Talbot made 28 saves on 32 shots in an overtime loss to the Red Wings on Friday. Talbot has lost four games in a row, and he's let in at least four goals in all of those games.
Talbot will start in the crease Friday night against the Red Wings, Jim Matheson of Edmonton Journal reports. Talbot gave way to Anders Nilsson in the past four games, and seems to have lost out on the starting netminder gig that he owned entering the 2015-16 campaign. Given that Talbot has a 3-8-0 record, 3.09 GAA and .890 save percentage, he's generally considered a poor spot-starter in fantasy leagues.
Talbot gave up four goals on 28 shots in Saturday's loss to the Kings. Talbot is struggling. The 28-year-old has lost three straight games and has surrendered at least four goals in each of those outings. Talbot is now 3-8-0 on the season with a .890 save percentage. While he'll see a good amount of action in the Edmonton crease, it's hard to see him picking up too many wins behind a team lacking quality defensemen.
Talbot will be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Kings, play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports. Talbot has largely struggled this season, posting an ugly 3-7-0 record with a 3.00 GAA and .893 save percentage in 11 appearances. He does, however, draw into a relatively favorable matchup Saturday against a Kings team that has been mediocre offensively this season. L.A. has averaged 2.44 goals scored per game this season, tied for 10th worst in the NHL.
Talbot once again will ride the bench Thursday, reports Edmonton Journal. Andres Nilsson had a big game Wednesday, making 34 saves in the Oilers 4-3 overtime victory over Anaheim and has been rewarded with a second consecutive start because of it. The Oilers paid a hefty price to acquire Talbot at the NHL Draft but may be regretting this acquisition as Talbot is having a hard time playing behind a subpar defensive corps. He is still technically the starting goaltender for Edmonton, but Nilsson could make this a goaltending controversy before long.
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