Ducks Take 8th Straight Home Win Against Canucks
Newbies fuel Penguins' 7-3 rout of Sabres as Crosby, Hossa sit
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2008 5:09 AM CDT
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller lies on the ice after after giving up a goal to Pittsburgh Penguins' Tyler Kennedy in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, March 12, 2008.
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(Newser) – Todd Marchant sparked a three-goal first period for the Ducks and the Canucks eventually fell 4-1 in Anaheim's eighth straight home win. The record streak has brought the team to within two points of Pacific-Division-leading San Jose and within just a point of Dallas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Elsewhere in the world of hockey:

Pittsburgh drew from a new well of talent to embarrass Buffalo 7-3 despite the absence of injured Sidney Crosby and Marian Hossa. Tyler Kennedy started things off with his first goal in 17 games, and Ryan Stone got his first career point assisting on Chris Minard's first NHL goal. The Penguins capitalized on three power plays on the way to their victory.