Colin Wilson scored on his final shift of the second period and his first shift of the third.
That brief offensive burst did not hold up, though, and the Nashville Predators lost 4-2 to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.
It was the Predators’ fifth straight defeat — all in regulation — and equaled their season-high streak of contests without a point. The two goals scored were the most in any game during the current stretch.
Wilson tied it 1-1 when he scored with a backhand shot with one minute to play in the second period. J-P Dumont and Sergei Kostitsyn had the assists. Wilson then put Nashville up 2-1 with another backhand shot, this one 32 seconds into the final period with assists from Joel Ward and Jerred Smithson.
It was the first career multi-goal game for the 2008 first-round draft pick. It also increased his season total to nine, one more than he had in 35 appearances last season as a rookie and one short of Steve Sullivan’s current team lead.
The advantage was short-lived, however, as Dallas, which improved to 12-3-3 in its last 18, tied it 1:12 later and pulled away with two goals during a span of 1:47 later in the third period.
The Predators outshot the Stars 46-25 in a contest featuring two fights and coincidental unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Goalie Pekka Rinne fell to 0-3-0 since he returned from minor knee surgery and to 8-10-4 for the season.
Nashville’s next contest — and its next opportunity to end the losing streak — is Friday at Minnesota.