Sport: Joy in Uniondale

The Islanders don't choke

Just after the New York Islanders won their first Stanley Cup championship in the team's eight years, Captain Denis Potvin hoisted the 31-lb. silver trophy above "his head and as tradition dictates, skated triumphantly around the rink. Other Islanders rolled on the ice in glee, while some 15,000 fans roared out of Nassau Coliseum and turned Hempstead Turnpike into the world's loudest parking lot. Said Rookie Ken Morrow: "I just can't believe we did it."

Morrow was not alone. The Islanders were laboring under a well-deserved reputation as the team that chokes big. For years they had torn...

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