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BROSSARD, Que. - Hope and speculation ran high when Carey Price took to the ice in full equipment before the Montreal Canadiens game-day skate on Tuesday. But coach Michel Therrien threw a wet blanket on it all when he said emphatically that Price will not play again in the NHL Eastern Conference final, even it the Canadiens managed to extend it to seven games. "Thats just part of the process of making a comeback," said Therrien. "Hes not going to play in that series. Hes not going to play." The goalie who backstopped Canada to gold at the Sochi Olympics in February has not played since suffering a right knee injury in the second period of the series opener when New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider crashed into him while on a breakaway. Therrien said at the time that Price would miss the rest of the series but may be back if Montreal advanced to the Stanley Cup final. It appears that is still the plan. Price had a brief skate wearing a track suit before practice on Monday and was out in his gear with goalie coach Stephane Waite and a trainer for about 30 minutes a day later. He didnt put any pressure on the knee by making stops and starts. But he was down on his knees and stopping shots from Waite, without moving from side to side. "There is a process in place for him to come back, but it wont be in the next few days," said Therrien. "And we dont want to start thinking about the next series because we have a (very) big game to play. "But Carey is working really hard in physio and in the gym. (Monday) was a step, this was another step in his rehab. Hes working on what he has to do." Dustin Tokarski, the third stringer behind regular backup Peter Budaj, took over in the third period of the series opener and has been solid in goal, even though the Rangers took a 3-1 series lead going into Game 5 on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old had played in only 10 regular season NHL games before this years playoffs, perhaps because teams are wary of using an undersized (five-foot-11) goalie, but the Watson, Sask., native has held his own. In 11 periods of hockey from the first to the fourth game, including two overtimes, he allowed eight goals for a 2.63 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage. Price was 8-4-1 with a 2.36 average and .919 save percentage. Forward Max Pacioretty has no worries about having Tokarski in the net. "Not at all, anymore," said Pacioretty. "You dont see goalies get hurt too often, so at first its kind of a tough pill to swallow. "But since Game 1 weve had confidence in Dustin. Each game hes better and better and I think that confidence has gone to a whole new level." He was excited to see Price back on the ice, however. "Seeing him every day and talking to him, we know his timeline and we know we have to win for him to come back," he said. "And that he will come back if we win. "So seeing him put the pads on gets the boys going a bit more than it would just seeing him on the (trainers) table. But we know we have to win to get him going and we want to do that for him." Defenceman Mike Weaver said Tokarski has earned the teams confidence. "Having a goalie back there where you know hes going to make that key save consistently, everybodys behind him," said Weaver. "Weve just got to concentrate on we do — speed, getting pucks to the net and getting bodies to the net." The Rangers had good news on the injury front as well as Derek Stepan skated while wearing a guard on his helmet to protect his broken jaw. Stepan was injured in Game 3 on a blindside hit that earned Montreals Brandon Prust a two-game suspension. While Stepan finished the game, he had surgery the next day on his jaw. He was to be checked out by three doctors, but was expected back in the lineup. 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Louis and Ryan Kesler have demanded to be traded.SUNRISE, Fla. - The New York Islanders blew a late lead, yet still managed to pull out their fifth straight win.Kyle Okposo scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the Islanders outlasted the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Friday night.Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome and John Tavares had goals in regulation for New York, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots. Frans Nielsen also scored in the shootout.Having the lead in the third period, leading 3-1, you want to finish the game, Halak said. We gave them hope to come back, and unfortunately for us they did.We found a way and stuck to the game plan.Aaron Ekblad, Jimmy Hayes and Brian Campbell scored for Florida, and Vincent Trocheck had two assists. Roberto Luongo made 30 saves.Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in the shootout for Florida.It was a huge comeback for us, but Ive got to find a way to make some saves in the shootout, Luongo said. Its not acceptable for me to let in two.Leading 3-1, the Islanders seemed to be cruising to victory midway through the third period but the Panthers scored twice in the final 10 minutes to tie it.Florida closed to 3-2 on Campbells power-play goal at 9:58. Campbells shot went over Halaks left shoulder for his first of the season and first in 28 games.Ive been in a struggle, Campbell said. Its nice to feel Im starting to escape the last couple games and play the way Im capable of.The Panthers tied it with 2:35 left as Ekblads slap shot from just inside the blue line got past a screened Halak.For whatever reason, we stopped moving our feet, and it was just a lack of discipline, and it led to penalties, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. Its the first time weve done it all year, really. Weve got to learn from it.The Islannders seemed to put the game away earlier in the third when they stretched their lead to 3-1 at 3:57.ddddddddddddJohnny Boychuks shot bounced off Luongos chest, and the goalie couldnt get a grip on the loose puck. It went under his pads, and Kulemin swept it in.The Islanders had trailed 1-0 but scored twice in 1:59 to take the lead.They got even at 13:09 of the second when Okposo passed the puck to Tavares in the right circle for a wrist shot that beat Luongo on the glove side.New York went ahead on Stromes breakaway goal. Strome took a nice pass from Thomas Hickey near the red line and came in alone. He put a wrist shot past Luongo with 4:52 left in the second.We just want to keep it going, Islanders forward Josh Bailey said. Its a long year, and when you get on a bit of a roll, you want to ride the wave as long as you can.An odd play came with three minutes left in the second. Floridas Aleksander Barkov shot the puck that Halak trapped between the back of his head and the crossbar. A video review confirmed that a goal wasnt scored.Hayes goal at 12:37 of the first was his third in three games and gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead.Trocheck made a behind-the-back pass from in back of the net to Hayes in front, and his shot got by Halak. The goal ended the Islanders shutout streak at 193 minutes, 48 seconds, the second longest in team history.The longest Islanders streak was 199:24, set in 1998.NOTES: Halak is 9-1 in 10 games against Florida and has won five in a row against the Panthers. ... Bailey returned after missing eight games with a hand injury. ... Luongo is now fifth on the NHL career list in saves. ... Panthers LW Sean Bergenheim missed his sixth game because of a lower-body injury. 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