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Cam gets Kings
After Henrik Lundqvist beat Anaheim last night, the Rangers will give Cam Talbot the start this evening when they take on the Kings for the first time since last year’s Stanley Cup Final.
Talbot, who’s emerged as one of the league’s better backups over the last season-and-a-half, last played on Dec. 21 against Carolina, stopping all 18 shots faced for his third shutout of the season. The 27-year-old is 3-3-1 on the year with a 2.02 GAA and .928 save percentage, and has just one loss in his last four outings.
No official word yet on who’ll start for the Kings, though Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off the ice at today’s morning skate.
Devils at Bruins: Cory Schneider for New Jersey, no word yet on a Boston starter.
Caps at Flyers: Steve Mason for Philly, no word yet on a Washington starter.
Sabres at ‘Canes: Jhonas Enroth vs. Cam Ward
Blackhawks at Wild: Corey Crawford vs. Niklas Backstrom
Stars at Preds: Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas, Pekka Rinne likely for Nashville.
Sharks at Blues: Antti Niemi vs. Brian Elliott
Sens at Avs: Craig Anderson vs. Semyon Varlamov
Jets at Coyotes: Ondrej Pavelec vs. Mike Smith
Panthers at Canucks: Roberto Luongo vs. Ryan Miller