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Flames' Talbot among NHL stars of the week

Last Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 3:51 pm MDT

Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot stops a shot from the San Jose Sharks during NHL pre-season action on Sept. 26, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. BEN MARGOT / ASSOCIATED PRESS

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The NHL’s three stars of the week have been announced, and among them sits a familiar face covered by a Flame’s goalie mask.

Calgary goaltender Cam Talbot was one of the stars, including Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and Rangers defenceman Tony DeAngelo.

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Following his performances in their last three games, the Flames have rocket-launched to take first place in the Pacific.

With help from fellow netminder David Rittich, Talbot and the Flames remain perfect in 2020 so far.

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Talbot’s .953 save percentage and 1.67 goals-against average helped the Flames secure clutch wins in important games like the second of Battle of Alberta against his old team, the Oilers, on Saturday.

The 32-year-old, 6’4″ goalie came to Calgary after being an unrestricted free agent following a trade from the Oilers to the Flyers.

After losing four of his first five starts of the season, Talbot has turned things around and has been a key asset to the Flame’s recent success.