Brossoit allowed two goals on just 17 shots in a 5-2 victory against the Canucks on Sunday. It's a small sample size, but even with the low save percentage from Sunday's game, Brossoit finished the season with a .928 save percentage and 1.99 GAA in eight games. That's quite an improvement from last season when he went 0-4-1 with an .873 save percentage and 3.60 GAA. Brossoit will look to keep improving during the offseason, but unfortunately, the Oilers' regular goaltender, Cam Talbot, played more this season than any other netminder -- limiting his opportunities between the pipes.
Brossoit will defend the goal for Sunday's regular-season finale against Vancouver. With the Oilers' playoff spot secure, the team has elected to go with Brossoit in the final game of the regular season, likely in an effort to rest Cam Talbot prior to the postseason run. Brossoit has looked decent in limited action this season, posting a 3-1-0 record with a .934 save percentage and 1.99 GAA, so he could be a sneaky-good start against a Canucks team that is heavily injured and has scored just seven goals through four games in April.
Brossoit made his third start of the season Saturday, turning away 24 of 25 shots in a win over the Avalanche. Workhorse Cam Talbot was greatly needing a rest, so it was good for Edmonton that Brossoit was able to come in and turn in a strong performance. The 24-year-old likely won't see much more action down the final stretch, but if the Oilers happen to secure a playoff spot, they may want to give Talbot some more rest before the postseason. Given the team's explosive offense and Brossoit's .934 save percentage, the netminder is worth a spot start when he gets the nod.
Brossoit will defend the cage from the Avalanche as Saturday's home starter, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. What kind of parallel universe do we live in with Cam Talbot not getting the start for Edmonton here? We kid, we kid -- Talbot's leading the league with an astounding 3,933 minutes behind the pipes, but Brossoit gets the starting nod after having to relieve the busy tender last time out. A native of British Columbia, Brossoit has gone 2-1-0 with a shiny 2.26 GAA and .928 save percentage over a career-high six games this campaign. He'll be a sneaky daily play given his status as the backup and fielding shots against an Avalanche team with a goal differential of minus-101 (yeah, you read that properly).
Brossoit stopped all six shots he faced to beat the Avalanche in relief of Cam Talbot on Thursday. Brossoit came in for the third period with his team trailing 4-2, but ended up victorious five unanswered goals later. Talbot has been pulled in consecutive contests, and given that he's the NHL leader in ice time, he could be feeling some fatigue. Don't be surprised if Brossoit gets his number called a few more times down the stretch so Talbot can rest up for the postseason.
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