Draisaitl scores twice, Oilers end Predators winning streak at four


EDMONTONLeon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist for the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-2 win against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Place on Wednesday. 

Connor McDavid had two assists to extend his season-opening point streak to nine games (seven goals, 12 assists). Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two assists and Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves for Edmonton (8-1-0), which has won three in a row. 

Matt Duchene and Ryan Johansen scored for Nashville (5-5-0), which lost for the first time in five games. The Predators were playing the second game of a back-to-back. Nashville defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 in overtime Tuesday. 

Roman Josi had two assists and Connor Ingram made 25 saves in his second NHL start.  

Draisaitl scored on the power play at 6:43 of the first period to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead, one timing in a pass from Nugent-Hopkins at the right face-off circle. 

Duchene tied it 11 seconds later, electing to shoot on a two-on-one rush. 

Kailer Yamamoto made it 2-1 at 1:27 of the second period, getting to a loose puck at the side of the net. 

Draisaitl scored at 3:41 of the third to make it 3-1. He took a drop pass from McDavid and snapped in a shot from the high slot. 

Devin Shore made it 4-1 at 4:59, one-timing a pass from Warren Foegele.  

Johansen scored on the power play at 15:59 to make it 4-2 and Jesse Puljujarvi scored into an empty net with Ingram pulled for an extra skater at 16:50 for the 5-2 final. 

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