Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo finished with a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Ivan Barbashev, Zach Sanford and Robby Fabbri also scored for the Blues, who posted their highest goal total in 11 games. Robert Thomas had a pair of assists, and Jake Allen made 26 saves as interim head coach Craig Berube earned his first win since taking over after Mike Yeo was fired on Monday night.

Nashville Predators' Nick Bonino (13) celebrates after scoring as teammate Craig Smith, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Nashville Predators’ Nick Bonino (13) celebrates after scoring as teammate Craig Smith, right, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Nick Bonino and Ryan Hartman scored for the Predators, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Juuse Saros was pulled in favor of Pekka Rinne after giving up five goals on 15 shots.

St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri (15) is unable to score past Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Robby Fabbri (15) is unable to score past Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Blues scored the first two goals of the game and never trailed, splitting a home-and-home with the Predators after losing at Nashville on Wednesday. It was the most goals the Predators have allowed this season.

Barbashev finished on a give-and-go with Jordan Schmaltz that resulted from a Miikka Salomaki turnover, giving the Blues a 1-0 lead midway through the first period. It was the first time in six games that St. Louis got the opening goal, a streak that dated to Nov. 10.

St. Louis Blues' David Perron (57) reaches for the puck as Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis (4) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ David Perron (57) reaches for the puck as Nashville Predators’ Ryan Ellis (4) defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

O’Reilly made it 2-0 Blues with 6:51 left in the first, marking St. Louis’ first multi-goal game in their last five contests.

St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly (90) controls the puck as Nashville Predators' Yannick Weber (7), of Switzerland, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Ryan O’Reilly (90) controls the puck as Nashville Predators’ Yannick Weber (7), of Switzerland, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bonino’s power-play goal for the Predators cut the deficit to 2-1 with 5:48 left in the first. It was Nashville’s first shot on goal.

St. Louis Blues interim coach Craig Berube stands behind the bench during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues interim coach Craig Berube stands behind the bench during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Schenn answered 67 seconds later on a breakaway to make it 3-1 Blues.

Sanford gave the Blues a 4-1 lead 46 seconds into the second off a feed from O’Reilly. It was Sanford’s first goal in 11 games, dating to Oct. 27.

St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) passes around Nashville Predators' Kevin Fiala (22), of Switzerland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Alex Pietrangelo (27) passes around Nashville Predators’ Kevin Fiala (22), of Switzerland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Fabbri made it 5-1 Blues with 8:07 left in the second. Fabbri’s first goal in eight games chased Saros.

St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn, bottom, scores past Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Brayden Schenn, bottom, scores past Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NOTES: Predators G Pekka Rinne won his 320th career game on Wednesday, passing Miikka Kiprusoff for most wins by a Finnish-born goalie in NHL history. . Blues F Robert Thomas scored his first NHL goal on Wednesday, becoming the fourth-youngest player in franchise history to score a goal at 19 years, 142 days. . The Predators scratched C Zac Rinaldo and D Matt Irwin. . The Blues scratched D Carl Gunnarsson, LW Alexander Steen and RW Nikita Soshkinov.

Nashville Predators' Kevin Fiala (22), of Switzerland, and St. Louis Blues' Colton Parayko (55) chase the puck along the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Nashville Predators’ Kevin Fiala (22), of Switzerland, and St. Louis Blues’ Colton Parayko (55) chase the puck along the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Nashville: Hosts Anaheim on Sunday.

St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn, left, scores past Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
St. Louis Blues’ Brayden Schenn, left, scores past Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, of Finland, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis: Hosts Winnipeg on Saturday.

Nashville Predators' Kyle Turris (8) shoots past St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Nashville Predators’ Kyle Turris (8) shoots past St. Louis Blues’ Robert Thomas (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Source: The Associated Press

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