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Canadien changes: Tokarski starts, Galchenyuk back from 14-game absence

May 19, 2014, 7:56 PM EDT

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Montreal’s lineup changes for Game 2 are official: Dustin Tokarski will get the start in goal and Alex Galchenyuk will draw in for Michael Bournival.

Tokarski, who has just 10 games of NHL experience and none in the playoffs, will replace Carey Price in goal while bypassing backup Peter Budaj, who will continue to serve in a No. 2 role.

Galchenyuk, 20, hasn’t played since suffering a knee injury against Chicago on Apr. 9 and has missed the last 14 games as a result. The sophomore scored 13 goals and 31 points in 65 games this year and will play in the playoffs for the first time since last season, when he had three points in a five-game, opening-round loss to the Senators.

  1. joey4id - May 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Habs win 3-2

    • 7mantel - May 19, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      Hello Joe !

      • joey4id - May 19, 2014 at 8:14 PM

        What the heck? It will make for a more interesting game 3.

    • 7mantel - May 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM

      No really hello !

      • joey4id - May 19, 2014 at 8:54 PM

        Well! Doesn’t look like it will happen. Go Rangers!

  2. 7mantel - May 19, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Lets Go NYR’s!!!!!

  3. papajack1259 - May 19, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Rangers have their MoJo in the forum ! Break out the broom

  4. ajg314 - May 19, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    The problem for Therrien now is that if he wants to change from Tokarski in goal to Budaj, it’s going to be interesting to see Budaj’s reaction after being passed over for the start in Game 2. I’m thinking the guy’s got to be a bit pissed off at his coach off right now for being passed over.

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