ST. PAUL (AP) -- After two games without scoring, the Nashville Predators made the most of two goals.
Cliff Ronning and Scott Walker had a goal and an assist each for the Predators, who snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Wild.
Trailing 1-0 after a period, the Predators scored twice in the second to give the Wild their second consecutive loss. It was the first time this season the Predators won after being down at the start of the second period.
"We felt an intensity for 10 minutes in the second period that we haven't felt in the last four games," Ronning said. "No matter who scored, we needed a win to feel more confident in ourselves."
The Predators were shut out for eight straight periods before Walker scored on a quick wrist shot at 5:09 of the second.
"As soon as we got (a goal), I knew it would help us mentally," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "That goal gave us a boost of energy."
Nashville took the lead 3:09 later on Ronning's power-play goal.
In the midst of a scramble in front of the Wild net, Walker flipped a backhand pass to the front of the net. With Minnesota goalie Jamie McLennan out of position, Ronning was able to tap the puck into an empty net.
"We played better, had some chances, didn't panic and stuck to our game plan," Walker said.
McLennan finished with 17 saves for Minnesota.
Minnesota played perhaps its most dominating first period of the season, outshooting the Predators 12-4 and taking a 1-0 lead.
Nashville 0 2 0 -- 2
Minnesota 1 0 0 -- 1
First Period--1, Minnesota, Hentrichs 4, (Gavey, Krivakrasov) 5:22.
Second Period--2, Nashville, Walker 6 (Ronning, Berehowsky), 5:09. 3, Nashville, Ronning 12 (Walker, Timonen), 8:18 (pp).
Shots on goal--Nashville 4-13-2--19. Minnesota 12-8-6--26.
Power-play Opportunities--Nashville 1 of 5; Minnesota 0 of 4.
Goalies--Nashville, Vokoun 8-10-3 (26 shots-25 saves). Minnesota, McLennan 1-11-3 (19-17).
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