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Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Prince of a Guy: Shane's place in Isles history

Shane Prince had a period (and a night) to remember in game 1.

In doing so, he tied some Islander history:

According to the geniuses at Elias Sports Bureau, Prince is the 4th Islander rookie to scored 2 goals in a game.

All 4 did so by scoring both of their goals in the same period, so Prince now shares two Islander records.

The other three:

Alex McKendry (1980 at Los Angeles, Game 4), Patrick Flatley (1984 vs. Washington, Game 5) and Pat LaFontaine (1984 at Edmonton, Game 5). 

And some extra from me: 

Mc Kendry scored at 1:46 and 10:15 of the third period in the series-clinching win (His goals made it 3-0 and 6-0).

Flatley scored at 9:16 and 16:57 of the second period in the series-cinching win (His goals tied the game at 2, and made the score 4-2)

LaFontaine also scored his goals in a series-clincher, but it was the game in which Edmonton dethroned the Isles as Stanley Cup champs.  Patty scored twice in the first 35 seconds of the third period (:13 and :35) as the Isles cut the Edmonton lead to 4-2.  They remain the fastest two goals from the start of a period by one player in Stanley Cup history.

The Isles certainly hope that Prince's career follows one of the Pat's and not McKendry.  McKendry played 10 regular season and six playoff games for the Isles; those were his only two goals.

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