5:23PM: From the Rangers game notes: “Cam Talbot enters tomorrow’s contest with a personal shutout streak of 125:34, dating back to the third period on Nov. 8 at Toronto. Talbot has posted five shutouts in 24 career NHL starts, and has registered a 9-5-1 record, along with a 1.70 GAA, a .937 SV%, and 4 SO in 16 career road appearances. He is tied for seventh in the NHL in shutouts (two) this season.”
Ryan McDonagh said that Talbot has a great approach to his role and takes a lot of extra shots if he knows he won’t be playing. McDonagh adds that Talbot always makes sure he is prepared when called upon.” (NYR)
3:19PM: Talbot spoke with the media on Friday (NYR)
- On his last start in Detroit, “It was a memorable one for me. I got my first win in that building and it came in dramatic fashion with Brass scoring with 30 seconds left in OT. It was a memorable night personally and also a huge win for the team at that point in the season because after that we started to build momentum.”
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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.
Cam 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.
Cam 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.
Cam 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.
12:13PM: 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.