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Canadiens in the playoffs: Tokarski making believers

The Montreal Canadiens are right back in their series with the New York Rangers.

Habs' coach Michel Therrien says 24-year-old rookie netminder is 'a winner'

Dustin Tokarski was sensational in his first career playoff victory. Douglas Gelevan reports... 2:26

The Montreal Canadiens are right back in their best of seven Eastern Conference final with the New York Rangers.

And it's largely thanks to the play of the Habs' rookie goaltender Dustin Tokarski, who made 35 saves for his first playoff win on Thursday in Manhattan.

Many thought this series was over when Habs' starter Carey Price was injured in Game 1, but Tokarski is giving the doubters reason to think twice. 

Habs' coach Michel Therrien said he went with Tokarski for Game 3 because he's a winner. 

It's safe to say everyone from his teammates to the fans agree.

Montreal Canadiens back-up goalie Peter Budaj, center, congratulates fellow goalie Dustin Tokarski after the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday. (Seth Weni/Associated Press)


The CBC Montreal Sports team has you covered for the Montreal Canadiens' 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run. Andie Bennett and Doug Gelevan are with Habs from the first round all the way to the victory parade.

Check out cbc.ca/montreal every morning for highlights, interviews from the locker room and the latest reports from Doug and Andie in Montreal and on the road.