Photograph of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopping a shot from Penguins player Sidney Crosby by Keith Srakocic/AP

  • Penguins 5, Rangers 4: Martin Straka, Chris Drury and everyone's darling, Sean Avery, had the Rangers feeling good about themselves three minutes, 37 seconds into the second period. Game over? Not quite. Pittsburgh scored twice in 14 seconds near the eight-minute mark. Then they scored twice in a 20-second span five minutes into the third. Scott Gomez scored the game-tying goal halfway through the final session, but Evgeni Malkin, the overlooked star in Sidney Crosby's shadow, gave the Penguins the type of win some losers never recover from. Then again, the Rangers can still split the games in Pittsburgh if they take Game 2 on Sunday, and they will probably not be dwelling on this crusher when the puck drops.
  • Indians 6, Yankees 4: Andy Pettitte just ran out of gas. He served up back-to-back homers in the fifth inning to turn a 3-1 lead into a 5-3 deficit. That wasn't the only bad news they got. Brian Bruney could be out for the year with a foot injury. The Yankees have a lot of interchangeable parts out in the bullpen, but that's still a rough blow.
  • Braves 6, Mets 3: The Mets still aren't hitting. All three of their runs came on consecutive bases-loaded walks in the third inning by Atlanta starter Jair Jurrgens. Winning becomes tough when the only hits come from the No. 7 and 8 hitters -- in this case Marlon Anderson and Raul Cassanova. Jose Reyes' on-base percentage after an 0-for-4 night? .289. Mike Pelfrey took the loss because he allowed Kelly Johnson's go-ahead homer in the sixth. Four walks in 5 1/3 innings also hurt him.