New York Islanders

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

Cal Clutterbuck skates against Philadelphia on January 19, 2015 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Clutterbuck Fined $2,000 For Embellishment

The NHL says that Clutterbuck was issued a warning after a game against St. Louis on Dec. 6. A second infraction on Jan. 19 triggered the fine.

01/29/2015

John Tavares, left, Mikhail Grabovski, center, and Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders celebrate a first-period goal by Grabovski against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on Jan.  27, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Smooth-Sailing Islanders Will Face Challenges In Second Half

The Islanders are no longer about being a feel-good story or rising above expectations. What they have done so far is set the bar very high.

01/28/2015

Matt Martin of the New York Islanders hits Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Need To Stick To Blueprint, Ignore Calls For Big Bodies

There have been a lot of calls for the Blueshirts to acquire big-bodied skaters capable of matching the physicality of the Isles and Bruins. My message: don’t do it.

01/28/2015

Jaroslav Halak #41 and John Tavares #91 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Isles Top Rangers, Media Day Recap And More Deflate-Gate

Boomer owes Craig a lot of money after the Islanders easily beat the Rangers last night 4-1 at Nassau Coliseum.

WFAN–01/28/2015

The Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: CBS2)

NHL: Tuesday’s Rangers-Isles Showdown To Start On Time Despite Snow

Despite snow hitting the Tri-State area Monday into Tuesday, the Islanders will host the rival Rangers at Nassau Coliseum at 7:00 on Tuesday night.

01/27/2015

Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Out To Prove A Point Against First-Place Islanders

After being outscored 9-3 in their two previous meetings at MSG, the 27-13-4 Rangers are fired up, and they have a point to prove.

01/27/2015

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

First-Place Islanders Suffer Big Blow, Lose Kyle Okposo For 6-8 Weeks

A season that has seen basically everything go right for the New York Islanders has just taken a detour.

01/26/2015

Derick Brassard (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Plan To Arrive In Islanders Country Before Blizzard

The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.

01/26/2015

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

Tavares On WFAN: Islanders Are In No Way Satisfied Following Great First Half

John Tavares has a message for the fans invading arenas all over the East Coast to support the Islanders: We hear you loud and clear.

01/23/2015

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

Nikolay Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first-period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Get Back On Track, Roll Past Flyers At The Coliseum

Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.

01/20/2015

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders stops with the puck during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on January 17, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Plekanec’s 4 Points Help Canadiens Cool Off Islanders

Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-4 victory over the previously streaking New York Islanders on Saturday night.

01/17/2015

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Okposo Scores Four As Isles Top Penguins 6-3, Regain 1st Place In East

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.

01/16/2015

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

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