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Plekanec helps Habs stop streaking Isles

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – Tomas Plekanec scored twice and added two assists, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday at Bell Centre. David Desharnais chipped in a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who stopped a two-game home skid and won for only the second time in their last five overall. ... Read More »

Wizards take down Nets

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Nene scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards split their home-and-home set against the Brooklyn Nets with a 99-90 victory at Barclays Center on Saturday. Bradley Beal totaled 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Marcin Gortat finished with 10 points and 16 boards for the Wizards, who were handed a 22-point loss on their ... Read More »

Spagnuolo reassumes role of Giants defensive coordinator

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants announced that Steve Spagnuolo has been hired as their defensive coordinator, the same position he held with the team from 2007-08. In both of his seasons leading the New York D, the unit finished top-10 in the league in yards allowed, and the Giants won Super Bowl XLII when they knocked ... Read More »

Okposo nets four goals as Islanders upend Penguins

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyle Okposo notched his first career hat trick, including the game-winner in the third period, and totaled four goals as the New York Islanders rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ryan Strome and Michael Grabner had the other goals, while Josh Bailey and John Tavares each posted three assists for the Islanders, who ... Read More »

Rangers end scoring drought to best Jackets

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Lundqvist’s 35 saves got the New York Rangers back on track with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. After being shut out by the Islanders and Boston over their previous two games, the Rangers received second-period goals from Marc Staal and Chris Kreider to support Lundqvist’s sharp effort. Derek Stepan ... Read More »

Rask, Bruins shut out Rangers

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Tuukka Rask made 30 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Boston Bruins defeated the New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday. Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Loui Eriksson all scored and Torey Krug supplied two assists for the Bruins, who have won five straight games. “Tuukka was up to the task,” Bruins head ... Read More »

Bucks send Knicks to 16th straight loss

England (SportsNetwork.com) – O.J. Mayo scored 22 points and the Milwaukee Bucks handed the New York Knicks their franchise-worst 16th straight loss with a 95-79 victory Thursday at O2 Arena in London. Brandon Knight added 20 points, six assists and six steals for the Bucks, who improved to 3-0 against New York this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton tallied ... Read More »

Islanders beat Rangers in battle for NY supremacy

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Jaroslav Halak’s 27 saves and a dominant second period kept the Islanders the toast of New York, as the current Metropolitan Division leaders dealt the crosstown rival Rangers a 3-0 defeat at Madison Square Garden. Anders Lee, Nikolay Kulemin and Frans Nielsen all lit the lamp during the middle session to help the Islanders close ... Read More »

Ohio State upsets Oregon in CFP title game

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – A chant of “Zeke” reverberated around AT&T Stadium before Ezekiel Elliott powered into the end zone for his fourth and final touchdown. The Ohio State Buckeyes are back on top. They can thank the inaugural College Football Playoff for that. Elliott ran for 246 yards, totaling over 200 for a third straight game, and Ohio State ... Read More »

Rockets outshoot struggling Nets

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – James Harden poured in 30 points and led a long-distance barrage that carried the Houston Rockets to a 113-99 win over the slumping Brooklyn Nets. The Rockets rolled to their fourth consecutive victory on the strength of a 16-of-40 display from 3-point range, with Harden knocking down 4-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc and Trevor Ariza ... Read More »