gathered Friday at College of the Canyons to protest a bill approved by Congress that increases the costs of student loans.Congress recently approved a $12.7 billion cut to government funds for subsidized loans and increased student loan interest rates by almost 2.5 percent.“The government has all these loan programs in place to invest in us and this country and then makes them inaccessible,” said Kyle Kostvzewa, a political science major. “It doesn’t make sense.”Kostvzewa has no student loans yet, but plans to borrow when he moves on the University of California at Los Angeles.