NASHVILLE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Steve Sullivan made his Nashville debut with three power-play goals and an assist Wednesday night, giving the Predators a 7-3 triumph over San Jose.
Defenseman Marek Zidlicky collected a Predators-record five assists.
Acquired from Chicago on Monday for a pair of second-round draft picks, Sullivan recorded his fourth career hat trick. He also set up the first of defenseman Kimmo Timonen's two goals to complete a season-best, four-point effort.
Timonen and Scott Walker also scored with the man advantage, giving Nashville five power-play goals against the NHL's top-ranked penalty-killing unit. San Jose had allowed just 15 goals in its previous 159 shorthanded situations.
A day after signing a three-year contract extension, Walker added three assists to tie a career high for points in a game, set on Dec. 26, 2000.
Greg Johnson also tallied for the Predators, whose seven goals were a team home record.