Predators 1, Sharks 0 (OT): Colin Wilson scored 2:08 into overtime and Pekka Rinne turned aside all 25 shots he faced for his second shutout in three contests as host Nashville snapped a two-game losing streak and sent San Jose to its sixth straight setback.
Wilson ended the Predators' franchise-high scoreless drought at 176 minutes, 18 seconds with his fourth goal of the season. Defenseman Ryan Ellis skated into the zone before wiring a shot a few strides in from the blue line. Wilson tipped the puck past Antti Niemi for the second overtime goal of his career.
Niemi finished with 24 saves for the Sharks, who suffered their second loss to Nashville during their 0-3-3 skid. The Predators posted a 2-1 shootout victory on Feb. 2.
Rinne kept the game scoreless by stopping all 13 shots in the first period and denying San Jose during a lengthy 5-on-3 power play in the second. The Finn, who made 32 saves versus Los Angeles on Thursday, registered his 27th career shutout after stopping six shots in the second period and three apiece in the third and overtime.
San Jose couldn't solve Rinne despite having six power plays. The Sharks are now 2-for-34 with the man advantage in their last eight games.
Nashville's scoring woes have been pronounced this season. The Predators, who were blanked by Chicago on Sunday, have been shut out on three occasions - after being blanked just three times over the entire 2011-12 campaign.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Nashville LW Martin Erat, who tied a career high for penalty minutes with eight, saw his four-game point streak versus San Jose come to an end. ... Prior to the game, the Sharks recalled C Tim Kennedy from Worcester of the American Hockey League. ... Members of the United States women's national soccer team were in attendance.