Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiuila each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against Nashville with a 5-3 victory Saturday.

Connor McDavid also scored and Mika Koskinen made 24 saves in his first start of the season and first for the Oilers. Edmonton was 0-11-2 in its previous 13 games against the Predators.

Edmonton Oilers defensemen Darnell Nurse (25) and Jason Garrison (13) fall to the ice with Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Edmonton Oilers defensemen Darnell Nurse (25) and Jason Garrison (13) fall to the ice with Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Filip Forsberg had a hat trick for Nashville, and Juuse Saros stopped 31 shots.

Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33), of Sweden, jumps out of the way of a shot as Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen, right, of Finland, blocks the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33), of Sweden, jumps out of the way of a shot as Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen, right, of Finland, blocks the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville cut it to 4-3 with 4:06 left on Forsberg’s final goal. He connected on a power play, with Saros off for an extra attacker. Caggiuila capped the scoring with an empty-netter.

The Oilers’ last two wins have come against the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winner (Nashville) and the defending Staley Cup champion (Washington). The Predators are 5-0-0 on the road, but only 3-3-0 at home.

Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19), of Sweden, and Edmonton Oilers right wing Kailer Yamamoto (56) chase the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19), of Sweden, and Edmonton Oilers right wing Kailer Yamamoto (56) chase the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Edmonton struck first when Caggiula batted home a rebound at 11:41 of the first period. Edmonton made it 2-0 when Draisaitl scored a tic-tac-toe goal on passes from Milan Lucic and McDavid on a power play at 4:14 of the second.

Edmonton Oilers right wing Alex Chiasson (39) jumps over Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Edmonton Oilers right wing Alex Chiasson (39) jumps over Nashville Predators right wing Ryan Hartman (38) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Shortly after that, Nashville prevented the Oilers from adding to the lead by killing a four-minute penalty when Ryan Johansen was called for high-sticking.

Edmonton Oilers left wing Drake Caggiula celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Edmonton Oilers left wing Drake Caggiula celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Forsberg made it 2-1 on a power play late in the second. Seven seconds later, McDavid broke loose on a breakaway off the faceoff for his team-best seventh goal. Draisaitl scored at 4:19 of the third, and Forsberg answered 24 seconds later.

NOTES: Edmonton D Matt Benning (upper body) and RW Zack Kassian (neck) returned to the lineup after missing games. … Nashville got was 22-8 in the first 30 minutes. … The Predators will play their third and final game against the Oilers in Nashville on Feb. 25.

Edmonton Oilers left wing Drake Caggiula (91) scores a goal as Nashville Predators' Kyle Turris (8) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Edmonton Oilers left wing Drake Caggiula (91) scores a goal as Nashville Predators’ Kyle Turris (8) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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Edmonton Oilers left wing Drake Caggiula celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Edmonton Oilers left wing Drake Caggiula celebrates after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Oilers: At Chicago on Sunday night.

Predators: Host Vegas on Tuesday night.

Source: The Associated Press

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