New York Rangers-Top Four Stories From The 2014-2015 Season

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Feb 24, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot (33) makes a save on Calgary Flames left wing Lance Bouma (17) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

4. In Cam We Trust

Before the start of the season, Cam Talbot had one mission in mind.

“I’m out to prove last year was no fluke.”

If you recall, Talbot became the heir apparent to the veteran Marty Biron to serve as backup to Henrik Lundqvist. He quickly became the talk of last season, going 12-6 with a ridiculous 1.64 GAA and one shutout.

This season, it did not start the way he and Rangers fans wanted it for an encore. Through his first 10 games played, Talbot was 4-5-1.

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Then, the injury to Lundqvist happened in early February. He would be sidelined for the next two months with a vascular injury and the hopes of a fan base grew a little dimmer.

With no one else to turn to, Talbot was tapped on the shoulder to be the number one goalie. And with that opportunity, he made the most of it.

He backed stop the Rangers team with a 16-4-3 record. And yes, he was the main reason why the Rangers ended up where they did for the season. It was through Talbot that the team was able to stay in games. Just like what Lundqvist had been doing for years, Talbot did the same.

This post season, he has the best seat in the playoffs: on the bench. He may not have an opportunity to get in the playoffs. But, if the Lundqvist should falter and need a breather, Talbot will be more than ready to step in and lend a hand.

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