Saturday night was a much better night for the prospects of the New York Rangers and New York Islanders then Friday was. We saw better efforts out of several prospects even if they didn't show up on the score sheet.
Ranger's First Star Michael St. Croix
Can we just simply give this prospect his contract already? Michael St Croix (NYR 2011, 4th) goes from having a four-game scoreless slump to a favorite to win WHL player of the week again.
For the second time this season Michael St. Croix registered a five point night and for the second time this week a hat trick. St. Croix earned the game's first star thanks to a 3–2-5 night in leading his Edmonton Oil Kings to a 9-2 whipping of the Prince Albert Raiders.
It's the kind of repeat story that we never get tired of telling because we've waited so long to be able to tell this kind of story. We can say that because we've waited eight years to see nights like this.
The details as well as the rest of the day for Ranger prospects can be found right here.
Islanders First Star Brock Nelson
It has been a while since we've seen Brock Nelson (NYI 2010, 1st) here as he has been rather quiet as of late but that was not the case Saturday night. Nelson's 17th goal of the season turned out to be the game-winner as his North Dakota (team with no nickname) defeated St. Cloud State 3-2.
The goal which came at 2:50 of the 3rd period 4th game-winning goal of the season for Nelson. Nelson also had a secondary assist on North Dakota's 1st goal of the game as a game's 2nd star improves to 17-10-27.
Nelson was not the only Islander prospect to have a good evening as you can check out the rest of the Islander prospects right here.
( St. Croix- Edmonton Oil Kings, Nelson- NHL media)
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