Cam Talbot of Caledonia, Ontario recorded his sixth National Hockey League career Stanley Cup Playoff shutout on Thursday. In an elimination game, Talbot made 23 saves as the Minnesota Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-0 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. With the win, the Wild still trail the Golden Knights three games to two in the best out of seven West Division semifinal.
Talbot made six saves in the first period, seven saves in the second period, and 10 saves in the third period. It appeared the Golden Knights had scored in the third period, but the goal was disallowed because of goaltender interference. Shea Theodore of Langley, British Columbia led the Golden Knights with six shots on goal.
Offensively for the Wild, Jared Spurgeon of Edmonton, Alberta had a multi-point game as he had two assists. It was Spurgeon’s first two points of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Wild captain now has 23 career playoff points in 54 career postseason games.
Talbot’s shutout on Thursday was also the second in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The first was in game one on May 16 in a 1-0 Wild win over the Golden Knights in overtime. Game seven of the series will take place on Friday from Las Vegas.