Cam Talbot will be in goal for the New York Rangers when they take on the Minnesota Wild on Sunday evening. The Blueshirts have been unable to sustain any sort of positive momentum over the last few weeks, and will turn to Talbot after Henrik Lundqvist’s recent string of starts.
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Lundqvist only has one win in his last five outings, and has seen his save percentage dip below .900 in four of those five contests. New York hasn’t been able to score very many goals, and the netminders haven’t been able to come up with many big saves lately. This has caused the Rangers to plummet down the standings.
They are currently in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division. Because that group has been so awful as a whole, the Rangers still have some time to scratch and claw their way back into the playoff picture.
Talbot has outplayed Lundqvist through his limited starts this season. His .934 save percentage towers over that of Lundqvist (.905) and six of New York’s 16 wins have come with the No. 2 guy in net. Some journalists have been calling for him to continue to start until the typically stellar Lundqvist can find his game.