But goalie Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Predators held it together and outlasted the slumping Minnesota Wild in a 2-1 shootout victory on Wednesday night.
Count Rinne among those who like what they've seen from newcomers Jonathon Blum, Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis.
"They are playing their games and playing to their strengths," Rinne said. "They are not trying to not make mistakes. That's the biggest thing for them."