New York/New Jersey hockey fans have been treated to some transcendent performances this season. We have Henrik Lundqvist standing on his head in net on so many nights to lift the Rangers into a current wild card slot, while the Islanders, who are only three points out of the eighth seed (with a game in hand over Pittsburgh), have been burning out the red lights thanks to the play of franchise center John Tavares and sublime rookie Mathew Barzal.
D’Angelo Russell can’t return to the lineup soon enough. The Nets guard hasn’t played since injuring his knee in Utah on Nov. 11. He’s expected back soon. But how soon is soon? Well, for those who follow this team (or watch “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), “soon” can be open to varying interpretations. Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson wouldn’t define it during his news conference prior to the Nets’ 100-95 home loss to San Antonio on Wednesday night.
I was all set to do a standard “Nets at the midpoint” piece. You know, how the team and its young players have grown over the first half, overcoming a multitude of injuries to take elite teams like the Celtics and Raptors down to the wire three times in the last 10 days. With Monday’s heartbreaking 114-113 overtime loss to Toronto at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn became the first team in five years to play five consecutive games decided by three or fewer points. But then I scrapped it.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".