How did it happen? A non-hockey writer was called in on the previoius night because of an intense Northeast storm and the staffer brought his son - an Islanders fan - with him. Unknown to the reporter, the youth punched in the obscenity on the computer and didn't inform his dad until the car trip home. By the time the correction was phoned in, the early edition was en route to newsstands.
Newsday later apologized on radio station WFAN.