News: Cam Talbot starts tomorrow

Cam Talbot starts tomorrow against the Flyers in Philadelphia. (NYR)

Henrik Lundqvist will start on Saturday against the Flyers at MSG. (NYR)

Talbot stopped 31 Flyers shots last Wednesday.

Read: Cam Talbot contributed last night

Cam TalbotCam Talbot picked up his first win of the season and fourth career shutout last night in stopping all 31 shots that the Flyers put on him.

Talbot said that last night he felt like he had something to prove and it was the first time he felt like he did last year. He said that he felt confident after making some early saves.  (NY Post)

He said that it was hard for him knowing that he hadn’t really contributed to the team this season so it was important for him to have a strong game. (NY Post)

Alain Vigneault said after the game that to get into the playoffs you need a good backup goalie and added, “that was Cam with a real good performance and we need that from him and hopefully that will give him the confidence that he needs right now to continue to do that.”

Kevin Klein said last night on ESPN Radio, “Talbs deserved it tonight. He played really well and made the stops when we had breakdowns. The last 3 minutes he was stellar.”

Dave Maloney said on ESPN Radio that it was an important start for Talbot and the Flyers forced him to be a “player” late in the game.

Note: Cam Talbot starts tomorrow against the Flyers

Cam TalbotCam Talbot will start for the Rangers tomorrow against the Flyers. (NYR)

Talbot is 0-2-1 this season and only stopped 88 of the 100 shots he has faced. His goals against average is 3.48.

Talbot made his first NHL start against Philly last year, stopping 25 of 27 shots. He also stopped 5 of 5 shots in game six of the Rangers/Flyers first round match up last year.

Read: Cam Talbot needed to make some more saves last night

Cam TalbotCam Talbot allowed 5 goals on 31 shots last night including two after the Rangers took a third period lead.

Following the game, on MSG, Dave Malone said ” “In the third, all things equal, your goalie needs to come up with a save and I am not sure that he did, I am not sure he has been the Cam Talbot of last season. It’s early in the season but they need a save from their goaltender and I don’t think they got it in the third period.”

Talbot said after the game that he had to come up with a few more saves. (NY Post)

He is 0-2-1 this season and has a save percentage of .880 and a GAA of 3.48.

Note: Cam Talbot against Toronto, Henrik Lundqvist against Edmonton

Talbot Lundqvist Henrik12:13PM: Cam Talbot will start tomorrow against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Henrik Lundqvist will start against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. (NYR)

Talbot is 0-1-1 this season and has stopped 62 of 69 shots with a 2.84 GAA.

Talbot started this past Monday against St. Louis and stopped 31 of 34 shots.

After that game, Talbot said that the Rangers need to win close games and that starts with him. (MSG)

Brian Leetch said on MSG after that game, “I didn’t see one moment where he looked uncomfortable and the pucks were hitting him, he was aware and comfortable and very impressive. When you are not playing, practice is your opportunity and you really have to work hard. I thought he was tremendous today.”

Last season, Talbot was 2-0 against the Maple Leafs, allowing 2 goals on 52 shots.

News: Cam Talbot starts tomorrow night

Cam Talbot2:52PM: Talbot said today (NYR):

  • On getting into a rhythm, “it’s huge for me. Last year I had my first start and then back to back and then 3 of 4 and I was able to get into a rhythm to start my career. It would have been tougher to come in and play once and sit on the bench for 2-3 weeks. To get into a rhythm as a backup goalie is big and helps keep me in game shape and ready.”
  • On the mental rhythm, “there could be but I always try and stay mentally ready so that I can be prepared in case anything happens. I approach it like last year and staying ready and you never know what can happen, now more than ever, we have 15 in 30 or so and I will be ready and when I get the call I will give my best for a chance to win.”

12:46PM: Cam Talbot will start tomorrow night for the Rangers in their game against St. Louis. (Zipay)

Talbot has one start and has stopped 31 of 35 shots that he has faced this season with a GAA of 2.89.

Alain Vigneault said yesterday that Talbot will get more starts this month. Vigneault said that he and Benoit Allaire have Talbot pegged for 3-4 starts. (Daily News)