The Predators figured out a pretty easy to way to ease their scoring woes. Just come home.

After a road trip that saw Nashville score three goals in two games the Predators equaled that total with a first period barrage in a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in front of a standing room crowd of 17196 at Bridgestone Arena.

The victory for Nashville (1-2-0) was the Predators’ first of the 2013-14 season and first since April 23 against Calgary last season. Nashville has four more home games before a three-game road trip in the middle of the month.

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 32 saves in the win over the Wild who appears to be a budding rival for the Predators.

Former Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter again was booed lustily by the crowd every time he was on the ice. Suter was drafted by the Predators in the first round of the 2003 draft and left via free agency in the summer of 2012. It was the second time Suter played his former team. Minnesota is also owned by former Predators owner Craig Leipold.

The Predators poured on their offensive advantage with an Eric Nystrom penalty-shot goal with 8:46 left in the first period. Nystrom went high on Minnesota’s Josh Harding who replaced Niklas Backstrom after the latter was plowed into by Nystrom. It put the score 3-1 in favor of the Predators.

Nashville took the lead on a five-on-three power play off penalties by Mikko Koivu and Kyle Brodziak.