New York Islanders Defense is on Fire (Winners & Losers)
Winner: Shane Prince
Since coming off injured reserve the former Ottawa Senator has been on fire. In his last three games, he has two goals and four points. Getting on the score sheet against both Toronto and Pittsburgh. Almost immediately cementing himself as a fan favorite.
He didn’t manage to get on the box score against the Lightning, but let’s not use that tire fire as any sort of barometer for failure or success. It was a bad game, like really bad. For the sake of this winner and loser piece, I suggest we just move on from the entire debacle.
Although, he was a nice even 0 in plus/minus on the night against Tampa. Which in-and-of-itself seems like an achievement when absolutely everything went wrong. It was the Murphy’s Law of hockey games.
Sorry! I said I wouldn’t use the Tampa to prove anything, either positive or negative.
Traded for a 3rd rounder in 2016 at the trade deadline last season, Prince is making that move last February to be a savvy one on Garth Snow’s part. If that is at all entertainable by isles fans at the moment.
Prince isn’t making a claim for upper echelon duties, but rather he’s proving that he’s a perfect fit in terms of depth scoring. His third line status is a perfect fit.
On a week that is short on success stories Prince’s is one of the brightest.