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The Los Angeles Kings are mired in their longest losing streak of the season and struggling to score goals. The identity of their next opponent may make things look a whole lot brighter.The Kings will try to continue their mastery of the Edmonton Oilers when the Pacific Division rivals face off Thursday night in Los Angeles in the first of five meetings this season.Last season, the Kings outscored the Oilers 20-12 while completing the first season series sweep of at least five games in franchise history. Additionally, Los Angeles has won nine in a row at Staples Center over Edmonton by a 36-13 margin, and the Kings are 16-1-2 in the past 19 matchups overall.All that is great for a Kings team that needs some positive news. After kicking off a five-game road trip with a 7-0 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 8, Los Angeles (7-9-1) has managed a total of five goals while losing four in a row, including a 4-1 setback to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.Though the Kings have played just 17 games, reigning Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty said the team must have a different mindset.We need to play more desperate, he told the Los Angeles Times. When youre losing games, its not fun. ... Its not fun coming to the rink sometimes. Weve got to be more desperate and treat every single game as if its a playoff game or a division game and thats how were going to get back on track.Doughty had only three assists in five games versus the Oilers last season. Los Angeles was paced by Tyler Toffoli (three goals, five assists in five games) and Jeff Carter (four goals, three assists in four games).Carter is the Kings leader with five goals and 11 points so far in 2016-17.Los Angeles continues to deal with injuries to key players including goaltender Jonathan Quick (lower body), Marian Gaborik (foot) and center Anze Kopitar (upper body). Quick is out until January, but Gaborik could be back next week and Kopitar remains day-to-day after being injured Friday against the Ottawa Senators.It definitely helps out to be out there on the ice, and just, you know, be on the ice and have the feel and all of that, Kopitar told LAKingsInsider.com on Wednesday. Again, day-to-day, skate again (Thursday), see what happens and well go from there.Despite their struggles, the Kings are fourth in the Pacific, four points behind the Oilers, who are tied with the Anaheim Ducks for first thanks in part to a 5-3-1 road record.These are tough games to play in Anaheim, L.A., San Jose, Dallas, they always have been, Oilers coach Todd McLellan told the Edmonton Sun prior to a three-game road trip that started Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to the Ducks and concludes Saturday against the Stars.McLellan went on to say Edmonton has showed some improvement, but now it is time to ratchet up the results.We want to take that a step further and come up with some wins, he told the Sun. However the game is played, I think were equipped to play it, but individuals have to pick up their play.Not dealing with an early deficit would help, too. The Oilers (9-7-1) have dropped a season-high four straight, but more alarming is they have surrendered the opening goal in each of their last six. Edmonton has fallen behind in the first 1:57 in four of those contests and trailed within the opening 28 seconds in two.The Oilers are 4-6-1 when opponents score first.It becomes a mental thing, but theres two different types of play ... one where (youre) not prepared mentally at the start of games, then when the other team scores, you think and reflect on that and you lose the next five minutes, too, McLellan told the Edmonton Journal.Cam Talbot was 0-4-0 with a 3.56 goals-against average and a .893 save percentage against the Kings last season, and he has surrendered 24 goals in his past seven games overall, posting a 1-5-1 record. Jonas Gustavsson could make his first appearance since Nov. 6, when he recorded 22 saves in 2-1 road win over the Detroit Red Wings.In his only game in Los Angeles while with Detroit, Gustavsson allowed an early goal as the Red Wings fell 1-0 on Feb. 24, 2015.Oilers left winger Milan Lucic is scheduled to meet his former club for the first time. While with the Kings last season, Lucic had a goal, four assists and a team-high 10 penalty minutes vs. Edmonton.He signed a seven-year, $42 million deal with the Oilers in July, and he has five goals and four assists in 17 games. Lorenzen Wright Grizzlies Jersey . -- Stanfords Kevin Danser knelt on one knee and hardly moved on the sideline as Michigan State celebrated its Rose Bowl victory and his Cardinal teammates made their way to the locker room. Marc Gasol Jersey . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. 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OAKLAND, Calif. -- A big blown lead, a short week against a rested opponent and a banged-up pinkie for their quarterback.Right now it seems as if nothing can derail the Oakland Raiders.Derek Carr came back from his injury to lead another fourth-quarter comeback and the Raiders won their fifth straight game, beating the Carolina Panthers 35-32 on Sunday.The mood was weve been here before, Carr said. You dont like having been here before. But there was no doubt in my mind we could move the ball and win and score. Theres never a doubt.Carr threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns despite missing a series after the injury, leading the Raiders (9-2) back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to clinch their first winning season since 2002.After leading a game-tying drive earlier in the fourth quarter, Carr hit Michael Crabtree on a 49-yard pass on third-and-9 from the 14 to help set up Sebastian Janikowskis 23-yard field goal with 1:45 left that gave Oakland the lead.Cam Newton led the Panthers (4-7) into Oakland territory on the final drive but Greg Olsen dropped a pass on third down that would have put Carolina in field goal range.I just couldnt quite get both my hands up there high enough, and it kind of went off the end of my finger, Olsen said. Id like to have that one back obviously, thats usually a play that I make.Khalil Mack stripped Newton on a fourth-down sack to seal the win.You want to end the game at that point, Mack said. We needed a stop, we needed a stop. That was me.The Panthers scored the first 25 points in the second half after Carr left the game when he hurt his right pinkie while fumbling a snap on the second play from scrimmage in the third quarter.Jonathan Stewart scored on short runs following Carrs fumble and his interception to Thomas Davis when he returned. Newton hit two long touchdown passes, connecting on an 88-yarder to Ted Ginn Jr. and a 44-yarder to Kelvin Benjamin that made it 32-24 early in the fourth quarter.But Carr did what he has done best by leading his team back despite needing a glove on his injured right hand and taking snaps solely out of the shotgun -- including two snaaps in victory formation.dddddddddddd.Carr led a 75-yard drive capped by a 12-yard pass to Clive Walford for his NFL-best 12th tying or go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. A 2-point conversion to Seth Roberts tied the game.DC is a competitor, Crabtree said. Hes going to compete in everything so I knew he was going to come back in and do what he had to do. I love that dude and I love my team.BANGED-UP LINE: The Panthers came into the game without two injured starting linemen in center Ryan Kalil and left tackle Michael Oher. Backup center Gino Gradkowski left with a knee injury in the second half and Mack took advantage of guard Trai Turner being forced to play right tackle on the game-sealing sack.GOING FOR 2: After Denico Autry blocked the extra point following Carolinas first TD in the third quarter, coach Ron Rivera went for 2 unsuccessfully after the next two touchdowns. Those missed points kept Oakland down only eight after Benjamins touchdown and the Raiders managed to tie it when they got the 2-point conversion after Walfords score.In retrospect you could say we could keep going with it and keep trying to kick `em, but we started chasing points, we had to try to make that up, Rivera said.MACKS MOMENT: Mack made a big play late in the first half when he fought off a block and leaped to intercept a short pass from Newton. He ran it in 6 yards for his first career touchdown , celebrating with a leap into the Black Hole. He ended the game by extending his sack streak to a career-best six games.CAM THE LOBBYIST: After complaining earlier in the season about a lack of roughing the passer calls going his way, Newton was the beneficiary of a questionable one against Stacy McGee late in the first quarter. That helped jump-start Carolinas offense as Jonathan Stewart ran 47 yards on the next play and Newton finished the drive with a 3-yard run , handing the ball to a young fan wearing a Panthers jersey .---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '

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