By Michael M. McMahon
March 06, 2014

By Mike McMahon

Canadiens back-up goaltender Dustin Tokarski had a moment he'd like to forget in Anaheim tonight.

The 24-year-old goalie thought he was playing a center ice dump-in from Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin, until the puck took a crazy bounce of the stanchion and found its way into the unoccupied net.

For Tokarski, who was recalled from AHL Hamilton last week, the game-tying gift is a learning experience for a young goalie that does not know the tricks to every NHL arena just yet, though he's not the first goalie to be the victim of a bad bounce. Last February, Thomas Vokoun suffered a similar fate with the Pittsburgh Penguins after Washington Capitals  defenseman John Carlson dumped the puck into the offensive zone. In January, there was a close call for Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton, who was able to recover and rob Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl.

earning his first win

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