VANCOUVER – Vancouver Canucks's last win at home regularly has been against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Joel Quenneville was still in charge of the Hawks, then the Republican Party continued to be in charge of the American House of Representatives and the children only came home with bags filled with Halloween candy.
Once every 36 days, can the Canucks need it or not …
"I will not lie, it was definitely a long time," center Bo Horvat said, after the Caucases surprise the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Thursday at Rogers Sand. "Fans deserved it, we deserved it and it was great to get a win here before we left.
"It's great that we have played this kind of team. It was a great game to get rid of this strain. Everyone got sick of losing here and we went out and played hard during the 60 minutes full."
It was the first 40 who made it, because the Cans dropped themselves with early power play and death penalty and built a 4-1 lead against one of the best teams of the National Hockey League. Certainly, the Predators disappeared four keys.
But the Cans lacked so many six in November, when Vancouver won only three out of 14 games. They screened in the Thursday's contest with a 1-2 troops, which ran among the worst points in franchise history, which was remarkable, because the Cannons dedicated their second decades in the NHL to lose and return to that custom in a great way the last three years.
Eight of those 12 losses was a goal, so it was essential for them to play with lead and defeat definitively against a Nashville team that won the President Trophy last season and is now bound for the lead in the West Conferences standings.
So many things that did the Cannens wrongly went well.
Alex Edler's ship, which opened the score at 7:48 from the first period, was Vancouver's first goal of power in the five bedroom room that finished on Thursday.
Puno killed who was attacked by opposing powerful games, and rendered all goals in the 3rd loss of Tuesday to the Dallas Stars, then survived Edler's pardon point at 9:22.
Before Jake Virtanen Cannons set Horvat's goal at the end of the first period, then won his first in 11 games in the second of Antoine Roussel's superb food on two-one. And after Vancouver overcame Nashville's outstanding starting point, Pekka Rinne, Loui Eriksson won his first in 13 games early in the third.
Rookie Elias Pettersson, who struggled to score in November after an outstanding October, had a goal and help. After about 15 moves, he grabbed the blow around Rinne for a punished-shot goal that made it 4-1 at 18:49 of the second period.
And Nikolay Goldobin, whose healthy congratulations by coach Travis Green on Tuesday, placed a strike on western Marble protestants already spread through tubes, returned to the section and had help.
"We certainly obviously not far from that," said Roussel. "We can not just throw the road before the horse, whatever expressions. We have to go there and repeat these two second periods. Repeat and repeat and repeat and it's going to be natural to play games like this.
"I felt we started so well. We had to kill soon, and it brought so much energy to us. In general, recently, DC, we win it. But I thought that DC gave us so much movement, and we only It continued to roll. Energy was good, and the urgency of all for the first two periods was so good that we put ourselves in a good position. "
Virtanen's goal was especially important, just 96 seconds after the high challenge of Ryan Hartman of the Predators opposed a NHL military camera to make it 2-1 at 7:21 in the middle period, causing Canucks fans to control under their seats to make sure their personal floating devices were convenient.
But the Crabs did not crash and sink. Roussel spent a relentless step through defense boxes Ryan Ellis to set up Virtanen.
"I and Rousse always match," Virtanen said after one of his best games as a proclamator. "I just had a little feeling that he would go through, so I had to be ready for it. He made the play and it was a great walk.
"We've been a little over here, but we're happy to get into the win room and we're moving."
Asked if he intended to cross it through Ellis's boxes as the defender pivoted, Roussel said: "Well, it's just on the tape. Yes, it's huge when a team punishes and you return right away. It kills their spirit. . I tell you, I'm back to that DC that we had and I thought we were juicy after that. "
The Canucks open a three-way journey trip on Sunday Louis. They're in Nashville two nights later.
"That was a huge game for our confidence," Horvat said. "Finishing the humanity here and going on the road here for three games, it's huge for our group. We finally wanted to win this hockey."