Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic looks to be finding his stride on his new team, proof that coach Darryl Sutter's latest experiment is working.
The Kings' second line of Lucic with center Jeff Carter and right wing Tyler Toffoli (Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown technically make up the first line) has become one of the best lines in the NHL this season. Lucic is a big part of it, literally and figuratively, and is a key reason for the Kings' current six-game winning streak.
Lucic has two goals and three assists during his four-game point streak. Carter has seven of his team-high nine points in the past four games on three goals and four assists. Toffoli has scored six of his team-high seven goals in the past six games.
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).
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