Kyle Okposo scored three of his four goals in the third period to complete his first NHL hat trick, and the New York Islanders jumped back into first place in the Eastern Conference.
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.
Peguy Luyindula scored his second playoff goal in as many games and the New York Red Bulls advanced to the Eastern Conference finals despite a 2-1 loss to D.C. United on Saturday.
Marc-Andre Fleury earned his second shutout of the New York Rangers in two nights as the Pittsburgh Penguins regained home-ice advantage with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.
A season sweep of the defending champs? Yeah, Brooklyn is for real. But LeBron James doesn’t sound too worried about the red-hot Nets.
After a brutal start to the season, the Knicks battled all the way back to grab a slim lead over the Hawks for the eighth and final playoff spot. And just like that, it’s gone.
If Wednesday’s dreadful 110-81 drubbing at the hands of the rival Knicks at MSG showed us anything, it’s that Jason Kidd has much to learn no matter his record in any particular month.
The Knicks will have a losing season. They are 30-42, are 10 1/2 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division and lost to the lowly Cavaliers and Lakers this week. But they still have a great chance of making the playoffs.
The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin – then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.
New York has attempted to deal Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton and Amar’e Stoudemire in a deal for the four-time NBA All-Star, but Danny Ainge doesn’t appear to be interested, according to a report.
“Thanks to the Rangers, who brought me a win. Unfortunately, the basketball (team) couldn’t do it today. We’re going to win the next game, that’s a guarantee.”
Ryan Callahan will be on the ice on Monday night when the Rangers host the Ducks at Madison Square Garden. The captain missed nearly three weeks with a broken left thumb that he sustained in a game against the Capitals on Oct. 16.
“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.”
Finally back on top of their division, all the New York Knicks keep hearing is that they are going to fall back. Second in the Eastern Conference last season, now they’re supposedly second-best in their own city.
The return of Callahan’s inspirational and wholehearted play couldn’t come at a more important time. New York’s preseason slump carried into Thursday’s regular-season opener as it lost to the Coyotes, 4-1.