Rangers goalie Cam Talbot has glow-in-dark ‘Ghostbusters’ mask (photos)
Even though New York Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot hasn’t sniffed the crease during the team’s run through the playoffs — Henrik Lundqvist of course has had the net on lockdown (deservedly so) — the 27-year-old Canadian netminder nevertheless has managed to draw some attention to himself courtesy of an absolutely out-of-sight mask.
Talbot is known for his affinity for cool headgear, but his latest “Ghostbusters” mask, featuring noted film villain Slimer, is about as cool as goalie masks come.
Designed by Swedish artist David Gunnarsson of DaveArt, Tabot’s masked ode to the “Ghostbusters” film series changes Slimer’s color from its patented green to a blue more in tune with Rangers colors. The mask also features the “Ghostbusters” logo, but the best part of all? Utilizing Gunnarsson’s G.L.O.W Tech FX, parts of Talbot’s mask glow in the dark. Spooky.
“Slimer is big, he is sliming and drooling, and he looks very hungry,” Gunnarsson wrote on Facebook. “Lucky for us Cam Talbot is also known as the ‘Goalbuster’, so he can take care of the Slimer and get him rid off his face.”
More on Talbot’s appreciation of the classic and creepy comedic film series, via InGoal:
This is Talbot’s third Ghostbusters based mask, having previously worked with DaveArt on his Ectoplasm Rocker and 2014 Stadium Series designs. For more of Gunnarsson’s great artwork check out his website, Twitter feed, and Instagram.
Awesome. And if the Rangers can take their Game 7 showdown with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden? Chances are the scene in New York will resemble one described by Dr. Peter Venkman in his classic line: “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!”
Yeah, you knew that reference was coming.
[H/T Puck Daddy]