- Rangers 2 Buffalo 1 (2 OT’s): If you aren’t a hockey fan this is the type of game that could make you one. For over ninety minutes of action, both teams gave everything they had expending every ounce of effort they possessed in a desperate battle. The Rangers had to win the game, or face elimination on Tuesday. Buffalo sought a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.
New York took an early 1-0 and seemed to have extended it to 2-0, but their goal was disallowed after extensive replays for an apparent “kick in”. Buffalo tied things up in the third period and the game headed to OT. Unlike the old NHL, they call penalties in OT now and both teams went on the power play multiple times, but could not score. Both teams had shots miss crossing the goal line by millimeters and both teams had to suffer that frustration.
In the end it was a blistering slap shot from Michal Rozival with less than four minutes to play in the second overtime that ended things. It sends New York into Tuesday’s game with momentum, but they still have to win.
- Nets 102 Toronto 81: Is Jason Kidd really hurt? Doesn't seem to matter as the Nets took a 3-1 lead in the series.
- Mets 1 Washington 0: John Maine was brilliant over seven innings and Carlos Beltran hit a home run to give New York the only run they needed.
- Boston 7 Yankees 4: So much for the winning streak and the question is, does Joe Torre survive a 9-14 start with five losses to Boston?
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