Talbot stopped 28 of 31 shots from the Panthers for a 4-3 overtime win at home Wednesday. Talbot surrendered three unanswered goals to put himself in a hole before the Oilers jabbed back with an even-strength marker from Jordan Eberle in the third period and Connor McDavid with the sealant in overtime. No goalie has worked between the pipes more than Talbot this season, as he's already started an eye-popping 42 games this season. If you're relying on him in fantasy, there must be at least some level of concern that he could burn out -- his peripheral numbers don't jump off the page, as he's maintained a 2.42 GAA and .918 save mark.
Talbot will be between the sticks against the Panthers on Wednesday. Talbot has already reached his career high for wins in a season and is currently riding a three-game win streak in which he has posted a 1.29 GAA. Matched up versus a Florida squad that has the fourth worst goals per game average in the league at 2.28, the netminder seems poised to extend his win streak to four. If the 29-year-old continues to perform at this level, the Oilers could make a push for a Pacific Division title.
Talbot turned aside 21 of 22 shots in a 3-1 win over the visiting Coyotes on Monday. It was the third straight win for Talbot, who's now won five of his last six starts and is up to a plentiful 23 wins on the season. He also improved his GAA to 2.42 to go with a .918 save percentage -- which are surprisingly a bit below his career marks of 2.31 and .922 despite the 29-year-old having the second most wins in the NHL.
Talbot will guard the cage for Monday's meeting with Arizona, Jack Michaels of Oilers Radio Network reports. Talbot has won four of his past five outings, allowing just one goal to tickle the twine in a two of those matchups. On the year, the netminder is 22-12-6 with a trio of shutouts and a .918 save percentage. The 29-year-old will look to make it three wins in a row against the bottom dwelling Coyotes.
Talbot stopped 24 of 25 shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout victory against the Flames. Talbot has 22 victories this season, with three coming against the rival Flames in three tries. He'll likely be in between the pipes for the fourth and final meeting of the regular season on Jan. 21 in Calgary. Talbot remains a solid No. 2 fantasy netminder across most formats.
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