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EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers seem to have solved their problems in net and have been getting some positive results because of it. Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals and an assist and Viktor Fasth made 28 saves as the Oilers continued to put crimps in other teams playoff plans, coming away with a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall also scored for the Oilers (25-36-9), who have won two in a row and gone 10-4-3 in their past 17 games, and at least temporarily moved past Florida into third-last in the NHL. Much of the progress the Oilers have made of late has been since trading Devan Dubnyk and Ilya Bryzgalov away and bringing in Fasth and Ben Scrivens. "There are no soft goals with them," Hall said. "Im sure everyone around the room will tell you. You just play with more confidence. You arent 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. It is a huge boost going into games knowing that we are going to give up chances, but we have good goalies in net." Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins said his new goaltending tandem has made an immediate impact. "Its been perfect," he said. "The great thing is I think they have become friends right away and are helping and supporting each other, which is so important. There is competition going on at the same time. The better the one plays spurs on the other and they are just going to keep pulling each other to the top. Our goaltending has just been fabulous." Gabriel Bourque replied for the Predators (29-30-10) who have lost two in a row and are in serious jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the second year in a row as they are nine points out of the last post-season berth in the West with just 13 games remaining on the schedule. "It wasnt a good effort, we didnt do too many good things out there, we turned the puck over," said Nashville assistant captain Mike Fisher. "We didnt do too many good things defensively and they buried them when they got chances. They played pretty well." Predators head coach Barry Trotz said it was not the kind of effort his team can afford to have right now. "I just thought that we didnt have enough urgency from enough guys and we need guys to step up," he said. "I thought our best players were some of our young guys. We have to give our goalie some run support, we have to be better defensively than that and our special teams have to be at least even every night." Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne allowed five goals on 26 shots and was pulled midway through the third period. "It was obviously not the best game for myself," he said. "Im disappointed for sure. Its the way it goes I guess once in a while, but its not acceptable. Its a little bit embarrassing too, but its over with now." 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. It was just Gagners eighth goal of the season. The Preds came close to tying the game four minutes into the second, but a Nick Spaling shot rang off the post. Edmonton made it a 2-0 game eight minutes into the second as Eberle made a long cross-ice pass through traffic on the power play to Nugent-Hopkins, who wrested a shot that went off the tip of Rinnes glove and in. It was the 16th goal of the season for Nugent-Hopkins, breaking a 15-game scoreless drought. The Oilers took a three-goal lead on a bit of an unusual play with five minutes left in the second period as Hall took a backhand golf swing of a shot that found the top corner and quickly exited the net. Play continued for 1:17 before the Oilers took a penalty and they were able to review the shot and determine it was a goal. "I thought I saw the net bulge," Hall said. "The ref was standing right there with a really good vantage point and I thought if it was in that he would have seen it. It was a weird shift keeping going after that when you think you have scored and you are just hoping for a whistle to blow to see if you have a goal or not." Nashville got on the board with 1:21 remaining in the second as Hornqvist took the puck behind the net before hooking it in front to Bourque, who sent a shot through traffic to beat Fasth. Edmonton made it 4-1 eight-and-a-half minutes into the third period with another power-play goal. Anton Lander picked up his first point of the season on a nice feed to Eberle at the side of the net as he lifted a backhand shot that ticked off of Rinne and in. Eberle scored his second goal of the game just 1:23 later, breaking into the Nashville zone with speed and scoring his 23rd of the season on a low backhand shot. "We have been trying to get some confidence in little things and tonight we started to bear down and found some ways to score, especially on the power play," Eberle said. "It definitely gives you some confidence and it was nice to get out of the hole there." Rinne was replaced by backup Carter Hutton for the remainder of the game. The Predators play the second match of their four-game road trip in Vancouver on Wednesday night. The Oilers welcome the Buffalo Sabres for the second game of their six-game homestand on Thursday. Notes: It was the third and final meeting of the season between Edmonton and Nashville. The Oilers also won the two previous games by a combined score of 8-1a Including the Nashville game, 10 of Edmontons final 13 games are at homea Edmonton goalie Viktor Fasth made his home debut in net for the Oilers after being acquired the day before the trade deadline from the Anaheim Ducksa Predators defenceman Roman Josi entered the game with four assists in his previous three games. ... Nashville had no reported injuries for the gamea Edmonton forward Jesse Joensuu (ankle) is likely out for the remainder of the season, as is defenceman Anton Belov (partially torn oblique)a Edmonton forward Nail Yakupov was a late scratch with an ankle problem after taking the pre-game skate. 