Sport: Their Cup Runneth Over

Islanders win a second straight Stanley—and dream of more

An embarrassment for the New York Islanders. They led the Minnesota North Stars by a lopsided three games to none in the finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Islanders, defending Stanley Cup champions, were simply overwhelming the young, plainly awed North Stars. The champagne (nonvintage California) was waiting in the locker room, chilled and ready for postvictory pouring. Some of the Islanders' wives had even flown out to Minneapolis to be on hand for the inevitable festivities.

The celebration had to wait. Playing with the...

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