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Video: Tokarski makes another unlikely save; Stepan scores in return

May 27, 2014, 8:38 PM EDT

Derek Stepan made it 1-1 moments ago on a goal that might just haunt Dustin Tokarski, possibly exposing one of the drawbacks of Tokarski’s aggressive style. Even so, the scrappy goalie has provided some real highlight reel saves in this series, with this unlikely save on Carl Hagelin ranking pretty high up there:

The drawbacks of his style may very well keep him from making a lasting NHL impact, yet in a league of largely similar goalie styles, it’s been entertaining to see something a little different.

Here’s that regrettable Stepan goal:

Tomas Plekanec matched Stepan’s nifty tally to make it 2-1, so maybe that Stepan goal won’t sting as much?

  1. bleedrangerblue - May 27, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Subban said it was a lucky save.

  2. lowenni - May 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    What a save by Tokarski. Definitely a softie after that with the Stepan goal but looks like the Canadiens won’t be able to use the “losing Price really hurt us” excuse if they lose, cause Tokarski’s been real solid this whole series.

    As for the Stepan injury, I don’t think it’s “fishy” like everyone is saying or some conspiracy, I just think the injury was made out to be worse than it actually is. Maybe they were trying to get Prust the suspension, but he missed game 4 and he got surgery so it’s not like he faked it. He’s playing through the injury, however bad it may be. Too much is being made of it, in my opinion.

    • joey4id - May 27, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      I don’t think it was a softie. The puck went off the Montreal d man and dipped just below Tokarski’s blocker.

  3. tremblay09 - May 27, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    The Queen is outplayed by the Rookie.

    • 19to77 - May 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      Riiight. I forgot, the series is 3-1 for the Habs because Tokarski is outplaying Lundqvist so badly.

      Meanwhile, back in reality, it’s a tie game. Go on, weep for more penalties. It’s what you people do.

  4. dontbsuchapuss - May 27, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Jesus let the kid bask in the glory of playoff hockey he was thrown in there and has been as good as could be expected gives his team a chance to win that’s all that could be asked of him

  5. bigdaddy44 - May 27, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Embellishment!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

  6. bucrightoff - May 27, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    This game is insane…

  7. 19to77 - May 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    It must be hard to live P.K. Subban’s life. Every time someone makes physical contact with him, he instinctively falls over.

  8. mackattack29 - May 27, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Lol its an unlikely save? Try amazing save..

  9. hockeyflow33 - May 28, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    What is the defenseman doing there?

    Congrats on not only leaving the shooting lane open but not covering the open winger or passing lane.

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