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We wish we could continue playing because this is the type of weather I think a lot of guys like to play in.With the addition of the expansion Ottawa Redblacks to the league, the Blue Bombers returned to the West Division this year after eight seasons in the East. Winnipeg improved on their 3-15 campaign of 2013, but miss the playoffs for a third straight year.There is a week remaining in the CFLs regular season, but the Blue Bombers finish on a bye week. Led by Lirim Hajrullahus four field goals, the Blue Bombers scored 15 of their 18 points off turnovers Saturday.Winnipeg backup quarterback Robert Marve threw a touchdown pass to Clarence Denmark. Marve replaced starter Drew Willy, who completed just four of 10 passes for 22 yards in the first half. Marve was 6-for-12 in passing for 76 yards in relief.Rob Cote had a touchdown pass, Rene Paredes kicked a field goal and punter Rob Maver contributed a single for the Stampeders. Hajrullahu conceded a two-point safety with 11 seconds remaining in the game.Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was 13-for-22 in passing for 138 yards and a touchdown throw in the loss, which snapped his run of eight straight victories.Calgary (14-3) has known since beating the Blue Bombers 33-23 in Winnipeg on Oct. 18 that it will finish first in the West Division and host the division final Nov. 23.But with the loss, the Stampeders are no longer able to match the CFLs season record of 16 wins set by the Edmonton Eskimos in 1989.Calgary can still match the franchise record for victories in a season with 15 when it closes out the regular season Friday in Vancouver against the host B.C. Lions.The danger for the Stampeders is losing their top players to injury in these final three games of the regular season that have no impact on Calgarys position in the standings.So the sight of star running back Jon Cornish bouncing his head off the turf in the second quarter and staggering to his feet wwas alarming for Stampeder fans.ddddddddddddThe CFLs Most Outstanding Player in 2013 had passed the 1,000-yard rushing yards milestone for a third straight season with 105 when he was tackled by Winnipegs Bruce Johnson on a nine-yard run.Cornish needed assistance to get off the field, but walked unaided to the Stampeder clubhouse surrounded by medical staff. He did not return to the game.Whats worrisome for Calgary is Cornish missed six games in July and August with concussion symptoms after he was knocked out in the season-opener. He said the blow to his head Saturday wasnt as serious.My head contacted the ground on the right side and when you hit it on the side, thats when you get the balance issue, so when I was getting up, I didnt have much balance. Then immediately everybody freaks out, Cornish said.Go in, get checked out, no real issues, but as a precautionary measure, they took me out. Like I learned before with concussions, you cant say anything until youve gone a few days without symptoms.Cornish was playing in just his ninth game of the season Saturday after sitting out two other games with injuries, yet he leads the CFL in rushing with 1,082 yards.Stampeder receiver Maurice Price also appeared hurt when he was tackled on the final play of the game, but head coach John Hufnagel didnt have an update on Prices condition following the game. Saturday afternoons game in falling snow and a temperature of one degree was a taste, weather-wise, of what conditions could be for the division final at McMahon. As the turf became whiter and slicker, both offences struggled to move the ball.Winnipeg took the lead on Hajrullahus field goals from 10, 30 and 18 yards in the fourth quarter. The first two of the quarter were scored after Winnipeg recovered fumbles by Mitchell and Calgary receiver Anthony Parker.You cant win a football game with that many turnovers, especially the back-to-back ones we had in the fourth quarter when were trying to get back in the game, Hufnagel said. Penalties hurt us also. We had some nice gains which were nullified by penalties.Truthfully I was very glad the weather was like it was today so we would have the opportunity to play in adverse conditions because we know November 23rd will be a little frosty most likely.Notes: Stampeder defensive end Shawn Lemon set a new team record with his seventh forced fumble of the season . . . Calgary had won five in a row at McMahon before the loss, which was its second at home this season . . . 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