The Monday New York Minute. Knicks lock up the fourth seed, Islanders win in OT, plus more

The Monday New York Minute...


A weekend of day drinking may have limited your sports intake. From this past weekend; all things Yankees, Knicks, Islanders, Giants, and more, for your Monday New York Minute.

Return to glory; Knicks clinched the No.4 seed in the Eastern Conference

Julius Randle the All-Star. DRose's rejuvenation tour. Coach Thibs designing a lockdown defense. The supporting cast of rising stars. New York Knicks basketball is so back! After a 96-92 end of the season win over the Celtics, the Knicks lock in the 4th seed in the East and are back to the playoffs since Melo's 2013 season. They'll face the Hawks at home after the play-in tournament. This past season, the Knicks have beat the Hawks three times. PHOTO: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports


Two former first-rounders sign with the New York Giants

Out of left field on this one. After a successful offseason, the Giants add to notable names after tryouts. Kelvin Benjamin comes in to become a tight-end mismatch, with his size. Oh yes, tight end. He has transitioned into a new position. Drafted by the Panthers, a la Dave Gettleman, in 2014. Benjamin has been a formidable wide receiver, with 20 touchdowns in his career.


Super Bowl champion and former Eagle Corey Clement joins the G-Men to add depth in the backfield. With four years and over 600 yards rushing in Philadelphia, he could potentially fill the void of Gallman, and add support to Barkley. Drafted by the Panthers, a la Dave Gettleman, in 2014. Benjamin has been a formidable wide receiver, with 20 touchdowns in his career. The surprise is he now shifts to a tight end. Maybe becomes insurance for Engram and Rudolph or additional firepower? Low-risk, high reward adds for Daniel Jones and Co.


Islanders trade deadline acquisition scores the winner in OT, game one of the first round versus the Penguins goes to the Isle


Kyle Palmieri, the former Devil and Lamoriello’s trade acquisition, scored the first playoff goal and game-winner against the Pittsburgh Penguins, ended the game in OT, 4-3. Beautiful energy, strong goals by JPG and Nelson, and on top of that rookie goaltender, Illya Sorokin, got the start tonight, blocking 39 shots to earn a win in his first career playoff appearance. Big W.


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