2005_12_sprucha.jpgAfter suffering a brutal loss to the Capitals on Saturday, the Rangers bounced back on Monday night beating the Minnesota Wild 3-1 at the Garden. Petr Prucha scored twice on the power play and looks very comfortable with his promotion to the top line. Martin Rucinsky playing in his second game since coming back from a knee injury had three assists while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots.

The win expands the Rangers division lead to 5 points over the Flyers and puts them only three points behind Ottawa for the conference lead. They now head on the road for three games with contests at Nashville, Chicago and St. Louis.

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