Yankees 6 Detroit 3: A lot of good things happened for the Yankees in this game besides the win. Start with Mark Teixeira getting off to a good start with a three-run home run. Add a Curtis Granderson homer off of a lefty, plus three great defensive plays. Mix in a perfect 7th, 8th and 9th from the bullpen trio of Joba, Soriano and Rivera and you have a very happy home crowd despite the miserable weather. The Yankees and Tigers will meet again Saturday.


Islanders 6 Rangers 2
: A sickening hit and dirty hit by Marian Gaborik to Frans Nielsen jumpstarted the Islanders and put the Rangers' playoff hopes in peril. Nielsen appeared to be knocked out and he did not return to the game. The hit sparked the Isles as they roared back from a 1-0 deficit to score six-straight and the game descended into chaos. The third period alone saw almost 100 minutes of penalties handed out and both teams should expect to hear from the NHL on Friday.