Talbot made 26 saves in a 5-2 loss to Arizona on Saturday.
The Wild took a 2-0 lead, but Talbot and his teammates couldn't hold onto it. Their legs seemed heavy around the buzzing dawgs. Talbot has allowed 13 goals in his last three games, all of which were losses. He's losing his grip on the starter's gig, especially with the Wild in the hunt for a playoff gig. They need to win and Talbot might not be the best option for that right now.
Talbot will guard the road net in Saturday's game versus the Coyotes, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Talbot lost each of his last two starts, registering an .864 save percentage in the process. On the other hand, creasemate Kaapo Kahkonen has won six straight games while producing a .938 save percentage. Talbot is barely hanging onto the No. 1 job, and he'll need a strong performance against the Coyotes to maintain his job security. He's set up well Saturday, as the Coyotes are in a bit of a slump with losses in three of their last four outings.
Talbot gave up four goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Talbot gave up nine goals and went 0-1-1 in two appearances in Vegas. In Wednesday's game, he simply didn't get enough support from his teammates. The Ontario native slipped to 4-3-1 with a 2.73 GAA and a .910 save percentage in nine outings. With two poor outings in a row from Talbot, Kaapo Kahkonen is likely due for a start. The Wild play a back-to-back in Arizona on Friday and Saturday.
Talbot will patrol the crease during Wednesday's road game versus Vegas, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Talbot was a little shaky in his last start Monday against the Golden Knights, surrendering five goals on 39 shots en route to a 5-4 overtime loss. The 33-year-old netminder will try to get back in the win column in a rematch with the same Vegas squad that's now won three straight games.
Talbot stopped a season-high 34 shots in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vegas.
Talbot and the Wild were unable to nail down a 4-2 lead with just over seven minutes remaining in regulation. It marked the first time all year Talbot was beaten for more than three goals in a game and it was, rather remarkably, his first sub.-900 save percentage of the season. The 33-year-old dropped to 4-2-1 on the year with a 2.19 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Talbot will guard the road goal in Monday's game versus the Golden Knights, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Talbot and Kaapo Kahkonen will form a tandem in the crease moving forward following news that the Oilers claimed Alex Stalock off waivers Monday. The Wild are on a six-game win streak, and Talbot is responsible for keeping that alive Monday. He's been fantastic to start the year, generating a .926 save percentage and a 4-2-0 record. The Golden Knights haven't scored more than three goals in seven straight games, but they managed to win four of those contests.
Talbot made 27 saves on 28 shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Kings.
Talbot made his first start since Feb. 2, and he didn't seem to have any lingering rust. Only a Jeff Carter goal late in the third period spoiled his shutout. The 33-year-old Talbot improved to 4-2-0 with a 2.19 GAA and a .926 save percentage through seven appearances. While Talbot was out, Kaapo Kahkonen played pretty well, so the Wild's goaltending situation could edge closer to a timeshare than initially expected at the start of the year. It'll likely be Kahkonen starting with Talbot backing up in Saturday's rematch with the Kings.
Talbot will start Friday's home game against the Kings, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Talbot will guard the Wild's cage for the first time since Feb. 2. Kaapo Kahkonen has been outstanding in the meantime, winning each of his last four starts. Talbot will need to be at the top of his game to slow down a Kings team that comes in riding a six-game winning streak, but a strong result here could go a long way towards earning Talbot more playing time going forward.
Talbot was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Thursday, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.
Talbot is expected to take a private jet to Anaheim with five of his teammates who were also removed from the protocols list Thursday, so he should be ready to return at some point during Minnesota's current road trip. He'll take over as the Wild's No. 1 netminder whenever he's deemed ready to rock by Minnesota's coaching staff.
Talbot was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
The Wild now have 12 players in the league's virus protocol after adding Talbot and Jonas Brodin on Tuesday. The team isn't scheduled to resume games until Feb. 16, although that's not a certainty at this time. If they do return at that point, Talbot's status for that game is up in the air.
Per NHL Public Relations on Monday, Talbot and the Wild's games have been postponed through at least Feb. 13, which means his next opportunity to play won't be until Feb. 16 against the Kings.
