It’s high tide in the Pacific Division this week.
On Monday, the NHL announced the Three Stars of the Week, and every player was from a Pacific Division team.
Along with Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (First Star) and Anaheim’s Mason McTavish (Third Star), LA goalie Cam Talbot was part of the honorees. Via the NHL PR team:
SECOND STAR – CAM TALBOT, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS
Talbot turned aside 77 of the 80 shots he faced, compiling a 3-0-0 record, 1.00 goals-against average, .963 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Kings (7-2-2, 16 points) to a perfect week as they stretched their point streak to six games dating to Oct. 24 (5-0-1). He made 29 saves, including 24 across the second and third periods, in a 4-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 31. Talbot then defeated two of his former teams, denying 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators Nov. 2 and earning his 29th career shutout – and first with Los Angeles – with another 24 saves in a 5-0 triumph versus the Philadelphia Flyers Nov. 4. The 36-year-old Talbot, who signed with the Kings in July, shares the League lead with six wins and ranks fourth overall with 229 saves through nine total appearances this season (6-2-1, 2.14 GAA, .923 SV%, 1 SO). That record includes an active five-game point streak dating to Oct. 27 (4-0-1, 1.42 GAA, .945 SV%, 1 SO).
Talbot was also part of an extended discussion on this weekend’s Kings Of The Podcast episode. Listen in as hosts John Hoven and Dennis Bernstein evaluated his recent play here:
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