A strong start to their homestand has the Nashville Predators just outside the Western Conference playoff picture.
The Edmonton Oilers need a solid trip to avoid falling even further back in that crowded race.
Tied with San Jose and Columbus with 32 points - one back of eighth-place Dallas - Nashville (13-13-6) will try to win its third in a row on a four-game homestand that ends Thursday versus Phoenix.
The Predators have scored 10 times - their most in a two-game stretch this season - since returning from a 1-4-0 trip. Six of Nashville's goals on the homestand have come in the opening 20 minutes after it netted four in the first 10:15 of Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
The Predators had one total goal in the first period in their previous four games, which included a 3-2 defeat at Edmonton (11-12-7) on March 17.
"We haven't quit - we've found ways to score goals," said center Mike Fisher, who has five of his nine goals this season and t...