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Pens' Talbot: 1 goal since scoring 2 in Cup finals @NHLdotcom

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nobody's giving Max Talbot the superstar treatment these days.

Talbot, a checking line forward for most of his five-season NHL career, significantly raised his visibility by scoring both Pittsburgh Penguins goals in their dramatic 2-1 victory over Detroit in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals in June.

Sidney Crosby got shut out. Evgeni Malkin got shut out. Talbot got two as the Penguins became the first team since 1971 to win a finals Game 7 on the road, and the first since 1979 in any of the major American pro team sports to win a championship-clinching Game 7 away from home.

That's what is making Talbot's tail-off this season so difficult for him to accept. His linescore since that memorable Friday night in Detroit: one goal, five points and a whole lot of disappointment while missing half of the Penguins' 54 games due to multiple injuries.

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