There have been times during the past week when the Predators haven’t looked much like a playoff team — suffering a lopsided loss at home to Phoenix on Thursday and then getting shut out by a struggling Colorado squad on Saturday.

But give the Predators credit for battling back the past two nights to keep their postseason hopes alive.

One night after a two-goal, third-period rally against Chicago produced a point in an overtime loss, the Predators again came from behind in the third. They scored three times in the final 12 minutes Tuesday to earn a 3-1 victory in front of 16,211 at Bridgestone Arena.

The Predators snapped a three-game losing streak and moved into a tie with St. Louis for eighth place in the Western Conference standings. The Blues have played three fewer games than Nashville.

“This was a huge game for us,” Predators forward Patric Hornqvist said. “If we lost tonight, it would have been tough to make the playoffs. And now with a win, everybody is happy and we are going forward with that.”