After two losses at home, the Nashville Predators are looking forward to hitting the road again.
Awaiting them is a young team that is starting to show some promise.
The Predators will try to open 3-0 on the road for the second straight season when they take on the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
Nashville (2-1-1) opened with wins at Columbus and St. Louis, then returned home and fell 5-2 to Phoenix on Thursday and 3-2 in a shootout to New Jersey on Saturday.
The Predators will try to regroup on this trip through Edmonton (1-1-1), Vancouver and Calgary.
"It galvanizes us sometimes if you have a good trip," coach Barry Trotz said. "You're out there in Canada, I think, you know, you're sort of the center of attention when you're coming to town."
The Predators are unlikely to take the Oilers lightly even though Edmonton has posted back-to-back league-worst 62-point seasons. The Oilers and Predators split four games last season.