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Dustin Tokarski | Goalie

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
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With his performance Friday night against Colorado, Dustin Tokarski took a big step forward in his battle for the Habs' backup job with Peter Budaj.
Tokarski played the entire game and stopped 27 of 29 shots in a 3-2 win, all the more impressive as the Canadiens dressed a very young lineup in front of him. Montreal coach Michel Therrien was certainly impressed. "He's a gamer," said Therrien. "You look at the way he played in the playoffs and this was a tough game for him tonight. He was playing against a very good team with not much experience in front of him. But he battled hard and he deserved the win." It will be interesting to see how this battle winds up but Tokarski's fantasy stock certainly went up Friday night. Sep 27 - 9:51 AM

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The Montreal Canadiens will enter training camp with three NHL-caliber goaltenders on their roster.

In addition to the rock solid Carey Price, the Habs have a battle brewing for their backup goaltender spot between upstart Dustin Tokarski and the veteran Peter Budaj. GM Marc Bergevin refrained from committing to either netminder when asked about the situation this week. "Peter Budaj is a proven backup goalie in the NHL and a good one," Bergevin said. "Dustin Tokarski came in the playoffs last year, the sixth game against the Rangers and was extremely good, but again you're going against a guy with the experience and is a really good backup goalie. So that's why you have training camp and we'll see what happens. We have depth in that position now." Although it would take an injury to Price for either of these goalies to have significant value this season, Tokarski is our pick to win the training camp battle and the roster spot.
Source: tsn.ca
Sep 16 - 9:25 PM

Carey Price was very impressed with the work of Dustin Tokarski in the playoffs.

Tokarski, who replaced the injured Price against the Rangers, was the Habs' best player in the five games he played. Of Tokarski's performance, Price had the following to say: "That's probably one of the hardest situations you could ever throw a guy into. And he really excelled. He showed why he's won at different levels." There is a very good chance that Tokarski will be Price's backup next season.
Jun 1 - 10:50 AM

Montreal goaltender Dustin Tokarski did all he could Thursday, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Rangers from scoring a 1-0 win in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals and eliminating the Canadiens from the postseason.

Tokarski blocked 31 of 32 shots in a strong effort, but was ultimately let down by his teammates. All told, he acquitted himself well in the playoffs after he was thrust into action in place of the injured Carey Price, sporting a 2.60 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
May 29 - 11:20 PM

Dustin Tokarski and the Canadiens emerged victorious in a wild 7-4 decision over the Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night.

Tokarski struggled during a crazy second period in which the Habs allowed three consecutive goals to blow a 4-1 advantage and ultimately allowed four goals on 27 shots to earn a victory. The series will shift back to Manhattan for Game 6 Thursday.
May 27 - 10:56 PM

Dustin Tokarski will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Carey Price is making progress in his return from a knee injury, but he doesn't appear to be even close to playing. Tokarski has done a solid job in Price's absence, posting a 2.62 GAA and .917 save percentage in three contests.
May 27 - 10:54 AM

Goaltender Dustin Tokarski, filling in for the injured Carey Price, was not exactly stellar in the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers in New York Sunday night.

While he made 26 saves, Tokarski probably should have been able to stop the game-winning goal scored by Martin St. Louis in the first overtime period. St. Louis got the puck in the right circle and had an open look at Tokarski, who has robbed St. Louis on several occasions in the series. This time, St. Louis ripped a shot inside the near post and over Tokarski's glove to win it. He might've also reacted better on the slapshot, breakaway goal scored by Derick Brassard. In any case, he wasn't the Tokarski who starred in the Canadiens' Game 3 overtime win. Tokarski's GAA remains impressive in the post-season. It's 1.84, and he has a .946 save percentage.
May 25 - 11:40 PM

Dustin Tokarski, who was the Canadiens' star in their Game 3 comeback win over New York Thursday night, is listed as being born in the wrong city in all media guides.

Tokarski, who stopped 35 of 37 shots in the Habs' 3-2 overtime win, is listed as coming from Humboldt Saskatchewan, a city of approximately 6,600 people. However, Tokarski is really from the very small town of Watson, which has 800 people and is approximately 25 miles outside of Humboldt. Tokarski's family ran a grain farm in Watson and his parents still live there. Talk about coming from humble beginings to the bright lights of New York City. It will be interesting to see how Tokarski fares in his second game in the Garden Sunday.
May 24 - 10:32 AM

Dustin Tokarski was excellent in goal for Montreal Thursday night as he backstopped the Habs to a 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Tokarski was the primary reason for Montreal's victory on this night, as he held his teammates in the game despite the fact they were badly outplayed. The youngster turned away 35 of 37 shots to earn his first career postseason win and rewarded coach Michel Therrien's faith in him with a strong performance. Game 4 of the series will go on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
May 22 - 11:17 PM

Dustin Tokarski will play between the pipes in Game 3.

Montreal is leaning on Tokarski because Carey Price is out for the series. He made his playoff debut on Monday, stopping 27 of 30 shots in the Canadiens' 3-1 loss to the Rangers.
May 21 - 12:20 PM

Dustin Tokarski stumbled in his first playoff start Monday, dropping a 3-1 decision to the Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Coach Michel Therrien made news earlier in the day when he announced that Tokarski would start over backup Peter Budaj, a controversial decision. It's hard to pin this loss on him since he stopped 27 of 30 shots in the contest, but that may not stop the narrative from being formed. It's unclear whether he or Budaj will start Game 3 Thursday.
May 19 - 11:12 PM

Dustin Tokarski will reportedly start against the New York Rangers on Monday.

Tokarski had a 2.38 GAA and .919 save percentage in 41 AHL games this season. The 24-year-old only has 10 games worth of NHL experience, but with Carey Price injured, the Canadiens' only other alternative is Peter Budaj. Given that Budaj has a 5.13 GAA and .843 save percentage in seven career playoff contests, it's not surprising that Montreal is willing to gamble on their untested, but promising young goaltender.
May 19 - 4:51 PM

Dustin Tokarski has signed a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens.

In three games with Montreal this season Tokarski posted a 2-0-0 record with a stellar .946 save percentage and a 1.84 goals against average. In 40 games in Hamilton, Tokarski was equally impressive with a 20-15-3 record and an .920 save percentage and 2.36 goals against average. We like his prospects for the future as Carey Price's understudy.
Apr 12 - 11:08 AM

Dustin Tokarski has been returned to the minors.

Carey Price will be back in the lineup on Thursday against the Islanders and Peter Budaj will back him up.
Apr 10 - 1:04 PM

The Montreal Canadiens recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from the AHL on Sunday.

It's unlikely he'll make much of an impact, as he's expected to back up Peter Budaj so the Habs can give Carey Price a breather with little on the line. Even so, keep an eye out for a potential start/relief appearance. He's been sharp in very limited NHL action this season.
Apr 8 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski