4. Cam Talbot Emerges As A Star

Just the thought of a Henrik Lundqvist injury gives Rangers Nation a chill down their collective spines.

But that is exactly what happened when he took this shot to the neck:

Martial Law was declared in New York City, and mass panic erupted among Ranger fans.

Enter former Ranger back up goalie, Cam Talbot.

Known affectionately as the “goal buster”, Cam Talbot was clutch in Lundqvist’s absence, posting these impressive stats:

Expectations for Talbot were low, as fans were just hoping that he could post a .500 record. A .500 record would at worst out the Rangers in the playoffs while giving Hank time to recover.

Fast forward to April, and the New York Rangers won their first President’s Trophy in 20 years, thanks to the outstanding play of Cam Talbot.

Talbot was also award with the Steven McDonald Award.

This “extra effort” award is a cherished annual tradition at MSG, and Talbot joins names such as: Henrik Lundqvist, Mats Zuccarello, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, and Adam Graves, just to name a few.

I've been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals. E-mail me at: Chris.Wengert@elitesportsny.com