Jeff Carter's return to the Kings' lineup was hardly overlooked. How could it be, considering he scored the game-winning goal in the third period against Toronto?
"That was an easy one," Carter said, giving credit to linemate Marian Gaborik's clever pass.
Still, there were other competing story lines vying for attention Thursday night. You can assume that the unassuming Carter didn't mind being under the radar a bit, on a night when newcomers, center Vinny Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn, made their debuts with the Kings one day after being traded from Philadelphia.
Carter sat out five games and most of another because of an undisclosed upper-body injury....