Team meetings. Fast-paced practices. Some time to rest and recuperate.

The Predators ran the gamut of ways to get back on track in their two days off in San Jose.

Instead, their penalty kill misfired and they lost 2-1 to the San Jose Sharks in HP Pavilion.

The Sharks scored two power-play goals, and that was just enough against the offensively challenged Predators, who again could not figure out a way to put the puck into the net with proficiency.

The Predators (9-8-5) have won just two of their past eight games, and in their past five contests, they’ve been shut out or scored just one goal four times.

“We haven’t had neither a power play nor penalty kill on the road. You need both to win in this league,” Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said. “Tonight they got two on their power play, and that’s a credit to them. I thought for the most part we did a pretty good job on the PK, but we have to find a way … these games are such crucial games that it’s always one goal games. You have to find a way.”