Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot makes a save against Canadiens' Tomas...

Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot makes a save against Canadiens' Tomas Plekanec during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Credit: AP / Graham Hughes

As Henrik Lundqvist's backup last season, Cam Talbot appeared in 21 games, posting a 12-6-1 record with three shutouts, a 1.64 GAA and a .941 save percentage. He will get "three or four starts" in November, coach Alain Vigneault said Saturday.

"He's going to start getting into a rhythm," Vigneault said. "In an ideal scenario, we'd like to get him about 20 starts; I haven't changed my mind."

Talbot, 27, is expected to start one of the back-to-backs next weekend in Toronto or at home against Edmonton.

Talbot, 0-1 with a 2.89 GAA in two appearances, has been a bargain at $562,500 and has incentive to do well. He will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

Henrik moves to No. 2

Lundqvist's start was his ninth of the season and 583rd appearance as a Ranger, which nudged him past Gump Worsley for second on the team's all-time list for goalie appearances. Mike Richter has the franchise record with 666.

Stepan not there yet

Center Derek Stepan, who fractured his left leg in training camp, practiced for the second straight day, but Vigneault said it would be "stretching it" to say that Stepan will dress Monday against St. Louis when he is eligible to come off long-term injured reserve. Stepan is more likely to make his season debut against Detroit at home on Wednesday.

Lineup changes

There were two lineup changes. On defense, Michael Kostka stepped in for John Moore, who sat out the first game of his five-game suspension. Rookie Kevin Hayes, who was a healthy scratch on Monday, was back in, with Ryan Malone a healthy scratch.

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