Slumping Oilers try to snap skid

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Edmonton (4-3-1) at Nashville (4-4-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers hope to

snap a four-game losing streak when they visit the Nashville

Predators on Thursday.

Edmonton won its first four games to begin the season but have

struggled for offense during its skid.

The Oilers were blanked, 1-0, in overtime by the Boston Bruins

on Monday and have scored a total of just four goals during

their slide.

Snapping their skid may be difficult against the Predators, who

have defeated the Oilers eight straight times. Nashville

outscored Edmonton, 19-8, in four meetings last season.

The Predators, who have won three of their four home games thus

far, are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington

Capitals on Tuesday.

J.P. Dumont leads Nashville with 10 assists and 12 points.

Dumont, who is in the midst of a five-game points streak, had

three assists in Tuesday's setback.

Edmonton's longest losing streak last season was six games, with

two of those setbacks coming beyond regulation.

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