Eberle with two goals and an assist as Oilers down Predators 5-1
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Mar 19, 2014
EDMONTON - Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers continued to put crimps in other teams' playoff plans, coming away with a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. The game started on a rough note just 48 seconds in as Predators defenceman Ryan Ellis pasted Eberle into the boards on a cross-check from behind, igniting a scrum. The Predators came close with five minutes remaining in the first period as they took a bit of a surprise shot on Oilers goalie Viktor Fasth that he got a piece of with his glove before looking like an offensive lineman and preventing Patric Hornqvist from getting to the rebound in the crease. Edmonton broke the scoreless deadlock with 35 seconds left in the opening frame as the rebound from a Martin Marincin point shot came to Gagner in the blue paint and he hooked a backhand shot past Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. You aren't afraid to make that little play that could turn into a big offensive chance when you know that you have guys like Viktor and Ben back there.