Prince scores twice for Islanders, who chase Bishop from Bolts’ net

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The Minnesota Wild were bounced from the playoffs, but hockey fans got to dust off cheesy Prince jokes for at least one more night.

That’s because Shane Prince enjoyed quite the first period of Game 1 for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He punched in two goals in the opening frame.

You can watch his first goal above the headline and the second one below:

Most people leaned on “Let’s Go Crazy” for their jokes, but there has to be more, right?

(Well, “Party Like it’s 1999” doesn’t really work because the Islanders weren’t very good back then. “Purple rain” seems too easy, even with the Lightning tie-in. Did Prince ever write a song called “Shane?”)

Update: The Islanders bumped their lead to 4-1 on a John Tavares goal, and that was it for Ben Bishop, who was pulled midway through the second period.