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The goaltending situation has been interesting this year.
Henrik Lundqvist: 30 games played, 12-15-2, 2.70 GAA and .908 save percentage
Cam Talbot: 13 games played, 8-3-0, 1.72 GAA and .936 save percentage
State of Affairs: This season Lundqvist has been mediocre most nights, and Talbot has been lights out. Martin Biron's demotion to the AHL and surprise retirement thrust Talbot onto the Rangers' roster, and he hasn't looked back since.
He has been a steady force for the Rangers, and he made multiple starts in a row twice this season. This led to the speculation that a goalie controversy was underway, but Lundqvist's return to the crease dispelled the rumors.
Verdict: Thus far Talbot has played like a Vezina winner, and Lundqvist has played like a backup. Barring a major injury, Lundqvist will be the guy for the Rangers during any potential playoff games. Therefore, the Rangers' franchise player needs to be a lot better going forward, or they won't stand a chance during the playoffs.