Nilsson will be in the crease Wednesday night for a road start against the Hurricanes. Nilsson has only seen the Hurricanes once in his career, and that was back in 2013-14. This season, he has made 10 starts and along with that is a 2.83 GAA and .908 save percentage. Those are below average numbers, but it's worth noting that Nilsson has been strong as of late, allowing just two goals on 50 shots between his most recent games against the Devils and Capitals respectively.
Nilsson stopped 29 of 30 shots in Monday's loss to the Capitals. Nilsson played well enough to get the win in this one, but Braden Holtby was perfect on the other end and the Capitals beat him for the only goal of the game with less than seven minutes to play. He appears to have wrestled away the starting job from Cam Talbot, and Monday's performance against a tough offensive club should keep him atop the depth chart for the time being.
Nilsson will be in between the pipes for Monday's tilt with Washington. It seems Nilsson has wrangled the job of Oilers' starting netminder from the struggling Cam Talbot, as on Monday he will be making his seventh start in nine games. This is not to say that Nilsson has been great this season, because he hasn't, he has just been better than Talbot. In past seasons, playing an Edmonton goalie in any fantasy format was almost never a prudent decision, and nothing has changed in that regard this season. Nilsson will face a tough test in Washington on Monday, as Alex Ovechkin and co. will pepper him with shot after shot.
Nilsson stopped 19 of 20 shots in Friday's win over the Devils. A great bounce-back performance from Nilsson, who had been beaten for four goals in each of his last two outings. The 25-year-old is now 4-4-1 on the season with a .901 save percentage. The Oilers have been hard-pressed for wins this season, but if they can build off this five-goal outburst, more victories could pile up for Nilsson.
Nilsson will get the starting nod Friday night at home against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Nilsson has gone against the grain this season by having a better GAA (2.72) on the road than in front of the home crowd (3.98) through eight starts. While Friday's game is in Edmonton, Nilsson can trust that he's had great success against the Devils, having posted a .952 save percentage and 1.34 GAA in five career contests.
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