Islanders fall to Stars, drop into last place

Kevin Poulin #60 of the New York Islanders

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Kevin Poulin #60 of the New York Islanders makes a first period save against the Dallas Stars. (Dec. 15, 2011) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

One bad game for the Islanders turned into two. Now, after blowing a one-goal lead in the third period and dropping a 3-2 decision to the visiting Stars, it's a four-game losing streak, and the Islanders have fairly well erased all the confidence and fortitude they built up during their 4-0-2 streak.

They also are back in last in the Eastern Conference, falling a point behind the Hurricanes,...

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