Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist, Leon Draisaitl had three assists and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Thursday night.

Kyle Brodziak, Zack Kassian and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for Edmonton, which ended a two-game skid.

David Savard had the only goal for the Blue Jackets, who have lost three in a row.

Edmonton Oilers' Kyle Brodziak (28) and Joseph Gambardella (45) celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Edmonton Oilers’ Kyle Brodziak (28) and Joseph Gambardella (45) celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Columbus’ loss coupled with Montreal’s 4-0 shutout of the New York Islanders earlier in the night put the Canadiens into the Eastern Conference’s second wild-card spot, one point ahead of the Blue Jackets.

There was no scoring in a rather sedate first period with Columbus putting four shots on Edmonton’s Mikko Koskinen and the Oilers only getting two shots on Jackets starter Joonas Korpisalo.

Savard finally broke the deadlock for Columbus with 8:25 remaining in the second when he deflected Markus Nutivaara’s shot past Koskinen.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene (95) checks Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Matt Duchene (95) checks Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl (29) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Edmonton responded less than two minutes later when Brodziak picked the corner after a setup pass from Joseph Gambardella, who picked up his first NHL point.

McDavid set up Kassian 45 seconds into the third period to give Edmonton its first lead. Kassian tied a career high with his 14th goal of the season.

Edmonton made it 3-1 when McDavid’s shot went off the post and then bounced off of Korpisalo’s back and in for his 37th of the season, putting him one point back of single-season career-high points total of 108.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin (9) and Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Artemi Panarin (9) and Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl (29) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nugent-Hopkins put the game away with a late power-play goal on the only man-advantage either team had on the night.

NOTES: It was the second and final meeting between the teams this season, with Edmonton winning the previous matchup 4-0 on March 2. … Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was out due to an undisclosed injury. Keith Kinkaid dressed as the backup.

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Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene (95) and Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) look for the rebound after goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) made a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets’ Matt Duchene (95) and Edmonton Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) look for the rebound after goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) made a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jackets: at Vancouver on Sunday.

Oilers: host Ottawa on Saturday.

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Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian (44) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate a goal as Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian (44) skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

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