Ryan Jones had a goal and two assists as the Nashville Predators won their second game in as many nights, beating the struggling Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Tuesday.
Shea Weber, Marcel Goc, Patric Hornqvist and J.P. Dumont also scored for the Predators (28-16-3), who have won six of their last eight.
J.F. Jacques, Ryan Potulny and Dustin Penner replied for the Oilers (16-24-5) losers of five straight and 12 of their last 13. Edmonton now sits just two points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes for last place in the NHL.
It didn't take Nashville long to stake itself to a 2-0 lead with goals just 28 seconds apart five minutes into the game.
After Edmonton netminder Jeff Deslauriers made a big stop in tight, the puck came back to Weber at the point and he blasted a shot glove-side for his ninth of the year. Goc then fished a puck away from Tom Gilbert in front and beat Deslauriers with a quick backhand to make it 2-0.
Edmonton had a good chance to cut into the lead with five minutes remaining in the first when Ryan Stone had Pekka Rinne beat, but he slid what would have been his first NHL goal just wide.
Nashville made it 3-0 with less than a minute to play in the period. A Jones shot went wide but was picked up behind the net and hooked in by Dumont as Deslauriers got tripped up in his own skates and couldn't get over.
The Predators went ahead 4-0 seven minutes into the second when Hornqvist took a feed from Goc from behind the net and beat Deslauriers for his 18th of the season. Devan Dubnyk replaced Deslauriers after the fourth Predators goal on 14 shots.
The Oilers finally snapped Rinne's shutout bid on their 34th shot of the game, seven minutes into the third period as Jacques' wrist shot snuck through his pads to make it 4-1.
Potulny made it 4-2 with five minutes left on the game's first power play off a nice feed from Patrick O'Sullivan through the crease.
The Predators put the game away for good with three minutes to play on a power-play goal of their own from Jones.
Penner rounded out the scoring with another power-play goal with just 21 seconds left for the Oilers.
Edmonton closes out a four-game homestand on Thursday against Pittsburgh while the Predators, who beat Vancouver 3-2 on Monday night, finish a three-game trip in Calgary on Friday.
Notes: It was the Oilers first game since a four-day mini-camp the team held to try and work itself out of its recent funk. The Oilers had originally planned on taking a golf trip to Palm Springs. ... It was the third meeting between the two teams this season with each team winning a game in the other club's building. ... The Oilers were without forward Gilbert Brule (flu). ... Edmonton had defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky back in the lineup after missing three games with an ankle injury. ... Nashville captain Jason Arnott missed his third straight game with an upper-body injury. Forwards Jordin Tootoo (broken foot) and Jerred Smithson (broken hand) are on the injured reserve. ... Coming into the game, Nashville was 17-3-1 when scoring first, good for third in the NHL, and 27-5-3 when scoring more than one goal. ... The game's first penalty wasn't called until 13:02 of the third period.Report Typo/Error