Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl (29) skates out of the crowd after scoring his third goal of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl (29) skates out of the crowd after scoring his third goal of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Thursday in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by The Associated Press)

Draisaitl, Smith power Edmonton over Predators 4-0

Oilers 4 Predators 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Leon Draisaitl had three goals and Mike Smith made 30 saves, leading the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Draisaitl’s hat trick gave him 54 goals this season, four behind NHL-leading Auston Matthews (58) of Toronto.

Darnell Nurse also scored and Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each had two assists for Edmonton, which snapped a two-game losing streak. The Oilers swept the three-game season series with Nashville and have beaten the Predators six straight games.

The shutout was Smith’s first of the season and the 43rd of his career. His finest save came 24 seconds into the third period when he made a glove save of Matt Duchene’s shot from close range on the right side.

Juuse Saros made 28 saves for Nashville, which has lost three of four. The Predators entered Thursday in the Western Conference’s top wild-card spot by one point.

Draisaitl opened the scoring at 8:56 of the first period.

With Edmonton on a power play, McDavid sent a pass from the left circle to Nugent-Hopkins in the slot. He made a quick touch pass to Draisaitl in the right circle, and he beat Saros with a one-timer.

Draisaitl struck again at 12:36 of the second.

Zach Hyman drove down the right side and, from below the goal line, sent a pass to Draisaitl in the slot. He beat Saros with a wrist shot through traffic on the stick side.

Nurse scored a short-handed goal at 15:29 to make it 3-0, connecting from the slot off of a feed from Evander Kane.

Draisaitl capped off his second hat trick of the season and the sixth of his career at 11:09 of the third, again on the power play. It was his 23rd power-play goal of the season.

Colton Sissons appeared to break Smith’s shutout bid early in the third, but Edmonton challenged the call of a goal on the ice and video review determined that the play was offside.