Cam Talbot gave up three goals on 28 shots in Saturday's shootout loss to Vancouver.
With that, Talbot finishes the season with a 21-27-5 record and a .917 save percentage. The 28-year-old was a big positive for the Edmonton Oilers and showed he can steal games. While Edmonton disappointed as a team overall, Talbot, who pitched three shutouts this season, solidified himself as a reliable fantasy netminder moving forward.
Cam Talbot will tend the goal Saturday against Vancouver, Oiler's Play-by-Play Announcer Jack Michaels reports.
Talbot is coming off a win and a strong performance against the Canucks in his most recent start, when he allowed two goals on 27 shots. That said, Talbot hasn't been performing well of late, going 4-4-0 in his last eight contests, including three games when he allowed four or more goals.
It was refreshing to see the Oilers offense make Talbot's life easy for once, and this will hopefully be a more frequent occurrence in future seasons as the team's young core gets more time to gel. For now, Talbot is stuck operating behind Edmonton's 26th-ranked offensive unit, which explains his subpar 21-27-4 record.
Cam Talbot will get the start in goal in Wednesday's home game against the Canucks, Edmonton Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.
Talbot wasn't great in his last outing, surrendering five goals on 35 shots en route to a 5-0 loss to the Flames on Saturday. The 28-year-old netminder will look to bounce back Wednesday in a favorable home matchup with a Vancouver team averaging just 2.23 goals per game on the road this season, 26th in the NHL.
Cam Talbot gave up five goals on 35 shots in Saturday's loss to the Edmonton Oilers .
That's the second straight loss for Talbot, who drops to 20-27-4 on the season. While this was a tough outing, he received no offensive support and is still sporting a .917 save percentage on the season. Talbot will rebound, but with the Oilers struggling, it's hard to think he will pick up too many more wins.