VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Artem Chubarov scored to cap a three-goal first period and Trevor Letowski registered two assists as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2, for their fourth win in six games.
Recalled from the minors early last month, Chubarov scored his first goal of the season with 4:48 left in the period to give Vancouver a 3-0 lead. Alone in the left faceoff circle, he collected a pass from Letowski and beat goaltender Johan Hedberg just to the right of his blocker.
It was Vancouver's first home win over the Penguins since Oct. 26, 1996, ending an 0-2-1 streak.
Mario Lemieux scored his first goal since Oct. 23 for Pittsburgh, which is 0-2 since the captain returned from a nagging hip injury.