I'd hate to say that one game could mean this much to a person's career, but if he doesn't show anything tonight he's likely headed down to Hartford for a conditioning assignment (something that probably should have happened last year to get his confidence going ala Ryan Callahan) and from there who knows.
If he steps up down in Hartford, some other organization might be willing to give Prucha, who is a RFA at the end of the year, a chance. If not, he'll probably be recalled and remain seated in the press box.
However, he does still have a legitimate chance of staying in the Rangers line-up if he can chip in a few goals. Both Nigel Dawes and Dan Fritsche have not taken advantage of their opportunities leaving the door wide open for Prucha.
And despite his limited time and production the last few years he remains a fan favorite, do to most Ranger fans thinking he's gotten a raw deal, so he will have a lot of support behind him tonight.
We're rooting for ya tonight Petr. Hopefully you can finally take advantage of this opportunity. If not, we've enjoyed your time here, but it'll best if we all move on.