Down 3-0 after 20 minutes, the Edmonton Oilers scored four unanswered goals, two by Leon Draisaitl, including the game-winning goal at 18:58 of the third period, to snap a three-game skid and improve to 11-4-0 in their last 15 games against the Montreal Canadiens at Rexall Place dating to Dec. 30, 2000 (MTL: 4-9-2).
* Via the Elias Sports Bureau, the Oilers overcame a 3-0 deficit to win in regulation for the first time since Feb. 16, 2013, when they scored five unanswered goals in a 6-4 victory vs. the Colorado Avalanche.
* Draisaitl, who was recalled from Bakersfield of the AHL earlier in the day, suited up in his first NHL game since Dec. 31, 2014 at the Calgary Flames (0-2—2). His two-goal effort matched his goal total from his first 37 career appearances (4-7—11 in 38 GP).
The 29-year-old was signed as a free agent on July 1, 2015 and is playing his third year for the Flames. Ramo played 34 games for Calgary last year where he had a 15-9-3 record and recorded a 2.60 GAA and a .912 SV%. The Finnish netminder also featured in seven postseason games where he went 2-3 with a 2.86 GAA and a .906 SV%.
EDMONTON -- Edmonton Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle took a positive step toward his return from a shoulder injury Thursday, participating in the morning skate prior to the game against the Montreal Canadiens (9 p.m. ET; SN, SN360).
It was the first time Eberle skated with the Oilers since injuring his right shoulder during a preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes on Sept. 29.
The news wasn't all good for the Oilers, however. Later Thursday, general manager Peter Chiarelli said defenseman Justin Schultz would be out 2-4 weeks because of a back injury. He was hurt during a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.
"It's not fun watching your team play," Eberle said. "But we have a lot of trainers here that know a lot about injuries and a lot about this certain injury. I've had a good rehab. I started skating about a week and a half ago so it was nice to get back on the ice and feel like a hockey player a little bit again. It was even better to get out with the team and feel part of it."
Actor James Badge Dale has been affected by cancer; his mother died from the disease when he was 15 years old.
He has a passion for hockey; he was a goaltender at the Division III and Junior A levels.
He's an avid runner who recently ran a half-marathon in Utah at 9,000 feet above sea level and the Breck Crest Mountain Marathon in Colorado.
On Nov. 1, Dale will use hockey and running to help his crusade against cancer when he competes in his first New York City Marathon. Dale will run wearing a Hockey Fights Cancer T-shirt and hat, and has taken to Twitter to request donations in support of the charity, a joint initiative between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association that has raised more than $15 million since its inception in 1998.
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The Los Angeles Kings began the season 0-3-0, allowing 12 goals and scoring only two. Jonathan Quick was in net for each of them. Known as a big-game goalie, Quick doesn't often start well but plays his best when the stakes are high.
After failing to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, you can be sure he doesn't want that to happen again and is doing his part; Quick has won five straight starts and has allowed a combined five goals, with two coming at even strength.
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the team has signed forward Rich Clune to an NHL contract. Clune, who had previously signed an AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies this past off-season, will join the Maple Leafs today for practice.
Clune, 28, has collected five points (two goals, three assists) and 18 penalty minutes in eight games with the Toronto Marlies so far this season. Clune has played in 120 career NHL games with Los Angeles and Nashville, registering 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 305 penalty minutes. The Toronto, Ontario native has also skated in 345 career AHL games, collecting 97 points (34 goals, 63 assists) and 1115 penalty minutes. Clune was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round (71st overall) during the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
VANCOUVER -- Goalie Mike Condon had to fight hard for everything he's gotten so far in hockey, including his current spot as the Montreal Canadiens' backup, so maybe it shouldn't be surprising to hear he trained for the job with a mixed martial artist.
Near the top of many factors that went into Condon's out-of-nowhere ascension from undrafted, unsigned Princeton graduate to part of the fastest start in Canadiens history is his work with Scott Ream, an MMA fighter who runs Pro Elite Training Center and Fitness in Cape Cod, Mass.
"I was a fat, out-of-shape, Olympic-lifting goalie coming out of college with an NHL contract and no idea how to prepare for it," Condon told NHL.com of first seeking out Ream based on "word of mouth" recommendations three years ago. "He pretty much changed everything.
The Columbus Blue Jackets dug themselves an early hole with an eight-game losing streak to open the season.
During that stretch, the Blue Jackets were outscored 37-15, fired their coach and bore little resemblance to a team many predicted would be a serious contender for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But, it may be way too early to write off these Blue Jackets, who have a new coach in John Tortorella and have won back-to-back games.
Columbus has a strong starting goaltender in Sergei Bobrovsky, an experienced and accomplished coaching staff, and a solid young core of players, highlighted by Ryan Johansen, who could someday supplant Rick Nash as the Blue Jackets' best all-time player.
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins admit it will be strange to face former coach Dan Bylsma for the first time when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, BELL TV, ROOT). But for the most part it will be business as usual.
"I think the first time is always a little bit different," Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said. "But I think at this point we've all kind of dealt with those kind of things before. And once you get in the game, really get into it, everything kind of becomes normal. But I think the initial start is always kind of [strange]."
Bylsma coached the Penguins for parts of six seasons, starting when he replaced Michel Therrien 57 games into the 2008-09 season. That season ended with Bylsma coaching the Penguins to the Stanley Cup.