We’re all suckers for the Cinderella story. The underdog, the unknown athlete who comes out of nowhere and rises to the occasion.
Just like an old Western where one man stays and the other gets out of Dodge, this town isn’t big enough for two top goaltenders.
Scorching-hot goaltender Cam Talbot continued his mastery between the pipes. Talbot made 38 saves, including 20 during a one-sided second period controlled by the visitors.
Last season’s unexpected surge to the Stanley Cup Final was not a fluke. It was practice.
Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s league-leading 45th goal.
Since Feb. 4, Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot has surpassed expectations while franchise netminder Henrik Lundqvist remains sidelined indefinitely due to a vascular injury.
Tuesday night will mark the final Rangers-Islanders regular-season epic at Nassau Coliseum. And with everything that’s at stake, it’s sure to be a good one.
While some players get caught up in the emotions, Rangers center Derick Brassard wills himself into thriving. You saw it again on Sunday.
With about one-quarter of the season remaining, the Rangers are in the thick of the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference.
Here’s a statistic that should put a scare into the rest of the NHL: The Rangers have gone 8-1-2 without all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Kevin Hayes broke a scoreless deadlock 3:00 into the third period, Cam Talbot made 21 saves, and the New York Rangers hung on to beat the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Lately, the Rangers have been playing with fire. It was only a matter of time before their defensive warts would cost them points. On Thursday night, they finally got burned.
Kevin Hayes had a goal and two assists and the New York Rangers survived a third-period rally to beat the reeling Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Thursday night.
It looks like the Rangers’ resolve is going to be tested for a while.
For however long Henrik Lundqvist is out, the Rangers are in good hands with backup goalie Cam Talbot manning the fort.