Practice might not make perfect, but practicing the right things at the right time sure can make a difference.

The primary focus of the Predators’ pregame skate on Tuesday morning was the power play, and with two goals coming with the man-advantage in Nashville’s 4-2 win over Calgary later in the evening at Bridgestone Arena, it is safe to say that the extra work paid off.

“We just wanted to change things up a little bit from a regular morning skate,” Predators coach Barry Trotz said. “We have a pretty set routine, but we wanted to change the routine a little bit because we haven’t had a lot of power plays in the last little while.”

After scoring just one goal in their past two games and battling the fatigue that comes with playing their fifth game in eight days, the Predators found some offensive firepower with three goals in the third period on the final night of a five-game homestand.

The win salvaged what could have been a disastrous stretch at Bridgestone Arena, giving the Predators a 2-2-1 record.

After putting 25 shots on net through the first two periods, the Predators began the third tied 1-1 and having trouble shaking the feeling that their best opportunities had passed them by.