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BLOG: Talbot named Third Star of the Week

by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending April 2.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Three straight wins, just five goals allowed & one victory away from an #Oilers franchise record! Cam Talbot = @NHL Third Star of the Week!

From the NHL:

Talbot went 3-0-0 with a 1.66 goals-against average and .946 save percentage to help the Oilers (44-25-9, 97 points) earn victories against three Pacific Division rivals and clinch a postseason berth for the first time since 2005-06. Talbot began the week by stopping 34 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings March 28. On March 30, he made 38 saves in a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks and followed with 16 saves in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks April 1. The 29-year-old native of Caledonia, Ont., has appeared in a League-high 70 games for the Oilers while earning 40 wins for the first time in his career (40-21-8, 2.36 GAA, .921 SV%, 7 SO) to equal a single-season franchise record set by Grant Fuhr in 1987-88.

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