The Coyotes scored 4 goals against Pekka Rinne as Phoenix notched their first win of the season against the Nashville Predators. The Yotes went into the locker room with a 3-0 lead in the first intermission. Jason LaBarbera outperformed Rinne for the remaining periods and the Coyotes Captain Shane Doan capped off the victory with an empty net goal. The Coyotes will return to Phoenix to take on the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday for their first home game.
The Brew Crew evened the NL Central NLCS with a 4-2 win over their rival Cardinals. After receiving a heavy dosage of boos, Milwaukee fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to tie in the 4th and scored in consecutive innings for the go-ahead runs that won the game. Zack Grienke will take on Jaime Garcia for the decisive game 5 tomorrow before the series heads back to Milwaukee.
The Tigers homered 4 times to stay alive in the ALCS as Verlander pitched well enough to keep the Rangers at bay as Detroit won 7-4. The Tiger ace still did not look like his normal self, but he earned his first postseason win of the 2011 playoffs. The series will head back to Arlington on Saturday as the Rangers hold a 3-2 series lead and look to clinch.