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Islanders' dark season getting darker

Few glimmers of hope in what was supposed to be a big year

Updated: December 11, 2013, 4:06 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE -- Throw a stone into a well.

Wait for the telltale "plink" that marks the stone hitting the surface, the bottom.

But what if there is no plink?

What if the stone just keeps sinking?

Now you know how the New York Islanders have been feeling. Tuesday night in San Jose, though, the Islanders finally heard the plink. After going 10 games without a win (0-8-2), the Islanders finally earned a victory in the most unlikely fashion, defeating the San Jose ...

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