Keith Yandle (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.

03/05/2015

Matt Martin (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Matt Martin Suspended 1 Game For Kneeing Stars’ Trevor Daley

Martin, who was given a major penalty and was ejected from Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas, struck Daley just 1:48 into the game.

03/05/2015

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 03:  Cody Eakin #20 of the Dallas Stars scores the game winning goal against Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders ad Calvin de Haan #44 of the New York Islanders defends in overtime at American Airlines Center on March 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Lee Sends Game Into OT With Last-Second Goal, But Isles Fall To Stars 3-2

Cody Eakin scored 2:18 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

03/04/2015

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Report: Okposo Skating, May Rejoin Isles Soon

Several factors played into why the Islanders didn’t try to make a bigger splash at the trade deadline. The impending return of star winger Kyle Okposo was certainly one of them.

03/03/2015

The Islanders acquired gritty forward Tyler Kennedy for the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Did What He Was Supposed To Do — He Made The Islanders Better

The fact is that 99 percent of teams in the Isles’ position would’ve been active at the deadline, and as such, general manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do – he made subtle, yet significant deals to bolster his squad.

03/03/2015

Michal Neuvirth, then of the Buffalo Sabres, is seen here in action against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Islanders Get Busy On Deadline Day, Acquire Wing Kennedy, Reportedly Goalie Neuvirth

So much for the Islanders standing pat at the trade deadline. The Metropolitan Division leaders pulled off four trades on Monday as they attempted to position themselves for the playoffs.

03/02/2015

Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders and Riley Nash #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes battle for the puck during the third period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 28, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. Embellishment (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

McClement Scores 2 In Hurricanes’ 5-3 Win Over Islanders

Jay McClement scored twice and Cam Ward made 21 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.

02/28/2015

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Isles Edge Flames 2-1, Halak Sets Team Record With 33rd Win Of The Season

Jaroslav Halak set the Islanders’ team record with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome scored a power-play goal in the first-period to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

02/27/2015

Rangers forward Kevin Hayes, right, tries to beat Islanders goal Jaroslav Halak during the teams’ meeting at Madison Square Garden on Oct 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: East Will Come Down To Fight Between Rangers, Islanders And Canadiens

For the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, this is a time when patience will be tested. The season has reached the final quarter and the playoffs are just around the corner.

02/27/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have Made Lucrative Offer To Impending Free Agent Boychuk

One day after locking up their best young defenseman for years, the Islanders were reportedly working toward signing their best veteran defenseman long term.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Breaking Down The 10 Biggest Local Hockey Contracts Of Last 5 Years

Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.

02/25/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk skates against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Blow Game Open With Big 3rd Period, Rout Coyotes

Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Jan. 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Blue Line For Years, Agree To Multi-Year Extension With Leddy

Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.

02/24/2015

If you are expecting the Islanders to make a bold move at the trade deadline, perhaps for someone like Toronto's Phil Kessel, seen here on the right talking to Matt Martin during a recent game, you may end up being disappointed. A report suggests the Isles have no intention of being buyers at the deadline. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Prepared To Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline

If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.

02/23/2015

Dalton Prout of the Columbus Blue Jackets defends the Islanders' John Tavares, right, as he turns with the puck during the second period on Jan. 10, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Capellini: As Islanders Prep For Stretch Run, Tavares Has Taken His Game To A New Level

Long a great player on a team not ready to take the next step, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft has carried himself like a superstar this season and his team has responded in kind.

02/23/2015

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