Martin Erat had a goal and two assists, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots and the Nashville Predators broke out of a season-long scoring slump with three first-period goals on the way to a 6-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
Ryan Ellis, Rich Clune and Nick Spaling scored in the opening period for Nashville, which won its third in a row. The Predators entered with an NHL-low 12 regulation goals in their first eight games.
St. Louis lost its second straight after winning four in a row from Jan 24-31.
Nashville completed a 4-2-1 road trip, tying the longest in franchise history. St. Louis beat the Predators 3-0 on Jan. 24, the second leg of the trip.
Rinne improved to 3-2-3 this season. Colin Wilson had three assists for the Predators.
Six players scored for Nashville - five in the first 30:09.
Alex Pietrangelo scored his second goal of the season for the Blues, who had won six of their first eight games.
Nashville scored three times on its first eight shots against Br...