Ever since Talbot got two starts in a row and AV had to answer questions about it, we haven't seen him.
Talbot let up two soft goals in the loss. One snap shot through the five hole and one soft shot through the arm.
Secondly, Lundqvist is the starter. He shouldn't have to sit once every three games for Talbot. Lundqvist has never had to do that his entire career. And after signing Lundqvist to that contract, Sather gave Lundqvist a vote of confidence that this is still his team.
A work horse who is used to play 10 games in a row before getting a night off won't benefit from getting a rest every 2-3 games for Talbot.
And secondly, if Talbot started, it would be just another game where he faces limited chances, and everyone would be riding high on him to sit Henrik.
Give Lundqvist the easy game for a change. He hasn't had too many of them. He can use an "easier" night. And I don't think this will be as easy as that shutout Talbot got against them, but if the Rangers can manage to play even average defense, this game should be ten times easier than Lundqvist's last star against the Capitals. Let him build up a little confidence against these offensive inept teams instead of always giving Talbot the go for a 15-20 save shutout.