• Yankees 4, Angels 3: (13 innings) This game took over five hours, but it leaves the Yankees in the catbird seat in the best-of-seven ALCS. Alex Rodriguez hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the 11th. Is it safe to retire the "he's not clutch" storyline? In the 13th, the Yankees took advantage of Maicer Izturis' throwing error, as Jerry Hairston, who led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice, scored. Starters A.J. Burnett and Joe Saunders dueled to a draw, each allowing two runs. Alfredo Aceves served up the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th, but Rodriguez saved his and his teammates' bacon. Derek Jeter had a solo homer and an error that proved meaningless. Robinson Cano had an RBI triple and two errors that proved meaningless. Was this a classic, or just long?

    Manager Joe Girardi must feel fortunate to win a 13-inning game in which he got only one inning combined (!) out of Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain. Mariano Rivera did what he always does and pitch 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He is better than great. Andy Pettitte and Jered Weaver face off in Game 3 in Anaheim on Monday afternoon.

  • Rangers 4, Maple Leafs 1: Brandon Dubinsky scored a goal and added an assist, and the Rangers are still perfect after an opening-night loss. Of course, Toronto is still winless. Marc Staal, Michael Del Zotto and Enver Lisin also scored. The Rangers have the best record in the Eastern Conference.

  • Sharks 4, Islanders 1: Speaking of teams with no wins. ... The Islanders (0-3-3) are also on that list. Matt Moulson gave his team a lead with a power-play goal in the first period, but the Sharks scored two in the second and two in the third.

  • Devils 2, Hurricanes 0: Martin Brodeur is now one shutout away from tying Terry Sawchuk's NHL career record at 103. He made 26 saves and got the benefit of a goal off the body of Jamie Langenbrunner in the opening seconds of the third period. Brodeur already has the NHL record for wins, and he helped avenge last season's stunning Game 7 departure from the playoffs against Carolina.