Talbot saved 28 of 30 shots during Wednesday's Game 7 loss to Anaheim.
There were up and downs during the regular season, and that trend continued into the playoffs. Talbot posted a .920 save percentage and 2.66 GAA through 11 postseason games with the save percentage being particularly strong. The Edmonton starter now has two season of being the No. 1 goalie under his belt, and that experience along with this playoff run should help Talbot turn in another solid fantasy showing next year.
Talbot will be in goal against the Ducks in Anaheim for Game 7 on Wednesday, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports.
The 29-year-old recorded a league-leading 4,294 minutes between the pipes during the regular season, and he's worked in each playoff game, so rolling him out there for a due-or-die contest is a complete no-brainer for coach Todd McLellan and the Oilers. If you want a sense of how much pressure Talbot will be facing in this one, consider that Edmonton hasn't been to the Western Conference finals since knocking off the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2006, and the Canadian club hasn't won a Stanley Cup since defeating Boston in 1990.
Talbot stopped 34 of 35 shots in Sunday's Game 6 win over the Ducks.
The Oilers exploded for seven goals on the night, but it was still a busy evening for Talbot, who has faced 30-plus shots in all but one of the six second-round games thus far. The 29-year-old is sporting a solid .924 save percentage this postseason and has played a huge role in the team's success. With the series headed back to Anaheim for Game 7, Talbot will need to deliver another excellent showing if Edmonton hopes to advance.
Talbot will be in the crease for Game 6 on Sunday.
The goaltender has looked shaky lately, with an .893 save percentage and 4.05 GAA over the last three days. With the Ducks playing red hot, Talbot might not be the best fantasy choice.
Talbot saved 60 of 64 shots during Friday's Game 5 double-overtime loss to Anaheim.
Talbot was perfect through 56 minutes of Game 5, but the Ducks turned it up a notch and scored three goals late in the third period with their net empty. After a number of controversial calls going against the Oilers in Game 4, the game-tying goal in Game 5 could have easily been deemed goalie interference. Talbot has had some ups and downs during the playoffs, but he's also had tough luck the past two games. The Oilers will look to send the series back to Southern California with a Game 6 win Sunday.