After learning that Carl Hagelin would return to the lineup, word came out that young goaltender Cam Talbot would start in between the pipes for the New York Rangers. Talbot has participated in two games since the retirement of Martin Biron, and he is 1-1-0. He has played very well and is a good goaltender. He knows how to make saves that are crucial during the game.
His first game was October 24th, against the Philadelphia Flyers. He had 25 saves in his opener, but fell to the Flyers 2-1. His next game was against the Detroit Red Wings, where he held on through the overtime and helped the Rangers beat the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on their Breast Cancer Awareness night. He had 32 saves against the Red Wings.
His stats look good. In his to games, he has a GAA of 1.94 and a save percentage of .934. He received the great opportunity to play in the NHL after Biron announced his retirement. Now, he will get a few NHL games under his belt to help out Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist played in the home opener for the New York Rangers Monday night. Lundqvist was in net during the 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Lundqvist had this to say about the goal Alex Galchenyuk got Monday night:
“If that’s not a kick, I don’t know what a kick is. Seriously, there needs to be some sort of consistency in calls. It’s just a frustrating goal there that kind of kills the whole game.”
If you missed the controversial goal, you can see it here:
Cam Talbot has a lot to prove, filling in the shoes of Marty Biron. It will be tough to be a standout goaltender behind King Hank, but he should be a nice fit for the Rangers this year.