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Cam Talbot and Coach McLellan talk about the goaltender's support at and away from the rink

by Marc Ciampa /

Racking up back-to-back shutouts to help propel the Oilers to a 2-1 series lead against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, Cam Talbot was given a different line of questioning after practice on Monday, asking about his twins at home and how they help him away from the rink. 

"It just gives you an opportunity to get away from hockey. If you have a bad night or something like that, something's not going your way, you can go home and pick up your kid and forget about it," Talbot opined. 

"It's been helpful to get away at times and just focus on things at home. It's been very rewarding for me and I think it's helped me in the long run."

OIlers head coach Todd McLellan added that Talbot's ability to produce the season he has is very impressive given the amount of energy required once he is at home. 

"Anybody who's been around twins, never mind just one but two little ones running around. They're getting into that stage now where it's a track meet around the house.

"What that tells me is he's got a real good bride at home. Obviously she takes care of the kids and Cam's a very good father who balances it out and has a great support staff at the rink with (goaltending coach) Dustin Schwartz and his teammates."

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