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Arthur Staple

Arthur Staple, with Newsday since 1997, has covered high school sports, college sports, baseball, hockey and football.

Forbes ups Islanders' value to $300 million; Rangers at $1.1 billion

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Derick Brassard of th Rangers attempts a second-period shot as Johnny Boychuk of the Islanders defends at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Isles coach Jack Capuano approaches 300 games

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New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano gives instructions during overtime of an NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: AP / Gene J.Puskar)

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After scoreless tie, Islanders make it 5-for-5 in shootouts

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his shootout winning goal against Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Andrew MacDonald has mixed emotions on return to Coliseum

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders shoots the puck in the first period against Andrew MacDonald #47 of the Philadelphia Flyers during a game at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Islanders enjoying their new vantage point at the top of their division

Islanders teammates surround Islanders left wing Matt Martin

Islanders teammates surround Islanders left wing Matt Martin after his tying score with 1:07 in the second period during an NHL game on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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Islanders complete two-game sweep of Penguins

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Islanders teammates celebrate center Anders Lee's score in the third period during an NHL game on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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Isles' Michael Grabner still awaits return to lineup

Michael Grabner of the Islanders tries to control

Michael Grabner of the Islanders tries to control the puck during the first period against Luke Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Oct. 26, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Islanders' Nick Leddy making his presence known

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Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders celebrates his first-period goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Uniondale. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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John Tavares willing to sacrifice scoring for team wins

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John Tavares of the New York Islanders looks on after the first period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images / Alex Goodlett)

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Isles' fourth line provides thunder in win over Lightning

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The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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