Prior to Cam Talbot’s start against the Predators in November, Henrik Lundqvist was asked by the Daily News about Talbot and what he sees from his game.
Lundqvist says that he has seen big improvement from Talbot since he first joined the organization, that he is a lot faster in net. (Daily News)
He added that Talbot is playing with a lot of poise and when the goalie is confident and making the proper saves, it brings confidence to the whole group.
Talbot told Ranger Rants that he is “in awe” when watching Lundqvist and often wonders “how the hell did he do that.”
He says that Lundqvist is obviously a big time goalie and that he is just trying to follow in his footsteps.
Lundqvist recently praised how Talbot has played this season.
Talbot is entering the final year of his deal with a cap hit of $562,500.
He was 12-6-1 in the regular season and had a save percentage of .941 and a GAA of 1.64.
In the playoffs, Talbot was 0-1 and allowed two goals on 13 shots.
5:30PM: Talbot said today (Rangers):
- “It happened in game in game six in warmups and I just reached back for a shot after one of the drills is over, just getting out of the net and reached back to bat a puck out of the air and went back to the middle of the net and it caught me in the middle of the hand and I broke a bone in my right hand. Not the way I wanted to end the season.”
- What is next, “nothing, it wasn’t displaced or anything. Didn’t need surgery. It’s better now but it wasn’t’ strong enough to hold a stick or anything like that.”
- A few more weeks, “I could probably hold a stick now, it was pretty quick healing but unfortunately not quick enough.”
- “It was the worst situation possible. No one wants to to happen and to happen in the Stanley Cup Final is a big blow to me and I wish I could have been part of it.”
- On Hank, “he is the definition of a pro. Just so, prepared and mentally strong and everything that…he is the epitome of an All-Star goalie and one of the best in the World and I learned a lot from him and obviously no one competes harder than him. That is the biggest thing, how he practices and gets ready for games.”
- Could you have played tonight, “I was gonna get back on the ice yesterday so we would have found out.”
6/16/14 | 2:26PM: Talbot said today that he broke his hand on a “fluke deflection” and couldn’t hold his stick. (Pat Leonard)
Talbot said that had the Final continued he may have been able to start skating. (Steve Zipay)
6/15/14 | 7:59PM: Larry Brooks writes that Cam Talbot broke his hand during warmups of game six of the Eastern Conference Finals and that is why he was unavailable during the Stanley Cup Final. (NY Post)
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4:38PM: Talbot is still listed as day to day by Alain Vigneault (Rangers)
12:54PM: Cam Talbot was injured during warmups of game six of the Eastern Conference Finals against Montreal. (NY Post)
The injury is still unidentified and Alain Vigneault has called Talbot “day to day.”
Talbot did not back up Henrik Lundqvist in game one of Stanley Cup Final and has not skated since game six.
Cam Talbot is starting the third period for the Rangers.
This is Talbot’s first career playoff appearance.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 19 of 23 shots in 39:57 of ice time.
Joe Micheletti said, “I think it’s a good move to bring Talbot it. Let Henrik rest and watch and see what happens…I couldn’t say that the goals were his fault by any means.
Last night against Montreal, Cam Talbot stopped 26 of 27 shots and in two games in Montreal this season, Talbot has not allowed a goal in regulation.
Talbot stopped 6 shots in the first, 11 in the second, 8 in the second and one in OT before Brian Gionta ended the game on a penalty shot.
From the Rangers game notes, “Cam Talbot made 26 saves in the contest in the overtime loss, and finished the season with a 12-6-1 record, including an 8-3-1 record on the road. Talbot allowed two goals or fewer in 16 of 19 starts this season, including 11 of 12 road starts, and allowed one goal or fewer in six of his 12 road starts. The Rangers goaltender has also posted a 1.37 GAA, a .948 SV%, and three shutouts in 13 road appearances on the road this season. In two appearances against Montreal this season, Talbot posted a 1-0-1 record with a 0.49 GAA, a .980 SV%, and one shutout.”
Marc Staal praised Carey Price but also said that Talbot played really well for the Rangers.
After the game, Alain Vigneault said ““he has played really well. Young goalie who didn’t start the season with us. He came, got an opportunity to play, deserved his starts and did a real good job behind Hank. We have two good goalies there.”On what happened leading up to the penalty shot call, “
Talbot finishes his first regular season in the NHL with 19 starts, 21 appearances, a record of 12-6-1, a .941 save percentage and a 1.64 GAA.
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Cam Talbot will start tonight for the Rangers and make his second start of the season in Montreal. (Renaud Lavoie)
Talbot stopped all 22 shots for the Rangers on November 16 to pick up the Rangers first win in Montreal since 2009.
He will be opposed by Carey Price for Montreal. (Renaud Lavoie)
Cam Talbot stopped 26 Oiler shots last night to pick up his third shutout of the season and go to 8-3 on the road this season.
From the Rangers game notes, “Cam Talbot posted his third shutout of the season with a 26-save effort, and is now 12-6-0 overall with an 8-3-0 mark on the road this season. He improved to 5-3-0 with a 1.51 goals against average, .946 save percentage, and two shutouts in eight career games against Western Conference opponents. Talbot became the first Rangers goalie other than Henrik Lundqvist to have at least three shutouts in a season since Mike Dunham in 2002-03.”
On MSG last night, Talbot spoke with John Giannone:
- On the team defense, “we played great right off the get go. Giving up three shots to a team with that much firepower in the first period was pretty impressive and I think two of them came from outside the blue line so we did a great job of shutting them down five on five and I think the only time they really got some chances was on the PP which moves the puck around pretty well so we did a great job of tracking back and taking away their odd man rushes and everyone collapsed to the front and cleared out the rebounds that were there. A great team effort.”
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