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

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

Martin St. Louis fights for the puck with Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ St. Louis Heads Back To Tampa 2 Points Shy Of Magical 1,000

Martin St. Louis used to own Tampa, Fla. Now he’s simply a visitor on a quest.

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

Martin St. Louis fights for the puck with Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Sets The Tone For A Rangers Turnaround

The 39-year-old winger was a force throughout Sunday’s victory over Montreal, harassing the Habs with his legs and executing an array of jaw-dropping passes.

11/24/2014

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

The New York Rangers celebrates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six to win the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers Roll Over Surging Canadiens 5-0

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fourth shutout, and theNew York Rangers routed the NHL-leading Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Sunday night.

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

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

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