The Wild have eight players in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. Talbot currently has a clean bill of health, so as long as that doesn't change, he'll be ready when the Wild return to the ice. The 33-year-old has been solid this season, recording a .920 save percentage and a 3-2-0 record.
Talbot stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Talbot didn't play poorly, but a deflected shot by Logan O'Connor and a rebound goal from Valeri Nichushkin got past him. The 33-year-old Talbot dropped to 3-2-0 with the hard-luck loss. He has a 2.40 GAA and a .920 save percentage through six appearances this season. This was the Avalanche's first game without Nathan MacKinnon (lower body), and they looked beatable. Talbot will have plenty of appeal in most formats for Thursday's game against the Avs, which ends a four-game series between the teams.
Talbot will defend the road net in Tuesday's game versus the Avalanche, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Talbot has been up and down this year, but he sports an overall .916 save percentage and 3-1-0 record. The matchup against the Avalanche is typically one of the toughest in the league. However, Nathan MacKinnon's (lower body) absence should alleviate some of the risk for fantasy managers looking to play Talbot.
Talbot stopped 22 of 25 shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
It was a back-and-forth type of game, but Talbot did enough to keep the Wild in it. Jonas Brodin cashed in for the overtime winner, making Talbot victorious in his return from a lower-body injury that cost him over a week. The 33-year-old goalie is 3-1-0 with 11 goals allowed in five appearances this season. Fantasy managers shouldn't hesitate to activate him -- Talbot is likely to see the bulk of the playing time going forward.
Talbot will start in the home crease Sunday against the Avalanche, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Talbot is making his first start since suffering a lower-body injury Jan. 22. While he's back to full health, the injury bug in Minnesota persists, as Matt Dumba (lower body) and Marcus Foligno (COVID-19 protocol) -- two of the Wild's better defensive players -- will both be out Sunday. Nevertheless, Talbot was on top of his game before the injury, recording a .925 save percentage through four appearances, so perhaps he can weather the storm.
Talbot (lower body) will serve as Kaapo Kahkonen's backup in Saturday's clash with Colorado, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Talbot has been sidelined for over a week with a lower-body issue, but he'll dress for Saturday's contest and could get the starting nod as soon as Sunday against the Avalanche. The 33-year-old backstop has posted a 2-1-0 record while recording a 2.34 GAA and a .925 save percentage through four appearances this season.
Talbot (lower body) won't be available for Thursday's game against the Kings, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Talbot is expected to return to practice soon, but he'll have to wait for Saturday's clash with Colorado for his next opportunity to return to game action. Kaapo Kahkonen will continue to serve as Minnesota's No. 1 netminder until Talbot is ready to rock.
Talbot (lower body) didn't practice Tuesday, but he's expected to return to the ice soon, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Talbot won't be available for Tuesday's game against LA, but if he's able to return to practice Wednesday, he could be an option for Thursday's rematch with the Kings. The 33-year-old backstop has posted a 2-1-0 record while maintaining a 2.34 GAA and a .925 save percentage through his first four appearances of the season.
Talbot (lower body) won't suit up in Sunday's game against the Sharks, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Talbot exited Friday's game with the lower-body injury, as the injury will force him to miss more time. The 33-year-old was classified as day-to-day, so expect the team to update his status as needed. In Talbot's stead, Kaapo Kahkonen will draw the start Sunday, with Andrew Hammond handling back-up duties.
Talbot (undisclosed) left Friday's game against San Jose after the first period, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Talbot was stung by a shot in the first and tried to come back out in the second but quickly left for the locker room. He was replaced by Kaapo Kahkonen. An update on his status could be available after the game, but until then, he'll be considered day-to-day.
|Last 7 Games|
|03/06||@ ARI||L 2-5||1||4||26||30|
|03/03||@ LV||L 1-5||1||4||23||27|
|03/01||@ LV||L 4-5 (OT)||1||5||34||39|
|02/26||vs LA||W 3-1||1||1||27||28|
|02/02||@ COL||L 1-2||1||2||29||31|
|01/31||vs COL||W 4-3 (OT)||1||3||22||25|
|01/22||vs SJ||W 4-1||1||11||12|
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