More than a week ago, Predators forward Sergei Kostitsyn hit rock bottom.

Against the Oilers, his bad shift change led to a score for Edmonton in a symbolic loss on a bad road trip. He sat out a game to pay his penance amid questions of his overall effort.

On Monday, Kostitsyn atoned for his mistake with a strong game in a 3-2 victory against that same Oilers team at Bridgestone Arena.

“That was against Edmonton? I don’t remember that. That was a long time ago, so I don’t know,” Kostitsyn joked. “I didn’t change anything, maybe trying to play harder and like I said before, the whole team is playing well, so every line is playing very well the last couple of games.”

The Predators (14-13-6) picked up their third straight victory and continued their playoff push with 34 points. Nashville has outscored opponents 13-7 in its past three contests and has scored three or more goals in its past four.

Meanwhile, the points for Kostitsyn were his first since the Edmonton incident.

“He’s working hard,” Predators forward Martin Erat said. “He’s doing a lot of good, hard work for our line, and that’s what we need. He’s doing what he has to do, and he got rewarded today.”

Kostitsyn tied the scored at 1 midway through the first period, taking a feed from center Mike Fisher and burying it past Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Kostitsyn also set up defenseman Kevin Klein 4:31 into the second period for a goal on an unguarded net.