Oilers seem to right ship with dominant win over Predators

Oilers forward Sam Gagner (89) celebrates his goal with Taylor Hall (4), David Perron (57) and...

Oilers forward Sam Gagner (89) celebrates his goal with Taylor Hall (4), David Perron (57) and Martin Marincin (85) during first period action against the Predators in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

EDMONTON - What do a laundry list of Oilers slumps and the Nashville Predators faint playoff hopes have in common?

They’re over.

The Oilers put an end to all that had been ailing them Tuesday, and threw in Nashville’s season for good measure, pumping the Predators 5-1 at Rexall Place.

All of the things that had been going wrong for Edmonton decided to go right.

An Oilers team that had lost 20 of its last 22 games when returning home from a road trip of two or more games, posting

The power play that was 3-for-40 scored twice with the man advantage.

Ryan Nugent Hopkins broke a 15-game scoring drought.

Jordan Eberle, who had two goals in his previous 13 games, scored two in 1:17.

And the team with the worst home record in the NHL posted one of its most convincing victories of the season.

The resurgent Oilers, who jumped out to a 3-0 in the second period and then piled on in the third, are now 10-4-3 in their last 17 games with the win.


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