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Arthur Staple

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

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Islanders' Nick Leddy making his presence known

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John Tavares willing to sacrifice scoring for team wins

John Tavares of the New York Islanders looks

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

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay

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

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Isles' fourth line provides thunder in win over Lightning

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay

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

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Evgeni Nabokov starts for Lightning in goal vs. old team

Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes

Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a first-period save against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

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Decisions on lineup await as Michael Grabner returns to practice

New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner looks

New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner looks on during Group B training camp at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

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Islanders can't finish chances, lose to Tampa Bay

New York Islanders goalie Chad Johnson makes a

New York Islanders goalie Chad Johnson makes a save as defenseman Johnny Boychuk keeps Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson from a rebound during the second period of an NHL game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: AP / Chris O'Meara)

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Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle and Anton Stralman return as former Rangers

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan celebrates

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders with teammates Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula during the first period of an NHL game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: AP / Chris O'Meara)

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Former Islander Evgeni Nabokov has good feelings about his old team

Tampa Bay Lightning's Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Kazakhstan,

Tampa Bay Lightning's Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Kazakhstan, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno during the second period of an NHL game Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (Credit: AP / Jay LaPrete)

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Islanders have a lot of depth up and down organization

Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart skates during minicamp at

Islanders prospect Griffin Reinhart skates during minicamp at Nassau Coliseum. (July 9, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)

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