Tokarski Recieves 2nd Star Award As Habs Take 3-2 OT Win
Dustin Tokarski gave the Canadiens the type of goaltending they typically get from Carey Price, who is out with a knee injury. Tokarski made 35 saves, including 26 through two periods and 34 in regulation. The 24-year-old looked calm and composed in his second playoff start. Now the Montreal Canadiens have life in the Eastern Conference Final. Alex Galchenyuk scored off a rebound 1:12 into overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers in Game 3 on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers lead the best-of-7 series 2-1. Game 4 is Sunday at Madison Square Garden. For more on the game Click Here. If you aren’t aware, he was cut by six or seven midget AAA teams in Saskatchewan before the Prince Albert Mintos gave him a chance. Later, two WHL teams dropped him before he caught on with the Spokane Chiefs. . . . In fact, his mother, Darlene, emailed Mike Mazurak, the Mintos’ GM, to see if he needed a goaltender and the rest, including a national midget AAA championship, is history. As Mazurak told the Saskatoon StarPhoenix six years ago: “She sends me that email every year just to remind me.” . . . If you would like to read more about the legend of Dustin Tokarski, which includes Memorial Cup and World Junior titles, the StarPhoenix story, written by Darren Zary, is right here.