Tokarski shows again why he’s a winner
NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of the Canadiens’ 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, defenceman P.K. Subban talked about goaltender Dustin Tokarski and made a comparison between the rookie and a Hall of Famer with a handful of Stanley Cup rings. “He reminds me of Grant Fuhr,” Subban said. “I’m not saying he’s Grant Fuhr, but he has that same ability to make the big save at the right time. “I have a gold medal because of him,” noted Subban, who was Tokarski’s teammate when Canada won the world junior championship in 2009. “I saw him give four or five goals in a game, but he’d make that big save that gave you the win. He wasn’t even our No. 1 goaltender going into the tournament — that was Chet Pickard — but he was in there when we won the gold.” Subban and Tokarski weren’t even born when Fuhr and the Edmonton Oilers began their run of five Stanley Cups in seven years from 1984 to 1990. But Subban knows the history of the game and he’s right-on with his description of Fuhr, who made it into the Hall of Fame with a career goals-against average of 3.38. Playing in a more wide-open era, Fuhr was known for making the key save in a 6-5 game and for raising his level of play in the playoffs. For more on this article by the Montreal Gazette Click Here.