3 points for Leon Draisaitl as Edmonton Oilers top Nashville Predators

Leon Draisaitl scored twice as the Edmonton Oilers knocked off the Nashville Predators 4-2 Tuesday night at Rogers Place.

The Oilers are 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

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Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins snapped home a wrist-shot right off a faceoff win by Draisaitl to give the Oilers the lead.

The Predators’ Filip Forserg tied it with a lacrosse-style goal. He scooped the puck onto the blade of his stick while circling behind the net, then tossed the puck in off goaltender Mike Smith’s left side.

Nashville’s Colin Blackwell finished a give-and-go with Nick Bonino exactly five minutes later.

Draisaitl chipped in a rebound from the side of the net to tie it on the power play with 17.6 seconds left in the first.

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The Oilers’ Josh Archibald scored the only goal of the second period, converting a cross-ice pass from Connor McDavid for his fifth goal of the season.

The two goalies exchanged great saves late in the third. Smith stopped a Ryan Johansen shot from the slot with 2:58 to go. Thirty seconds later, Nashville’s Pekka Rinne denied McDavid who had walked in front from the left-wing.

The Predators took a too many men penalty when they got crossed up pulling Rinne in the final two minutes. Draisaitl sealed the game with an empty-netter.

Smith made 30 saves to win his fourth-straight start. McDavid had three assists.

The Oilers (25-18-5) will host Arizona Saturday afternoon.

Edmonton Oilers look to return to winning ways in 2020

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