New York Islanders

Members of the Jets celebrate during their 20-13 win over Pittsburgh at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports — Week 2

It’s time once again to look at who’s hot and who’s not on the New York/New Jersey sports landscape.

11/10/2014

The Islanders’ Brock Nelson, right, celebrates his first-period power-play goal with teammate Kyle Okposo on Nov. 6, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. New York won the game 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Friedman: When Things Get Dicey, Islanders Pull Themselves Together

Just as the wheels appeared to be falling off, the New York Islanders pulled over to the side, brought out their toolbox and, sure enough, got back on the road.

11/07/2014

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders scores an overtime shootout goal past Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Islanders would win 2-1. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Islanders Top Kings In Shootout, Sweep SoCal Swing

After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun.

11/07/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tavares Nets OT Winner, Islanders Take Advantage Of Ailing Ducks

With Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at home with the flu, the Islanders couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to snag two points from the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks.

11/06/2014

Players take the ice for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Brilliant Or Bush League? Isles’ AHL Goalie Makes Quite A ‘Save’

This is definitely one you don’t see every day.

11/03/2014

FILE -- Logan Couture (credit: Getty Images)

Couture Leads Sharks Past Islanders 3-1

Logan Couture made sure the San Jose Sharks did the scoring in the third period for a change.

11/02/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders takes a break during the game against the Winnipeg Jets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 28, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Islanders’ Wounds Are Self-Inflicted, And That’s Mostly On Capuano

The Islanders have the potential to be a winning hockey team. Whether or not they become one is entirely in their control.

10/31/2014

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders (L) scores his second goal of the game at 15:09 of the third period against the Dallas Stars and is joined by Mikhail Grabovski #84 (C) and Nikolai Kulemin #86 (R) and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Stars 7-5. Neilsen ended the game with three goals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nielsen Hat Trick Lifts Islanders Over Stars 7-5

Frans Nielsen scored three goals in the third period, and the New York Islanders held on for a wild 7-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.

10/25/2014

John Tavares #91 and Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders skate against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 21, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Are Back On Track After A Brief Slide

Every team has bad games, and the loss to Toronto was definitely one the Isles will want to forget. But at this rate, it’ll wind up being a small blip on the radar screen. That’s what happens when you win.

10/24/2014

Josh Bailey (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Lose Forward Josh Bailey To Broken Hand

The Islanders suffered a bad break Thursday, though they did manage to get back in the win column against the Bruins.

10/24/2014

Islanders forward Frans Nielsen (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Okposo, Johnson Help Islanders To Big Win In Boston

The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara.

10/24/2014

(l-r) New York Islanders partners Jon Ledecky, Charles Wang and Scott Malkin pose for a photo opportunity following a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New Islanders Owners’ Main Goal: Get A ‘Fifth Ring’

Surrounded by reminders of the team’s four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s, the new partners spoke of a better future for the team that is headed to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next season.

10/23/2014

New Islanders minority owners Jonathan Ledecky, second from right, and Scott Malkin, left, meet the media with general manager Garth Snow, right, and owner Charles Wang on Oct. 22, 2014, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo: Dan Friedman/CBSNewYork.com)

New Islanders Owners Ledecky, Malkin On Mission To Earn Trust Of The Fans

Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin met the media on Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum and made it clear they plan on putting competitive teams on the ice when they take over ownership of the Islanders in two years.

10/22/2014

New York Islanders owner Charles Wang  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5 Notable Ownership Developments In Islanders History

To say the Islanders have had a checkered ownership history is putting it mildly. Will Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin restore some sort of order in two years? Who knows?

10/22/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 21:  Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs returns to the bench following his second goal of the game at 17:53 of the second period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 21, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kessel Scores Two, Lifts Leafs To 5-2 Win Over Islanders

Phil Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 rout over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

10/22/2014

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