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."