Talbot saved 34 of 36 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs. Talbot was able to recover from his past three contests after being slaughtered for 15 goals in that timespan. The 28-year-old rebounded nicely, not allowing Toronto to capitalize on five power plays by stopping all 14 shots that came his way. It'll be interesting to see how he fares against the Jets on Saturday.
Talbot will be the home starter in goal Thursday night, taking on the Maple Leafs. Since inking a three-year, $12.5 million contract extension in January, Talbot has gone 3-5-0 with a .907 save percentage. He turned in two consecutive wins to start the month following the return of stud rookie Connor McDavid, but the Oilers have allowed 15 goals in Talbot's last three appearances. Of course, his next date is against the Buds, who have dropped two straight decisions and could struggle to find an identity after shipping captain Dion Phaneuf to the Senators on Tuesday.
Talbot allowed two goals on 26 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Devils on Tuesday. After allowing nine goals on 44 shots over the weekend, Talbot was able to regain some of his footing on Tuesday when he put on a respectable showing against the Devils. Both of the goals he allowed came when his team was down a man on the penalty kill. Despite not getting the win, this game should have certainly alleviated some fantasy owners after the rough weekend Talbot just had.
Talbot will start for Edmonton on Tuesday versus the Devils. Talbot had a rough couple of games this past weekend as he gave up nine goals on 44 shots to the Canadiens and Islanders, respectively. Hopefully, a start against a Devils team playing the second half of back-to-back games will be enough to get him back on track.
Talbot allowed four goals on 20 shots after entering in relief in Sunday's loss to the Islanders. Anders Nilsson started the game but allowed three goals in just over 10 minutes, but Talbot proved to be just as ineffective Sunday, forcing coach Todd McLellan to replace goalies once again later in the contest. It was a rough weekend for the 28-year-old, as he allowed eight total goals in just over four periods of action in the back-to-back set, and he now sits at 11-16-3 on the year.
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