NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Matt Cullen scored the shootout-winning goal to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
The Wild, who have won two of three, sent Nashville to its fourth loss in five games.
Cullen and Wild captain Mikko Koivu both scored in the shootout. Craig Smith was the only Nashville shooter to score in the tiebreaker against Niklas Backstrom.
Zach Parise gave the Wild a 1-0 lead in the second period. David Legwand tied it for Nashville in the third.
Parise gave Minnesota its 1-0 lead at 9:01 of the second with a power-play goal.
Former Predators defenseman Ryan Suter sent a shot toward the Nashville net from the middle of the blue line. Standing just to the left of goalie Pekka Rinne and with his stick about waist high, Parise got enough of the puck to tip it over Rinne's glove for his ninth goal.
Minnesota has scored a power-play goal in three consecutive games for the first time this season.
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