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  • Devils 4 Rangers 3 (OT) : Sometimes the puck just bounces the right way for you and that is exactly what happened for the Devils Sunday. New Jersey got the win they had to have thanks to a very lucky bounce. John Madden made a smart play, throwing the puck at the crease and it deflected off of Marc Staal’s skate and into the net. It was the second good bounce for New Jersey, who scored their first goal thanks to a bounce off of Fedor Tyutin’s stick.

    The game was a war, with both teams hitting legally and at times illegally, though the refs seemed interested in calling anything. Martin Brodeur and Ryan Callahan had a huge collision in the third period, which Brodeur was lucky to escape from without injury. Sean Avery scored a goal and pissed people off while Brandon Dubinsky had two goals for New York. The teams get two nights off to heal up for Game 4 on Wednesday night.

  • Boston 8 New York 5: Phil Hughes bombed in his first appearance at Fenway, but the Yankees' bats couldn't capitalize on multiple chances. Joe Girardi made a very odd decision, lifting his only healthy catcher for a pinch-runner in the 8th, when he was trailing by two runs.
  • Milwaukee 9 Mets 7: The Brewers allowed 14 hits and 8 walks, but thanks to five double plays, they survived. Oliver Perez was awful, getting shelled and failing to protect a 6-2 lead. David Wright homered, the 100th home run of his career.

Photograph of Devils teammates celebrating the overtime goal from John Madden by Bill Kostroun/AP