New York: Never a dull moment

March 8, 2021
This week from the Nets, Islanders, and Rangers
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New York: Never a dull moment
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🏀Nets: A lot has changed for the Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin over the last two days. On Friday, the Pistons agreed to a contract buyout to make him a free agent, and yesterday, he agreed to sign with the Nets.

  • For the first time in his career, Griffin won’t be taking the starring role and will instead be the lovable side-kick to Brooklyn’s Big Three. Griffin has to be glad the Nets popped the question, because he’s clearly eager for that ring.

🏒Islanders: The East Division-leading Islanders snagged a 5–2 win yesterday to complete their undefeated trio of games against the Buffalo Sabres this weekend. Ten different Islanders found the back of the net this weekend, including center Brock Nelson, who scored two yesterday and one on Saturday.

  • Our fave part of the weekend? This goal. Fun aside, the Isles will face a much better team in the Boston Bruins next. Puck drops tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.

Rangers: The Rangers lost 5–1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, dropping to 10-10-3 (wins, losses, overtime losses). Center Mika Zibanejad scored the Rangers’ lone goal to give them the early lead. Then, the Pens fired off three goals within 61 seconds late in the first period, which completely shifted the momentum. Sigh.

  • Thankfully, the Rangers will get another shot at the Pens tomorrow. Catch the rematch at 6 p.m. ET.