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TALBOT NAMED NHL'S THIRD STAR OF THE WEEK

The netminder went 3-0-0 last week

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

MONTREAL - Cam Talbot has kicked 2020 off with a bang.

The Flames netminder went 3-0-0 and has earned Third Star of the Week honours from the NHL.

"I'm just most proud of the three wins," he told CalgaryFlames.com after the morning skate in Montreal. "The guys played great games in front of me this week and a lot of it is a testament to them. I'm just back there in case something breaks down from time to time. These guys played an unbelievable week in front of me so a lot of the credit has to go them."

During his three games last week, Talbot posted a 1.67 GAA and a. 973 save percentage. He kicked the week off with a 31-save performance in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. He then followed that up by making 42 stops in another 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. Talbot closed out the week with 29-save game vs. the Oilers, leading his club to a 4-3 victory over their provincial rivals.

In his first season with the Flames, Talbot has a 7-7-0 record with a 2.54 GAA and a .922 save percentage.

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