Petr Prucha provides quite a punch when he gets into the New York Rangers lineup. His only problem has been getting regular work.
Prucha got the Rangers even Monday night when he scored one of New York’s four third-period goals that carried them to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders. The speedy Czech forward has only two goals this season, but both were scored after lengthy benchings.
“I got lucky,” said Prucha, who hadn’t played in eight games. “It’s tough being out of the lineup for so long, and it was frustrating. I got the chance to play again and scored, so hopefully I will be in the lineup for the next game.”