If you were to slot Dustin Tokarski and Thomas Vanek into suitable roles in Broadway productions based on their performances thus far in the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers, the marquees above the respective theatres would probably read something like this:
Dustin Tokarski stars in David and Goliath
Come see if this young rookie, in the role of David, can finally slay those red-white-and-blue giants from the Big Apple!
Thomas Vanek plays the lead in The Invisible Man
If we can find him — no costume required.
Truth be told, both Tokarski and Vanek will be about eight blocks south of New York’s famed theatre district on Thursday for Game 3 against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. When all is said and done, both will be key factors for a Montreal Canadiens team that trails the series 2-0 and pretty much has its collective back against the dressing room wall.