A winning streak after a slow start can do wonders for a team’s confidence. Ending a long skid against a certain opponent should do more.On Saturday night at Rogers Place Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey , the Edmonton Oilers go for their first win over the Nashville Predators in more than 4 1/2 years.Since recording a 5-1 victory on March 18, 2014, in Edmonton, the Oilers have gone 0-10-2 versus Nashville. That includes two shutouts among five straight regulation losses.Article continues below ...Edmonton (3-2-0), which is looking for its fourth consecutive win, has yet to hold a lead after one period in any game this season. The club can thank Cam Talbot for the recent surge as he enjoys a resurgence.After a career-best 42 wins and 2.39 goals-against average two seasons ago, Talbot slumped to 31 victories and his GAA rose to 3.02 last season. He credits staying confident early for his recent success as he’s stopped 79 of 86 shots while winning three straight starts.“I’m just going out there and trying to give us a chance,” Talbot said Friday. “I know that if I can get us through that first 10-15 minutes, we seem to take over the game after that point.”Having Connor McDavid on the ice also gives the Oilers a huge confidence boost. He collected two assists, one coming on Leon Draisaitl’s game-winner 37 seconds into overtime, as Edmonton opened its home schedule Thursday night with its third straight win http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-henrik-sedin-jersey , 3-2 over the Boston Bruins.McDavid, the reigning two-time scoring champion, has four goals and seven assists through five games. He also scored goals in each of the Oilers’ last two matchups with the Preds.Still, coach Todd McLellan praised Talbot, who stopped all 12 shots in the opening 20 minutes and finished with 27 saves against the Bruins.“Talbs was essential in the first period,” McLellan told the team’s official website on Thursday. “We were flat, we were frozen. Once we got going and once we got skating and supporting puck movement, we were a lot better.“Without Cam’s performance in the first period, we don’t get a chance to come back.”But Talbot hasn’t beaten the Predators since joining Edmonton as a free agent in 2015 despite solid statistics. In seven starts, the 31-year-old is 0-6-1 with a 2.89 GAA.Nashville (6-1-0) opened its road trip through Alberta with a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. The Preds’ lone loss of the season came in their home opener on Oct. 9 against the FlamesPekka Rinne stopped 15 of 18 shots Friday before being lifted early in the third period after colliding with winger Kevin Fiala. According to the team’s official website, Predators coach Peter Laviolette did not have an update on Rinne after the game.Juuse Saros made nine saves the rest of the way to get the win Jacob Markstrom Jersey , and will likely start with games on back-to-back nights as well as to give the 35-year-old Vezina Trophy winner some extended rest.“Just because we have the backup in doesn’t mean we can’t win,” defenseman Yannick Weber told the team’s official website on Thursday. “Juuse gives us a chance to win every game he plays. We’ve seen it already this year, too, and we have a lot of confidence in him.”Saros, a 23-year-old Finn who defeated the New York Islanders twice in his only two appearances of the season before Friday, has stopped 55 of 60 shots.He also made a career-high 46 saves in a 4-0 win over the Oilers on Dec. 14, 2017, in Edmonton.Rinne is 20-6-1 with a 2.31 GAA and four shutouts in 29 career starts against the Oilers.With a goal and assist Friday, Nashville’s Filip Forsberg has four goals and two assists in a four-game streak. Two of the three career goals the winger has scored at Rogers Place have come on the power play. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even on a night when they didn’t play their best, the St. Louis Blues still found a way to pick up a win.Robert Thomas and Alex Pietrangelo scored 12 seconds apart late in the third period as Blues rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.“It was a pretty good comeback Markus Granlund Jersey ,” Pietrangelo said. “It wasn’t our best game. I don’t think anyone here would say that it was our best game, but we found a way to win and we gotta keep building here.”The Blue have won 14 of their last 18 and remain one of the NHL’s best teams since the calendar flipped to 2019. They are tied with Carolina and Tampa Bay for most wins (20) since Jan. 1 and are 12-4-2 on the road in that stretch.Thomas got his second goal of the game with 1:04 left on a deflection off the boards and Pietrangelo rifled a shot through traffic for the game-winner with 52 seconds remaining for his 12th goal of the season. It was Pietrangelo’s 22nd game-winning goal, which ties him with Al MacInnis for most by a defenseman in franchise history.“You could tell by how excited we were on the bench and to get that comeback at the end. That was a big win for us,” Thomas said.Pietrangelo, Brayden Schenn and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist for St. Louis.Vladimir Tarasenko and Colton Parayko each had two assists and Jordan Binnington stopped 23 shots.“We were aggressive. I like that. We talk about shot attempts all the time,” St. Louis interim coach Craig Berube said.Jaycob Megna had a goal and an assist for Anaheim while Nick Ritchie, Rickard Rakell and Adam Henrique also scored. Rookie Troy Terry had three assists and John Gibson made 28 saves.“Couple lucky bounces, really. Off the end wall and off the skate,” Anaheim assistant coach Marty Wilford said. “They played extremely hard and had a chance to win playing a team sitting here waiting for us. We threw everything at them. Just some unlucky bounces that were out of our control.”Anaheim trailed 3-1 midway through the second but then scored three straight goals. Henrique got his 14th at 5:07 of the third when Binnington had a hard time keeping Megna’s wrist shot in his glove. The puck bobbled out of Binnington’s glove and Henrique pounced on the rebound to give the Ducks a 4-3 advantage.Ritchie opened the scoring when he took a pass from Terry behind the net, skated out and beat Binnington on his stick side at 5:28 of the first for this ninth of the season and first since Feb. 9.St. Louis then took the lead with a pair of power-play goals. Schenn was in front of the net and redirected Tarasenko’s pass at 8:03 for his 12th. Seven minutes later, O’Reilly put a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle past a screened Gibson for his 25th.The Blues took a 3-1 lead at 13:53 of the second when Thomas buried a wrist shot through traffic late in the power play for his sixth.The Ducks rallied to tie it with two goals 2:12 apart. Rakell put in a one-timer from the left faceoff circle off Troy Terry’s pass on the power play with 4:21 left. The Ducks then tied it with 2:09 remaining in the period when Megna’s wrist shot from the point went through traffic for his first NHL goal.NOTES: The Ducks allowed three power-play goals for the second time this season Michael Del Zotto Jersey , and the 15th time since 2009-10. It is the first time since Nov. 25, 2017, St. Louis has scored three power-play goals. … Anaheim’s Cam Fowler had an assist and tied Scott Niedermayer for the franchise lead for points by a defenseman with 264. Fowler also played in his 606th game for the Ducks, which tied Paul Kariya for fifth in franchise history. … Terry is the first Anaheim rookie to record three assists in a game since Fowler on Jan. 7, 2011 vs. Columbus. … Anaheim RW Jakob Silfverberg got an assist and has a point in three straight games…. O’Reilly has a team-leading 65 points, which is a new career high surpassing the 64 he had in 2013-14 with Colorado.… Tarasenko has 201 career assists. … C Jaden Schwartz picked up an assist to reach 300 career pointsUP NEXTBlues: Continue their three-game California swing Thursday night at Los Angeles.Ducks: Host Montreal on Friday night to continue their four-game homestand.