• Red Sox 7, Yankees 6: This outcome shouldn't be all that surprising. Over the last two games of the series, the Yankees sent two Triple-A pitchers and a lineup without three regulars and still hung tough with the Red Sox, who sent two aces and their full lineups. Daisuke Matsuzaka didn't look all that great -- just like Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling before him -- but the Yankees have gotten nothing out of their rotation past Andy Pettitte. Chien-Ming Wang makes his return this week, but the Yankees will want to play better when these two teams meet again in the Bronx this weekend.

  • Braves 9, Mets 6: That home run Braves second baseman Kelly Johnson hit on the first pitch of the game wasn't a good sign. He hit a more important three-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Mets lost two of three at home to the Braves. Tom Glavine didn't have his best stuff, but the struggles of the Mets bullpen should provide more concern. New York's now lost four of six games to the Braves this season.

  • Devils 3, Lightning 2: Martin Brodeur may have stepped up his play, but the improvement of the Devils' defense made the biggest difference. Brodeur went eight minutes at one point without having to make a save. On offense, Brian Gionta had two goals, and Patrick Elias had an assist on all three scores. New Jersey's win mean it draws Ottawa next, and the Rangers will face the Sabres.