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The New York Islanders celebrate their 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (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.

02/11/2015

Islanders goalie Chad Johnson, left, watches a shot by Montreal’s David Desharnais go into the net on Dec. 23, 2014, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Figure Out How To Fix Their PK And Backup Goalie, Pronto

While the Islanders are all but assured of a postseason berth, they’ve got quite a bit of holes to plug up. Their penalty kill and backup goalie situation are a mess — and that’s putting it nicely.

02/06/2015

Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via 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.

02/04/2015

Islanders ownership made the ill-fated decision to switch the team's longtime logo to this one back in 1997. The outrage from fans quickly became the stuff of legend. (Photo by Ian Tomlinson/Allsport/Getty Images)

6 Worst Jerseys In NY-NJ Sports History

On Tuesday night, the Islanders (sort of) brought back their infamous “Fisherman” jerseys for pregame warmups. Yet those threads aren’t the worst ever.

02/04/2015

Ryan Strome #18, John Tavares #91 and Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders celebrate Tavares' third-period power-play goal against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (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.

01/29/2015

Martin Brodeur holds up the Stanley Cup after defeating Anaheim in Game 7 of the finals on June 9, 2003. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/NHLI)

7 Brightest Highlights Of Martin Brodeur’s Legendary Career

Marty produced countless memorable moments during his illustrious career, but we’ve narrowed it all down to a list of his seven best with the Devils.

01/28/2015

Henrik Lundqvist  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

They Were Robbed! 7 NHL All-Star Game Snubs

As always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.

01/22/2015

The Islanders’ John Tavares, left, celebrates his second-period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 19, 2015, with teammate Kyle Okposo. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

As has been the case since the fall, the Islanders and the Rangers have been really the only reasons for New York City-area sports fans to feel pride. And they seem to be getting better as the season progresses.

01/20/2015

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

Members of the Islanders and the Rangers brawl during a game at Nassau Coliseum on Sept. 24, 2007. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

10 Of The Best Games In Islanders-Rangers History

Not that you need any other motivation to get excited about Tuesday night’s big game between the Islanders and Rangers, but we figured we’d give you some anyway.

01/13/2015

John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Top Line Woes Are Fixable, But A Trade Is A Last Resort

What is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.

01/09/2015

(Photo by Tom Berg/NFLPhotoLibrary)

4 New York Players Who Should Get Hall Call

Earlier in the week, Mike Piazza was rejected once again for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Still, he is one of quite a few local athletes who should eventually get in.

01/08/2015

Dan Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his team after assisting on a goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on December 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/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.

01/07/2015

Derek Jeter hits a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

WATCH: 10 Memorable NY/NJ Sports Moments From 2014

Bye, Rex Ryan. Hello, Odell Beckham. Let’s take a look at the good, bad and everything in between of this year in local sports.

12/31/2014

The New York Islanders leave the ice after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime in a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

If you thought you had a bad Monday, these guys lost their jobs. Personally, I thought Rex deserved another shot.

12/30/2014

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