03/10/2013 8:35 PM ET
GEICO Week in New York: March 11-17
By Brian DiMenna / SNY.tv
The Knicks got bad news this week, losing Amar'e Stoudemire for the rest of the regular season. (AP)

Hope everyone has turned their clocks ahead, what with Daylight Saving Time in effect, no one likes to walk in somewhere at the wrong time because of the faulty clocks.

Mets: The Mets have been playing Spring Training games and not making much news doing so, unless the fact the outfield still stinks comes as some sort of surprise to you, which it shouldn't. Eventually these games will count, for now they'll just happen.

Yankees: The Yankees' offseason of nightmares has been getting worse, with news now that both Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira may be out until May with significant injuries. Mariano Rivera announced he'll retire at the end of this season, meaning not only will the rest of us not have to deal with him anymore, but he may even go out on one of the worst Yankees teams in decades. Now's the part where I'm supposed to say something classy and respectful about the great Rivera, but I'm just not going to.


Monday, March 11
1:05 PM MLB NY Mets at Detroit
1:05 PM MLB NY Yankees vs. St. Louis
7:00 PM NBA Brooklyn at Philadelphia
10:30 PM NBA NY Knicks at Golden State

Tuesday, March 12
1:05 PM MLB NY Yankees at Tampa Bay
7:30 PM NBA Brooklyn vs. New Orleans
9:00 PM NCAAB Rutgers vs. DePaul
7:00 PM NHL NY Rangers at Buffalo

Wednesday, March 13
1:05 PM MLB NY Mets at Washington
7:05 PM MLB NY Yankees vs. Philadelphia
10:30 PM NBA NY Knicks at Denver
2:00 PM NCAAB Syracuse vs. TBD
7:30 PM NHL New Jersey vs. Philadelphia

Thursday, March 14
1:10 PM MLB NY Mets vs. Detroit
1:05 PM MLB NY Yankees at Toronto
10:30 PM NBA NY Knicks at Portland
8:00 PM NHL NY Rangers at Winnipeg
7:30 PM NHL NY Islanders at Tampa Bay

Friday, March 15
1:05 PM MLB NY Mets at Atlanta
1:05 PM MLB NY Yankees vs. Miami
7:00 PM NHL New Jersey at Philadelphia

Saturday, March 16
1:10 PM MLB NY Mets vs. Miami
1:05 PM MLB NY Yankees vs. Philadelphia
1:00 PM NHL NY Rangers at Pittsburgh
7:00 PM NHL New Jersey vs. Montreal
7:30 PM NHL NY Islanders at Florida

Sunday, March 17
1:10 PM MLB NY Mets vs. Atlanta
1:05 PM MLB NY Yankees at Pittsburgh
3:30 PM NBA NY Knicks at LA Clippers
8:00 PM NBA Brooklyn vs. Atlanta

Knicks: The Knicks got the bad news that Amar'e Stoudemire will miss the rest of the regular season after another knee surgery, putting not only the team's season in jeopardy, but his career as well. Of course, the loss of STAT may be more emotional than anything, as the team hadn't quite figured out exactly how to use its big three in the first place. But while a blowout of Utah on Saturday may have shown that they'll be able to survive without Amar'e in the short-term, it's still hard not to think that the team's postseason ceiling has just been lowered. The Knicks are set for a critical west-coast trip, with games this week against Golden State and Denver that will go along way to showing if they deserve their place among the Eastern Conference's elite.

Nets: Brooklyn is now fast on the Knicks' heels in the Atlantic, thanks to a three-game winning streak and an explosion from Deron Williams. Perhaps thanks to a recent platement-rich therapy, or what have you, Williams is finally looking like the franchise point guard the Nets thought they'd acquired. Williams poured in 11 three-pointers in a win over the Wizards, and Brooklyn followed it up with another nice win over Atlanta. The Nets look ahead to a couple of bunnies with the Hornets and Sixers, before another tilt with Atlanta later in the week.

Rangers: The Rangers have gotten their season back on track, having won four of their last five games thanks largely to the play of Rich Nash. New York finished their week with a 4-1 win over Washington, that I would go into more detail on had I actually seen it. They'll tee up Buffalo, Winnipeg and Pittsburgh next week as they look to keep their momentum going.

Islanders: The Islanders were having something of a good week, having won three of four heading into Sunday's meeting with Pittsburgh. Naturally, a 6-1 loss to the Penguins Sunday evening would dampen the moods and send them into next week's matchups with Tampa, Florida and Ottawa feeling far less optimistic.

Devils: The Devils faced something of an opposite situation, entering Sunday losers of three of their last four, before eking out a 3-2 win over Winnipeg to close out the week. They look ahead to a home and home with the Flyers before a visit from Montreal to close out their week.

Big East basketball: Georgetown secured a share of the Big East regular season crown by closing out its rivalry with Syracuse in epic fashion, with a 61-39 beatdown sending the Orange to their fourth loss in five games. After three straight losses, Connecticut finally got its 20th win of the season with Saturday's victory over Providence, closing out the season for the postseason-ineligible Huskies. After five straight losses, Rutgers finally got another Big East win with a 56-51 victory over Seton Hall on Friday night. They'll close out their regular season Tuesday against DePaul.

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