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Johan Hedberg (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Notes And Observations Following A Disappointing Season

The New Jersey Devils packed up on Monday morning after finishing out a disappointing 2012-13 season that left them out of the playoffs for the second time in three years.

04/29/2013

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves Again

No, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.

04/25/2013

Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Could Return To Court In 2nd Round Of Playoffs

“If he’s able to make it back, he will be back in the rotation, ready to play,” Woodson said. “I’m expecting him to do what he was doing before he left. He played some pretty good, positive minutes for our ballclub before he got hurt.”

04/24/2013

J.R. Smith (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ J.R. Smith Wins NBA’s Sixth Man Of The Year Award

Smith received 484 points, including 72 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 writers and broadcasters. The Clippers’ Jamal Crawford finished second with 352 points, getting 31 first-place votes.

04/22/2013

Carmelo Anthony (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony To Win NBA Scoring Title; Superstar Shifts Focus To Celtics

With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.

04/17/2013

Martin Brodeur upended in the third period. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: How The Proud, Mighty Devils Have Come Crashing Down

The past few weeks have made it blindingly clear that Devils head coach Pete DeBoer is stuck with a group of players who collectively have the skill, but not the talent required to reach the playoffs.

04/16/2013

Rick Nash of the Rangers and John Tavares of the Islanders. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Battle Of New York’ Between Rangers And Islanders Will Be Epic

Saturday’s clash may be the most important regular-season meeting between the Rangers and Islanders in 10 years. And a defeat for either team could come with pitfalls.

04/12/2013

Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Giglio: 3 Seasons Down, 1 To Go — Who Are The Real Knicks?

There are four games left, and the most important question remains unanswered: When the playoffs begin, which Knicks team will take the floor?

04/12/2013

The Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello scores the winning shootout goal against the Maple Leafs. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Hobbit’ Zuccarello Making A Difference In Rangers’ Playoff Push

Mats Zuccarello’s overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.

04/11/2013

Kenyon Martin is surrounded by his teammates and head coach Mike Woodson after hurting his ankle against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Lowdown On K-Mart’s Ankle Injury — And What It Means For Knicks

Playing with an ankle sprain certainly limits balance as well as mobility: speed, ability to quickly change direction and to jump.

04/10/2013

Kenyon Martin #3 of the New York Knicks is surrounded by his teamates after hurting his ankle during their game against the Washington Wizards. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Knicks’ Kenyon Martin Sprains Left Ankle; Ruled Out Against Bulls

Kenyon Martin started in place of Tyson Chandler, who is dealing with a bulging disk. Martin, who came into the game nursing a sore left knee, suffered an ankle injury after coming down with a rebound early in the fourth quarter.

04/10/2013

Raymond Felton (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s All About The No. 2 Seed For The Knicks

With the Atlantic Division all but wrapped up, the Knicks need to finish ahead of the Indiana Pacers and earn the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

04/05/2013

Jason Kidd (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Finally Hanging Them Up? Jason Kidd Could Retire From Basketball After This Season

According to a report, those who know Kidd well said that they wouldn’t be surprised if the 10-time NBA All-Star decides to call it quits after this season.

03/22/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Returns To Lineup Wednesday Night

Carmelo Anthony returned to the New York Knicks’ lineup on Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.

03/20/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Have Found Their Playoff Blueprint, Need To Keep Foot On The Gas

What made the Rangers great last season was their ability to protect third-period leads. It’s up to them to follow that blueprint in order to replicate the success of 2011-12.

03/20/2013

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