Talbot will guard the goal Saturday against the Kings in Los Angeles. Talbot has turned things around in his recent starts, allowing two or fewer goals in three of his last four go-arounds. Unfortunately, he's only posted a 2-2-0 record over that span and a matchup awaits Saturday against a Kings club averaging 2.91 goals per game and posting a plus-2 goal differential in February.
Talbot stopped 28 of 30 shots in Thursday's overtime win over Colorado. Talbot has been playing very well recently and now owns a 21-23-2 record with a .903 save percentage. The Oilers are well out of the playoff picture, but the 30-year-old netminder is on track to finish the season strong. Even if he keeps up the strong play, Talbot likely won't pick up many more victories given the overall struggles of the team this year.
Talbot will guard the home crease Thursday against the Avalanche, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports. Talbot racked up 42 saves his last time out in a losing effort, dropping his record to just 20-23-2 on the season. He has lost six of his last seven starts in the blue paint. He will attempt to break that spell Thursday against an Avalanche club notching just 2.40 goals per game in February.
Talbot stopped 42 of 45 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins. Talbot was excellent through two periods against the Eastern Conference powerhouse, but the Bruins scored three times in the third period en route to a 3-2 victory. With the loss, the 0-year-old falls to 20-23-2 on the season with a .903 save percentage. Talbot has been playing well of late, but the current state of the Oilers make him a tough fantasy play moving forward.
Talbot will be the starting goalie for Tuesday night's home contest against the Bruins, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED reports. Despite winning just one of the outings, Talbot has looked solid in his last two starts, posting a .948 save percentage and allowing just three goals across both games. The Ontario native will look to notch his second win in a row Tuesday, but that won't come easy against a Boston squad that has averaged 3.26 goals per away game, good for the third best mark in the league.
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