Rick Nash (Photo by Mike Carlson/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.

12/09/2014

Hockey Hall of Famer and New York Islanders legend  Mike Bossy, seen here back on Oct. 13, 2006 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Bossy Embracing Islanders’ Fast Start To Final Season In Nassau

Mike Bossy heard plenty of cheers at the Nassau Coliseum during his 10-year Hall of Fame career. Lucky for him, he still hears them today.

12/08/2014

Barret Jackman #5 and Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues combine on Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

St. Louis Blues Top Islanders 6-4

New York hasn’t won eight straight home contests since a nine-game run during the 1989-90 season.

12/06/2014

Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators makes a pass against Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders in the second period during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Halak Sets Islanders Record With 11th Straight Win

Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in his franchise-record 11th straight victory, and the New York Islanders held on for a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

12/05/2014

Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Maturation Off The Charts As Islanders Now Know Who They Are

In previous years, the New York Islanders found a seemingly infinite number of ways to lose hockey games. This season, they’re finally putting that creative genius to work and finding ways to win.

12/04/2014

(l-r) Matt Martin #17 congratulates Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders on his goal at 18:26 of the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: It’s A Tale Of Two Cities In Uniondale And Manhattan

Charles Dickens, 155 years ago, wrote about the best of times and the worst of times. The language has been shortened, but the meaning is the same. We’d rather root for LOL than SMH.

12/04/2014

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

Red-Hot Islanders To Have Depth Tested, Place Boychuk, Visnovsky On IR

Boychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky’s move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.

12/03/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 02: Mikhail Grabovski #84 and Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders celebrate the game winning overtime goal by Hickey against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hickey Goal Pushes Isles To 3-2 OT Win Over Senators

Thomas Hickey set up a third-period goal and scored 3:06 into overtime as the New York Islanders started December just as they ended November, with a victory – 3-2 over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

12/03/2014

Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, right, scores a shootout goal against Keith Kinkaid of the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Okposo On WFAN: Islanders Remain Humble In Face Of Incredible Start

He’s playing on the top line for the surprise team of the NHL. But Kyle Okposo says neither he nor his teammates are letting the Islanders’ stunning early season success go to their heads.

12/02/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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.

12/02/2014

Casey Cizikas, left, of the New York Islanders and his teammate Kyle Okposo #21 celebrate a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Get Back To Winning Ways, Top Devils 3-1

Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for his ninth straight win, and Cal Clutterbuck scored his third goal of the season as the New York Islanders got back to their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

11/29/2014

Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals works the puck past Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders during the first period at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The Islanders will try for their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons when they take on the Capitals in Washington on Friday in the back end of a home-and-home set.

11/28/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tavares OT Goal Gives Isles 3-2 Win Over Capitals

John Tavares scored a power-play goal late in overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014

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

Silverman: No Longer Upstarts, Islanders Ready To Kick In The Door

The Islanders sent a loud-and-clear message to one of the NHL’s top glamour teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins: “We can play any game you want, and we can beat you. Keep trying, but we are not going away.”

11/26/2014

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak and other members of the Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sit At Your Table Thursday And Be Thankful For The Islanders

This is a completely different hockey team than we’ve seen in years past. The Isles have tons of offensive firepower, defensive depth and quality goaltending.

11/26/2014

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