The Providence Bruins yesterday advanced to the second round of the AHL playoffs with a 5-4 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack in Hartford. The Bruins entered Hartford on Saturday needing two wins in two days to advance, and they got it. Last night featured exceptional play by Ben Walter (3 goals) and Hannu Toivonen (40 saves). Overall, the MVP of the series for the PBruins would have to be David Krejci, who is currently tied for third in the AHL with 9 points in the postseason.
In the NHL playoffs yesterday, the Rangers beat the Sabres 2-1 in double overtime. The two captains, Jagr and Briere both had goals in regulation. Briere's was a great power play goal late in the third to tie the game, but the Rangers managed to get one by Miller in double overtime to win. The night game last night was a 3-2 win by the Anaheim Ducks over the Vancouver Canucks. (Just in case one was wondering, Ana leads Van 2-1, and Buf leads Nyr 2-1.)
The big game yesterday though was a 7-4 win by the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees. The Red Sox have now won 5 of the first 6 games against the evil empire. Yesterday's win was because of the great job by pitcher Hideki Okajima, and second basemen Alex Cora. Ramirez also contrabuted with a homerun to basically clinch the game for the Sox.