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Islanders Steal One in Pittsburgh to Even Up Series

Calling the second game of a best of seven series a “must win” might be considered a bit dramatic. The Islanders certainly thought so. Skating loose and relaxed in pre-game practice, the team collectively acknowledged that having fun and playing pressure free hockey is when they are at their best. Entering Game 2 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, ... Read More »

Islanders Need to Keep the Firsts Coming

Game 2 saw a night of many firsts for the NY Islanders as they fought their way to a 4-3 victory over the mighty Penguins on the road in Pittsburgh, knotting this best of seven series at one game apiece. Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald, Matt Martin, and Kyle Okposo all scored their first career playoff goals. And when Okposo dropped ... Read More »

Goaltending Is the Key the Rest of the Way

Now that the exhilaration and delirium of last night’s dramatic Game 4 win has somewhat subsided, it is time to consider what will be the key for both Pittsburgh and New York going into Game 5 and beyond. Goaltending. It has often been said that goalies win championships and that could not be more true – or obvious – as ... Read More »

We’ve Got the Jack

In 1975, the late great Bon Scott squealed on his girl and told the world that “she’s got the jack”. 38 years later, NY Islander fans are singing a similar tune, albeit in a much different context. After an impressive yet all too brief playoff run to cap off a shortened NHL season, Islander fans can happily announce that they’ve ... Read More »

2013 New York Giants Begin OTA’s

The Giants opened up their Organized Training Activities (OTA’s) the week of May 20th and there were, not surprisingly, few surprises. After all, not much happens during these two days of optional workouts despite it being the official kick-off of 2013 Giants football. For starters, Victor Cruz was a no-show and that should come as a shock to no one. ... Read More »

91 Ways to Stay on Top

It is no secret that today’s professional athletes are in better physical shape than their predecessors of decades long gone. It doesn’t matter in which sport they compete…the athlete of today is a prime example of supreme conditioning and training. And how can they not be? Most if not all possess an inner determination and will to succeed that most ... Read More »

Rangers win shootout over Leafs

With so much on the line every night and so little time left on the season the New York Rangers reached down deep and pulled out a crucial victory in a shootout over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It took sixty minutes of regular time, a five minute overtime and the shootout to give New York an important two points and ... Read More »

Pivotal Ranger – Islander Game Preview

There are few more intense rivalries than the NHL’s battle of New York between the Rangers and Islanders. The upcoming battle between these adversaries is even more dramatic as both are teetering on the fine line of making or missing the playoffs in this strike shortened season. In early April, prior to the first of a home and home series ... Read More »

Rangers oust Caps in Game 7 slaughter

After six tense, nail-biting contests between the Rangers and Capitals forced a game seven, New York blasted Washington in a surprise 5-0 blowout on the road delivering them to round two of the NHL playoffs. With a rare offensive outburst and stellar goaltending by all-star Henrik Lundqvist the Rangers move on to their next opponent in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. ... Read More »

Mets blast Phillies 7-2

The New York Mets began their third series of the new season and first on the road with an impressive 7-2 victory over their division rival Philadelphia Phillies. The win was New York’s fifth in their first seven games of the new season. The modest start to the Mets season with four of six wins at home against opponents San ... Read More »