NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colin Wilson scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Nashville Predators sent the Minnesota Wild to their seventh straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Jonathon Blum scored for the Predators, with an assist from Wilson, to give Nashville a 1-0 lead 7 minutes into the third period. Dany Heatley tied it for the Wild with 3:59 remaining in regulation.
The Wild outshot the Predators 11-10 in the first period, 11-5 in the second and 35-25 overall. Minnesota had the only four shots in overtime.
Blum scored his regulation goal with a wrist shot from the point that beat goalie Josh Harding to the glove side. It was Blum’s second goal in two games.
Heatley tied it by scoring on a wraparound shot that went under the outstretched pads of Pekka Rinne.
The Predators played their second game without defenseman Shea Weber, the team captain and points leader with 29 in 35 games, who is sidelined by a concussion. Weber is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Minnesota 0 0 1 0—1
Nashville 0 0 1 0—2
Nashville won shootout 1-0
First Period: None.
Second Period: None.
Third Period: 1, Nashville, Blum 4 (Bouillon, C.Wilson), 7:00. 2, Minnesota, Heatley 11 (Prosser, Koivu), 16:01.
Shootout: Minnesota 0 (Cullen NG, Koivu NG, Bouchard NG), Nashville 1 (C.Wilson G, C.Smith NG).
Shots on Goal: Minnesota 11-11-9-4_35. Nashville 10-5-10-0_25.
Goalies: Minnesota, Harding. Nashville, Rinne. A: 17,113 (17,113). T: 2:36.