With an astounding .967 save percentage in his last six starts, Rangers goalie Cam Talbot will be back between the pipes tonight when the Blueshirts, still without starter Henrik Lundqvist, host the Chicago Blackhawks (on NBCSN).
Talbot’s latest triumph came Sunday when he stopped 38 of 39 Florida shots in a 2-1 victory.
Call his play surprising if you want, but the Rangers aren’t shocked.
“It didn’t surprise anybody in here,” d-man Marc Staal said after the Panthers game. “We’re excited for him to get an opportunity to show what he’s got on a consistent basis. He’s been very good for us as a backup. It’s his time to shine.”
No word yet who will start for the ‘Hawks. Corey Crawford made 38 saves last night in beating the Islanders at the United Center, so it could mean Scott Darling’s first appearance since Feb. 27.
Ben Scrivens for the Oilers at home to the Blue Jackets, who are likely to go with Curtis McElhinney.
John Gibson for the Ducks at home to the Kings, who are likely to go with Jonathan Quick.