Talbot signed a three-year, $11 million contract with the Wild on Friday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
The Wild traded Devan Dubnyk to the Sharks on Monday, and they'll replace the vacancy with Talbot. He should have a chance to claim to No. 1 role in Minnesota after posting a .919 save percentage -- tied for 12th in the league -- and 2.63 GAA over 26 games with the Flames last season. However, incumbent Alex Stalock marked 20 wins last year and will battle for a similar role, so it could shape up as a 1A-1B situation in Minnesota. Both goalies are 33 years old, and Stalock has two years left on his contract that pays $785,000 annually.
Talbot gave up four goals on 15 shots in a 7-3 loss to the Stars in Thursday's Game 6.
Talbot was given a 3-0 lead early in the first period, but he had let the Stars tie the game early in the second. Interim head coach Geoff Ward replaced Talbot for the remainder of the second, but David Rittich couldn't stop the bleeding. In the third, Talbot returned to the game and gave up one more goal. It's a sour ending to what had been a good postseason for the 33-year-old, who entered Thursday with a 2.17 GAA and a .934 save percentage in nine games. Talbot is an unrestricted free agent ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Talbot led the Flames onto the ice and will start Thursday's Game 6 versus the Stars, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Talbot has recorded a 2.68 GAA and a .927 save percentage in five games versus the Stars. He's lost his last two starts, so he'll look to clamp down again with the Flames' season hanging in the balance.
Talbot made 30 saves Tuesday during the Flames' 2-1 loss to the Stars in Game 5.
In the tightly contested affair, neither goalie could afford a mistake, but Talbot made one early in the third period when he waved at a John Klingberg shot high to his glove side despite an unobstructed view to allow what proved to be the winning tally. The 33-year-old netminder still has a strong .934 save percentage this postseason, but his luck may be running out. Talbot will get a day to regroup before Calgary tries to stave off elimination in Game 6 on Thursday.
Talbot will defend the blue paint during Tuesday's Game 5 against the Stars, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Talbot was tested early and often in Sunday's overtime loss to Dallas in Game 4, ultimately ending the night with an absurd 57 saves on 62 shots. The 33-year-old netminder will hope to get a better performance out of his supporting cast as he tries to help his team capture a 3-2 series lead in Game 5.
Talbot stopped 57 shots Sunday as the Flames were downed 5-4 by the Stars in overtime during Game 4.
The 33-year-old netminder might like to have one or two of those goals back, but it's hard to fault Talbot for the loss when the Calgary defense allowed to face that kind of shot volume. With the series now tied 2-2, Talbot will take a sharp .933 playoff save percentage into Game 5 on Tuesday.
Talbot will patrol the crease in Sunday's Game 4 versus the Stars, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
After getting lit up for five goals in Game 2, Talbot bounced back with authority by recording a 35-save shutout to take a 2-1 series lead. The 33-year-old netminder has made at least 30 saves in four of the last five games, so he has an appealing ceiling for fantasy purposes as the Flames look to win a crucial Game 4.
Talbot recorded a 35-save shutout in Friday's 2-0 win over the Stars in Game 3.
Interim head coach Geoff Ward trusted Talbot to start just 24 hours after he let in five goals on 36 shots in Game 2. Talbot rewarded that trust with a huge bounce-back effort despite facing a similar amount of pucks. It's the second shutout in seven playoff starts for the 33-year-old goalie. He'll likely start again in Sunday's Game 4.
Talbot will protect the net in Friday's Game 3 versus the Stars, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Talbot will start the second half of a back-to-back after giving up five goals in a loss Thursday. If the 33-year-old struggles, interim head coach Geoff Ward may switch to David Rittich. Talbot has a 2.18 GAA and a .924 save percentage through six postseason games.
Talbot surrendered five goals on 36 shots in a 5-4 loss to the Stars in Game 2 on Thursday.
Only one goal was a truly bad one for Talbot, that being Miro Heiskanen's second tally of the game from the half-wall in the second period. Still, it was an unusually leaky effort for the 33-year-old Talbot. With Game 3 being the second of a back-to-back set, interim head coach Geoff Ward may give David Rittich his first postseason start Friday.
Talbot will tend the twine in Thursday's Game 2 versus the Stars, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Talbot is making his sixth straight start for the Flames. He's won four of the last five games, posting a 1.61 GAA and a .941 save percentage in that span. He'll look to stake the Flames to a 2-0 series lead if he can pick up another win Thursday.
Talbot made 24 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars during Game 1.
He looked shaky on Dallas' second goal, which tied things up at 2-2 midway through the second period, but Rasmus Andersson fired home the game-winner five minutes later and Talbot stood tall in the third. The 33-year-old posted a dazzling .945 save percentage in the qualifying round against the Jets, but even if he can't keep up that level of play much longer, Calgary appears to be in the driver's seat in this series.
Talbot is slated to be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 1 clash with Dallas, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Talbot was stellar during the four-game play-in round matchup with Winnipeg, as he went 3-1 with a 1.51 GAA. The Ontario native closed out the series with a 31-save shutout performance in Game 4. The Flames limited Winnipeg to just 27.5 shots per game (fifth fewest in the postseason), so the veteran netminder may not have to face a lot of rubber versus Dallas.
Talbot posted a 31-save shutout in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets in Game 4.
With a chance to close out the series and send the Flames to the Western Conference Quarterfinals, Talbot rose to the occasion. He finished with 12 saves in the third period after a relative lack of action during the first 40 minutes. The 33-year-old Talbot has entrenched himself as the Flames' No. 1 option in goal going forward.
Talbot led the Flames onto the ice, indicating he'll get the start for Thursday's Game 4 versus the Jets, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Talbot has allowed six goals on 79 shots through the first three games of the series, winning two of those contests. He's established himself as head coach Geoff Ward's preferred option in goal during the playoffs. The 33-year-old's recent success makes him an appealing option to DFS managers.
Talbot stopped 33 of 35 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Winnipeg in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Talbot was steady between the pipes once again and received plenty of offensive support for his effort. He racked up 31 of his saves at even strength Tuesday and now owns a rock-solid .924 save percentage for the series. Talbot has firmly supplanted David Rittich as Calgary's go-to netminder to start the postseason.
Talbot will tend the twine for Tuesday's showdown with Winnipeg, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Talbot was a hard luck loser in Game 2, turning aside 23 of 26 shots Monday in the 3-2 defeat. Talbot has been strong in the first two games of the series, avoiding any soft goals, likely evidencing he'll hang onto the starting job over David Rittich for at least the rest of the qualifying series.
Talbot turned aside 23 shots Monday in a 3-2 loss to the Jets in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
While the netminder didn't have much chance on any of the goals -- the first two were the product of some shaky defensive play by Calgary that left Talbot all alone against a Winnipeg attacker, while the game-winner came on a deflected point shot -- Talbot still failed to come up with a big save when he needed to. He's still played well enough to hang onto the starting job, however, and he'll probably be back between the pipes Tuesday for Game 3.
Talbot will guard the crease versus the Jets in Game 2 on Monday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Talbot was barely tested in Game 1 on Saturday, as he faced just 18 shots (and stopped 17). The netminder is riding a four-game winning streak dating back to before the league went on hiatus and appears to have supplanted David Rittich as the No. 1 option for the Flames.
Talbot stopped 17 of 18 shots in Saturday's win over the Jets in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Talbot only gave up a goal to Andrew Copp in the first period. He only faced 11 shots combined over the final 40 minutes of the contest. Light workload aside, it appears the 33-year-old backstop has earned the starting gig in the playoffs after staking the Flames to a 1-0 series lead. Expect to see him back between the pipes in Game 2.
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