Watch Canadiens vs. Rangers game 4 by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article. Montreal took game 3 in overtime to put themselves back in the Rangers vs. Canadiens series, trailing two games to one.
Game 4 will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York, but that may not pose a problem for the Habs. So far, the visiting team has won every game in this series. The Canadiens also did well on the road in their series against Boston and Tampa Bay.
The big story of game 3 as the stellar play of third-string net minder Dustin Tokarski, who was playing in his second NHL playoff game (and only his 11th NHL game of any kind). Tokarski stopped 35 of the 37 shots he faced and kept the Canadiens in the game.
Tokarski, who has big skates to fill as he fills in for the injured Carey Price, had this to say after game 3, according to a Yahoo! Sports report:
“I did everything I could. I played the same game all the way. I felt more comfortable as it went along. So glad we overcame that late bounce and got the winner.”
Canadiens’ coach Michel Therrien had this to say about Tokarski’s performance:
“Dustin Tokarski was phenomenal. He’s a battler, and most important thing, he’s a winner. I felt our team played with more confidence as the game went on, and (New York) got a break at the end to tie the game up. But without Tokarski’s performance, probably the result would have been different.”
Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson added some drama to the Rangers vs. Canadiens series when Montreal Canadiens players spotted him watching them during one of their practices in New York. According to Therrien, doing this represents a significant breech of protocol, violating a gentlemen’s agreement between coaches not to watch opposing teams’ practices between games. According to an AP report, Therrien had this to say about Samuelsson’s breach:
“Coaches are not allowed to attend practices between games. Game day is different. We let them know. It’s always been like that. That’s the way it is.”
The New York Rangers will be playing without left winger Dan Carcillo, who has been banned for at least 10 games for using physical force against an official. Carcillo elbowed a linesman. The suspension could potentially sideline him for the rest of the playoffs and – if he doesn’t appeal – will definitely keep him out of the remainder of the Rangers vs. Canadiens series.
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