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Eberle scores 2 goals, adds assist as Oilers top Predators 5-1

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) looks on as Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93), Jordan Eberle (14), Ryan Jones (28) and Philip Larsen (36) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) looks on as Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93), Jordan Eberle (14), Ryan Jones (28) and Philip Larsen (36) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' Patric Hornqvist (27) crashes into Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth (35) as Fasth makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Nashville Predators' Patric Hornqvist (27) crashes into Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth (35) as Fasth makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators' Patrick Eaves (17) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Nashville Predators' Patrick Eaves (17) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers cruised past the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers, who have won two in a row and are 10-4-3 in their past 17 games.

Gabriel Bourque scored the lone goal for the Predators, who have lost two in a row and are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. They are nine points out of the last postseason berth in the Western Conference with just 13 games remaining on the schedule.