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

Andrey Pedan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Trade Andrey Pedan To Canucks For Alexandre Mallet, Third-Round Pick

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenseman Andrey Pedan from the New York Islanders in exchange for center Alexandre Mallet and a third-round pick in 2016.

11/26/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 24: The New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers watch the action during overtime at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In First Place, Islanders Tickets Most Expensive In Past Five Seasons

If the New York Islanders are trying to prove that they’re for real this year, they’ve made a great case for themselves this far into the young season.

11/25/2014

John Tavares stares down Steve Mason of the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Islanders Bringing ‘Swagger’ Back To The Coliseum

How’s this for a stat: the Isles have more wins than the Jets (2), Giants (3), Knicks (4) and Nets (5) combined.

11/25/2014

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

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 24: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders scores the game winning shootout goal against Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Edge Mason, Flyers 1-0 In Shootout

Steve Mason was good enough to earn a shutout and get the Philadelphia Flyers a rare point on the road.

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

Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is checked by Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Sweep Home-And-Home From Penguins

Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series.

11/22/2014

Kyle Okposo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Okposo Beats Fleury In Shootout, Isles Edge Penguins 5-4

Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

11/21/2014

Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal in the second period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Despite Perceived Issues, Islanders’ Offense Is Doing Just Fine

If the Islanders’ offense is this prolific when it’s “struggling,” how dangerous will it be when it’s in tip-top shape?

11/21/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal in the second period with Anders Lee #27 and Nick Leddy #2 during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Islanders Rally In The 2nd, Beat Lightning 5-2

Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

11/19/2014

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

Cedric Paquette #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Paquette Scores Key Goal In Lightning Win Against Islanders

Cedric Paquette scored a tiebreaking goal late in the first period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped the New York Islanders’ five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Kyle Okposo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Okposo Nets Game Winner In Shootout As Isles Edge Panthers 4-3

Kyle Okposo scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

11/14/2014

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NHL Stadium Series Preps

Yankee Stadium to host games Jan. 26 and Jan. 29.

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New York Islanders Photos Of The Week: Jan. 13 — Jan. 19

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