NHL: San Jose 2, Columbus 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Thomas Greiss made his first start in more than a month Thursday and allowed only a first-period goal in boosting San Jose to a 2-1 win over Columbus.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Columbus 2

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Kaleta scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:52 remaining Thursday, helping lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-2 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Dallas 4, Columbus 2

DALLAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Shelton Douray broke a third-period tie Saturday and highlighted a Dallas comeback that gave the Stars a 4-2 win over Columbus.

NHL: Colorado 3, Columbus 2 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Shootout goals by Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene finished off a late Colorado rally Wednesday and gave the Avalanche a 3-2 win over Columbus.

NHL: Nashville 3, Columbus 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Matt Halischuk gave Nashville a two-goal lead in the opening minute of the third period Friday and the Predators held on to down Columbus 3-2.

NHL: New Jersey 3, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored the first of three unanswered goals 64 seconds into the game Thursday and the New Jersey Devils held on to down the New York Rangers 3-2.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Colorado 1

DENVER, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Marion Gaborik's hat trick, the 10th of his NHL career, powered the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win Sunday over the Colorado Avalanche, ending a five-game skid.
NHL: New York Rangers 4, Florida 1

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Florida 1

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Vaclav Prospal scored his seventh and eighth goals this season Wednesday, boosting the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

NHL: New York Rangers 5, Phoenix 2

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Marian Gaborik led the New York Rangers past the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 Monday, scoring two goals and an assist.

NHL: New York Rangers 4, Los Angeles 2

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Vaclav Prospal scored two power-play goals in the first period Wednesday in leading the New York Rangers to their sixth straight win -- 4-2 over Los Angeles.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 1

TAMPA, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz scored twice Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins skated to a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Tampa Bay 8, Calgary 6

TAMPA, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis each scored twice and Mark Recchi had five assists for Tampa Bay Sunday, leading the Lightning over Calgary 8-6.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Vaclav Prospal's power-play goal with 1:33 to play Sunday lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

NHL: Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 1 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Maxim Lapierre scored the deciding shootout goal Tuesday to hand the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Tampa Bay 3

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Derek Roy had a goal and an assist Saturday night to lead the Buffalo Sabres' 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.
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Vaclav Prospal
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Lasse Kukkonen (28) of Finland celebrates with Vaclav Prospal (40) of the Czech Republic after Prospal scored against the Washington Capitals during the second period of the Eastern Conference quarter finals at the Verizon Center in Washington on April 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Václav "Vinny" Prospal (born February 17, 1975) is a professional ice hockey left winger for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Prospal was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, third round, 71st overall. He has previously played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Flyers. While with the Flyers, Prospal suffered a fractured arm during the 1997 playoffs. Prospal and another player collided during the Flyers' practice session. During the 1997-98 season, Prospal, who was named to the 1998 Czech Olympic Hockey Team, broke his leg while fighting for the puck with Lance Pitlick during a game with the Senators; Prospal was unable to play in the 1998 Winter Olympics. Ironically, Prospal was traded to the Senators a few months later. During The Lockout, Prospal played for his hometown team HC České Budějovice, leading them in scoring and helping the team return to the Czech Extraliga.

At the beginning of the 2007-08 season, while with the Lightning, Prospal posted 12 goals and 10 assists making it his best career start. On February 25, 2008, Prospal was dealt back to the Flyers for defenseman Alexandre Picard and a 2009 second-round draft pick.

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