The Edmonton Oilers' veterans showed they can be just as dangerous as the young guys.
Ryan Smyth scored the winning goal and added an assist as the Oilers rallied with three goals in the third period to beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Monday night.
With the spotlight on young Oilers sensations Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle, Edmonton coach Tom Renney said it is vital for the team's older players to pick up their games and set an example.
''They led us, no question,'' he said. ''That gives the kids a chance to go out there and play the exuberant game they do. The veteran players really have to step up and play games like this.''
Hall and Ryan Jones also scored and captain Shawn Horcoff had three assists for the Oilers, who are 2-1-1 after finishing last in the NHL for two straight seasons.
Smyth credited Horcoff for being the catalyst in this comeback.
''He's a true leader,'' Smyth said. '...