Daniel Friedman

Red Sox fans celebrate after beating the Yankees in Game 7, coming all the way back from a 3-0 series deficit in the 2004 ALCS.  (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

8 Miraculous Moments In Sports History

In honor of Chanukah, we bring to you eight miraculous moments in the history of sports. Let’s relive the good times together…

12/18/2014

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by Lee Stempniak #12 after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. (Photo by Rich Lam/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 local sports landscape.

12/15/2014

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Special Teams Misfires At The Root Of Islanders’ Current Problems

After jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.

12/12/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

7 Local Athletes Who Haven’t Been Themselves This Season

There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.

12/10/2014

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

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

Patrick Ewing, center, then of the Orlando Magic, grabs a rebound against the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. (Fernando Medina /NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Tri-State Area Franchise Faces Who Looked Awkward In New Places

Here are 10 franchise cornerstones who left their Tri-State Area teams for a last hurrah or two, but just didn’t look right sporting different colors.

12/03/2014

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

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

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

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

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

A snowplow prepares the field in Buffalo (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images); a young Toronto Maple Leafs fan looks stunned following a 9-2 defeat (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

4 Sports Cities That Have It Worse Than NYC

Think you have it rough? Here are four locales whose fans would surely trade places in a heartbeat.

11/20/2014

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

Keith Aulie #22  of the Edmonton Oilers fights Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on November 13, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Already — It’s Time To End Fighting In Hockey

Enjoy it while you still can, because it will soon be a relic of a time gone by. And, while that might be disappointing for many, it’ll be better for the game of hockey in the long run.

11/14/2014

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