Found September 26, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
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By Bob Crawford Goaltending often makes the difference in late-season and postseason hockey, and no individual was more responsible for the positive results the Connecticut Whale enjoyed last spring than netminder Cam Talbot. After starting only 25 of the Whale’s first 68 games, and playing second fiddle to Chad Johnson, Talbot got the nod in five of Connecticut’s last eight games of the regular year, and then played all nine of the Whale’s playoff contests.  He was strong in the stretch run, posting two shutouts, a 1.17 goals-against average and a 95.9% save percentage in those last five regular-season starts, and the second-year pro really caught fire in the postseason.  Talbot shut out the in-state rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers, in back-to-back 3-0 decisions, in the first two games of the Whale’s first-round sweep of their Fairfield County adversaries, the first time in franchise history a goaltender had posted zeros in consecutive playoff games.  That was the start of a perfor...
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