Eastern Conference

Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots the puck past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers for a second period goal in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins Shut Out Rangers 2-0 In Game 3

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.

05/06/2014

LeBron James against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron James Laughs Off Nets As Heat’s Biggest Challenge

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.

04/09/2014

Carmelo Anthony in the locker room before the New York Knicks' loss to the Miami Heat on April 6, 2014 at American Airlines Arena. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Playoff Hopes On Life Support With 4 Games Remaining

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.

04/07/2014

Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd point guard Deron Williams look on against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Kidd, Nets Blow Opportunity To Keep Pace In East

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.

04/03/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

In Case You Haven’t Noticed, Knicks Are 1 1/2 Games Out Of Playoff Spot

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.

03/28/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 16: Eastern Conference LeBron James #6 of Miami Heat slam dunks the ball against the Western Conference during 2014 NBA All-Star game at the Smoothie King Center on February 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The East defeated the West 163-155. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Eastern Conference Snaps NBA All-Star Game Losing Streak With 163-155 Win

The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin – then stopped their losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.

02/17/2014

Rajon Rondo (Photo by Dan Lippitt/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Knicks Offer Shumpert, Felton, Amar’e For Rajon Rondo

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.

11/18/2013

James L. Dolan speaks at a press conference announcing that New York City will be the host of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game on September 25, 2013. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

James Dolan Guarantees Knicks Will Beat Hawks On Wednesday

“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.”

11/11/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Captain Ryan Callahan To Return On Monday Night

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.

11/04/2013

Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets takes to the court during introductions amongst Deron Williams #8 and Paul Pierce #34 prior to the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets PG Deron Williams: We Believe That We’re Better Than The Heat

“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.”

11/01/2013

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks high-fives his teammates pregame against the Washington Wizards during the preseason game at the Baltimore Arena on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Ignore Talk Of Fall, Are Determined To Build On Last Season

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.

10/23/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return Of Captain Callahan Comes At Crucial Time For Rangers

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.

10/07/2013

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat's jersey (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA May Have Heat, Nets Wear Nicknames On Jerseys

Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear “nickname jerseys” in at least one of their four matchups this season.

09/24/2013

John Tavares (file/credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Hart Trophy Finalist Tavares Will Bring Award Home This Season

He is the MVP favorite going into the season because no player means more to his team than Tavares. This team would be a bottom-dweller without him.

08/02/2013

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Realignment Announced: Devils, Isles, Rangers To Play In Metropolitan Division

Now that the NHL knows for sure it will take a break for next year’s Sochi Games, the league has released its long-awaited schedule that features realignment and a slew of new division names and rivals.

07/19/2013

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