By Daniel Friedman
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Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape:

THREE UP:


1. Islanders

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After (gasp!) losing a game in Washington, the Isles bounced back and handed the Devils their fourth straight loss. They’re now 17-7 on the year.

2. Former Rangers

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan Callahan’s Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Rangers on Monday night, sweeping the season series. The Blueshirts have otherwise been playing much better hockey as of late, though there’s still plenty of work to be done.

3. Former Devils

Scott Gomez #28 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on September 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Scott Gomez #28 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center on September 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monday was a good day for Martin Brodeur and Scott Gomez. Brodeur appears to be on the verge of signing a contract with the St. Louis Blues, while Gomez rejoined the Devils after deserting them for Broadway in 2007.

THREE DOWN:


1. MetLife Tenants 

Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets reacts after a kick against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets reacts after a kick against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Jets and Giants both continue to spiral out of control. You have to think the head coaches of both teams could be on their way out when the season’s over.

2. Red Bulls

Thierry Henry (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Thierry Henry (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Getting eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals was one thing, but the news that Thierry Henry would be leaving the Red Bulls was an even bigger blow.

3. New York Hoops

Carmelo Anthony  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

It might be time for the Knicks to look into a different polygon. Meanwhile, the Nets are learning that having a huge payroll doesn’t automatically translate into success. The two teams face off against each other on Tuesday night at MSG.

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