The Predators hope to remain perfect this season when they host the St. Louis Blues.
At 5-0-0, Nashville is the lone unbeaten team in the Western Conference, joining Ottawa (5-0-0) as the only other team yet to lose.
“I still don’t think we’re played our best game,” Johnson said. “I still feel like we can improve. But we’re getting a little better every game.”
Nashville trailed in each of its first four wins and was forced into shootouts twice.
“They’ve got a lot of youth and energy in their lineup,” Blues coach Mike Kitchen said. “They’ve added some veterans in Kariya and Perreault which beefs up their offense. They’re a pretty solid team.”
Kariya had at least one point in each contest during a three-game road trip that concluded with a 4-1 victory at St. Louis last Saturday.
The combination of Kariya and Steve Sullivan is proving to be one of the best 1-2 punches in the NHL. The duo has combined for six goals and 17 points this season.
Nashville’s Tomas Vokoun has won his first four starts this season and improved to 5-10-3 in his career against St. Louis with Saturday’s victory.
St. Louis completed a 2-3 homestand with a 3-2 victory over Anaheim on Wednesday. Defenseman Eric Brewer scored with 57 seconds left in the third period to snap a tie and Patrick Lalime turned away 28 shots.
“I was just trying to get it on net and see what happened,” Brewer said.
“I said before that I felt I could score 15 to 20 goals,” McAmmond said. “But with scoring up the way it is, that might not be enough. I probably need to score 20, 25 to really help.”
This is the Blues’ first road game since a 5-1 loss at Detroit in the season opener on Oct. 5.