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.