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Arthur Staple, with Newsday since 1997, has covered high school sports, college sports, baseball, hockey and football.
Nine times in 35 games.
That’s 25.7 percent of the Islanders’ season, over a quarter of the time they hit the ice -- that’s how often they have blown a third-period lead.
Four of those were two-goal leads, like Tuesday night. In three of them, the Islanders have allowed the tying goal in the final minute of regulation -- like Tuesday night.
A remarkable eight of those nine have...Read more »