'Two weeks ago the Islanders were sitting pretty, up nine points and closer to sixth place. Today they are a bit closer to a desperate situation. "For me, it's been like that for a couple of games." coach Steve Stirling said. But Stirling said that "desperation isn't the right word." He added, "There has to be a greater sense of urgency, more often, for us. I don't think we've grasped that yet."'
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