Islanders fans (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 20 Things New York Sports Fans Can Be Thankful For

If you look hard, there were some moments and players from 2014 that made us thankful that we are who we are: loyal Big Apple sports fans to the core.

11/26/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

What Fans Of Each Local Team Have To Be Thankful For

It hasn’t been a very good year for New York sports franchises, but it’s important not to get lost in the moment.

11/26/2014

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11:  Mike Cammalleri #23 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by teammates Damon Severson #28 and Travis Zajac #19 after he scored in the second period against the Minnesota Wild on November 11, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cory Schneider Stops 34 Shots, But Canucks Blank Devils 2-0

Ryan Miller made 20 saves for his second shutout of the season, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on Tuesday night.

11/26/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 and John Tavares #91 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

11/25/2014

The 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Outdoor-Game Documentaries To Be ‘Epix’ For Hockey Fans

The “Road to the Winter Classic” and “Road to the Stadium Series” on Epix will only make these marquee games even more memorable with behind-the-scenes access and the ability to tell stories.

11/24/2014

Scott Clemmensen  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The Devils have reached the quarter mark of the 2014-15 NHL season and are almost in the exact same position they were one year ago.

11/24/2014

FILE -- Jiri Hudler of the Calgary Flames (credit: Getty Images)

Jiri Hudler Leads Flames Past Devils In SO

Curtis Glencross had two goals twice and Jiri Hudler scored late in regulation to start Calgary’s comeback and then got the deciding score in the shootout to give the Flames a 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

11/23/2014

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11:  Mike Cammalleri #23 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by teammates Damon Severson #28 and Travis Zajac #19 after he scored in the second period against the Minnesota Wild on November 11, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schneider Helps Devils Blank Oilers 2-0

Cory Schneider made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season and 14th of his career as the Devils beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday night.

11/22/2014

Cory Schneider (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Devils Fall To Jets On Pair Of Quick Winnipeg Goals In The 2nd

Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele scored less than 2 minutes apart early in the second period, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 Tuesday night.

11/19/2014

Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Legend Martin Brodeur Hopes To Play Again In NHL

More than a month into the season, Brodeur is 42 and without a job. But he hasn’t given up.

11/18/2014

Travis Hamonic #3 (C) of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 6:38 of the second period against the Colorado Avalanche and is joined by John Tavares #91 (L) and Kyle Okposo #21 (R). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

11/17/2014

Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues is stopped in the first period by goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Cory Schneider has now started 18 consecutive games to open the season, the second-longest stretch by a goaltender to begin a season in Devils history.

11/17/2014

Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche skates with the puck against Mike Cammalleri #23 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at the Prudential Center on November 15, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Duchene Leads Avalanche Over Devils 3-2

Matt Duchene’s tiebreaking goal in the third period powered the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

11/15/2014

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11:  Mike Cammalleri #23 of the New Jersey Devils is congratulated by teammates Damon Severson #28 and Travis Zajac #19 after he scored in the second period against the Minnesota Wild on November 11, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Devils Snatch 1-0 Win From Capitals On Holtby Miscue

Braden Holtby didn’t let a shot get past him all game. Instead, he threw the hockey equivalent of a pick-six.

11/14/2014

Keith Aulie #22  of the Edmonton Oilers fights Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on November 13, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Already — It’s Time To End Fighting In Hockey

Enjoy it while you still can, because it will soon be a relic of a time gone by. And, while that might be disappointing for many, it’ll be better for the game of hockey in the long run.

11/14/2014