By Daniel Friedman
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Taking a look at the best and worst stories on the New York/New Jersey sports landscape:

Three Up


1. Rangers 

Rangers forward J.T. Miller, center, celebrates his overtime goal against the Vancouver Canucks along with Rick Nash, left, and Ryan McDonagh at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 19, 2016. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers forward J.T. Miller, center, celebrates his overtime goal against the Vancouver Canucks along with Rick Nash, left, and Ryan McDonagh at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 19, 2016. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Winners of four in a row, and they just shut out the red-hot Penguins.

2. Mets

Yoenis Cespedes celebrates his eighth-inning home run against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on Aug. 12, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yoenis Cespedes celebrates his eighth-inning home run against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field on Aug. 12, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yoenis Cespedes is back, and Chipper Jones predicted they’ll win the World Series. Not bad.

3. Martin Brodeur

Devils great Martin Brodeur addresses the fans during his jersey retirement ceremony before the game against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 9, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils great Martin Brodeur addresses the fans during his jersey retirement ceremony before the game against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 9, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

His number was retired and now hangs from the rafters in the Prudential Center.

Three Down


1. Derek Fisher

The Knicks' Derek Fisher coaches against the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 10, 2015, in Sacramento, California. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Knicks’ Derek Fisher coaches against the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 10, 2015, in Sacramento, California. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

He was fired Monday as Knicks coach after going 40-96, the second-worst record of any coach in team history.

2. Brett Yormark

Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

The Barclays Center CEO always seems to pick the wrong things to say. His latest choice was a suggestion that fans who buy obstructed-view seats for Islanders games should view the action on their mobile devices.

3. Nets

The Nets' Brook Lopez (11) and Andrea Bargnani Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Nets’ Brook Lopez (11) and Andrea Bargnani Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Another embarrassing loss, this time to Memphis. It was so bad that team owner Mikhail Prokhorov left after the third quarter.

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