Bryan Allen scored for Carolina (1-4-1), breaking a scoreless tie at 3:38 of the third period. He took a wrist shot from above the left circle that beat Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to his glove side.
The Predators (7-1) tied the game at 1-1 at the 7:41 mark when Patric Hornqvist connected on the power play. He deposited a rebound from close range in front of the crease to beat Carolina goaltender Brian Boucher.
It was the fourth straight game that the Predators have scored on the power play.
Blake Geoffrion returned to the ice for the Predators and recorded an assist. He had been sidelined since cutting his right wrist in a preseason game against the Florida Panthers Sept. 19.
The Predators played the final 1:33 of regulation on the power play but failed to score.
|Bryan Allen (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brandon Sutter (1), Patrick Dwyer (1)|
1 - 0 CAR
|PPG - Patric Hornqvist (1) Snap shot - ASST: Blake Geoffrion (1), Ryan Ellis (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Craig Smith (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Wilson (1)|
2 - 1 NSH
|Blake Geoffrion Delaying Game - Puck over glass - 2 min|
|Jerred Smithson Boarding - 2 min against Ryan Murphy|
|Patrick Dwyer Hooking - 2 min against Matt Halischuk|
|Jeff Skinner Tripping - 2 min against Teemu Laakso|
|Drayson Bowman Hooking - 2 min against Gabriel Bourque|
|Blake Geoffrion Cross checking - 2 min against Eric Staal|
|Jiri Tlusty Hi stick - double minor - 4 min against Colin Wilson|
|Jamie McBain Slashing - 2 min against Jordin Tootoo|
|Martin Erat Interference - 2 min against Brandon Sutter|
|Jeff Skinner Tripping - 2 min against Jordin Tootoo|