Talbot allowed two goals on 27 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday. Despite playing well, Talbot saw his three-game winning streak snapped. It was a bit disappointing to see it end against a Predators team that was playing the second half of a back-to-back. Talbot sits at 3-3-0 with a .906 save percentage and 2.70 GAA this season.
Talbot will draw the home start against the Predators on Saturday, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports. Talbot will field shots from a Predators team that could be a bit taxed after dropping five goals on the Flames in Friday's road win. After a sluggish start to the season, Talbot's back on the horse with wins in his last three to complement a 2.31 GAA and .919 save percentage over that span. Edmonton's chief puck plugger reportedly will be countered by Predators backup Juuse Saros.
Talbot made 27 stops to top the Bruins by a 3-2 score in overtime Thursday. Alarm bells were going off after Talbot dropped his first two starts of the season, but he's bounced back with three consecutive wins, thanks in most part to the offensive exploits of team captain Connor McDavid. Talbot is yet to sit out a game on the young season, and he's expected to be a busy man after logging 140 of a possible 164 starts over the previous two campaigns.
Talbot will guard the cage for Thursday's home matchup with Boston. Talbot bounced back from two bad outings to start the season (seven goals allowed on 57 shots) with a pair of road victories over the Rangers and Jets. If the 31-year-old can get into a groove, he is capable of cracking the 40-win mark as he did during the 2016-17 campaign -- although it's unlikely the club will let him play 70-plus games again.
Talbot turned away 29 of 33 shots for a 5-4 overtime win over the Jets on Tuesday. The Oilers went down 4-1 just over a minute into the second period on a Mark Scheifele rebound goal, but Talbot was perfect after that, observing a spectacular effort by Connor McDavid to force overtime. It was a rough performance on the stat sheet, but Talbot recorded his second straight win.
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