VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Vancouver defenseman Brent Sopel had two goals and an assist to rally the Canucks to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators Sunday night.
Vancouver recorded its first regulation victory at home since Nov. 8 after going 5-7-4 in its previous 16 games at GM Place.
Sopel opened the scoring with 4:01 remaining in the first period and made it 2-0 on the power play 61 seconds into the second. He assisted on Henrik Sedin's goal with the man advantage at 7:20.
It was Sopel's first three-point game since Jan. 21, 2003, matching a career high.
"I've got to give everybody else credit," Sopel said. "Everybody was getting the puck to me and I was just trying to get it to the net. Good things happen when you throw the puck there."
Markus Naslund recorded assists on all three second-period goals for the Canucks, who were 3-for-7 on the power play. Vancouver had been just 19-for-125 with the man advantage at home this season.
"I thought the power play was a big difference tonight," Naslund said. "It was key for us. We showed everybody we can make nice plays and play with confidence."