The goals came back and so did the Predators.

Nashville rallied from a one-goal deficit as Ryan Ellis scored early in the third period for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday nigh tin front of 17113 at Bridgestone Arena.

Ellis beat Evgeni Nabokov low to the pad side on a slap shot for his first goal of the season giving Nashville a 3-2 lead early in the third period.

“It was just a great play on the wall by (Matt) Cullen who chipped it up and got it to me” Ellis said. “I think it was two-on-two at the time and it’s tough to beat any (defenseman) in the league so I just put it on net and it went in. It was definitely a big two points for our team.”

Nashville (2-3-0) had gone scoreless for six straight periods before rookie Seth Jones scored his first NHL goal early in the second period.

Jones scored on a power play giving the Predators a 1-0 lead.

The 19-year-old defenseman beat Nabokov on a slap shot from the left faceoff circle. David Legwand and Shea Weber assisted on the goal.