Talbot made 33 saves on 36 shots in the Oilers’ win over the Flyers on Thursday. Talbot has won three of his last four while posting a 2.40 GAA, .913 SV% and one shutout. Tonight he faces the Blackhawks for the third time this season—he has gone 1-1-0 with a 2.40 GAA and .922 SV% in the firs two meetings between these two squads.
Talbot allowed two goals on 25 shots in the Oilers’ win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. Talbot has lost four of his last six starts while posting a 2.68 GAA, .897 SV% and one shutout. Talbot has gone 14-10-2 with a 2.52 GAA and .914 SV% in 26 starts on home ice this season and will face a Flyers team that is struggling to score.
Talbot allowed four goals on 20 shots before being yanked in the Oilers loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday. It was not the best way to come out of the bye week, but Talbot will look to rebound tonight versus a Coyotes team who played last night. He is 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .943 SV% in four starts against Arizona this season.
The Oilers have sent Anton Lander to Bakersfield (AHL).
Lander appeared in the last two games with the Oilers, but failed to record a point on four shots while averaging 11:39 TOI/GM. Lander returns to the Condors, where he has 15 goals and 13 assists (28 points) in just 18 games this season.
The Oilers have recalled Iiro Pakarinen from Bakersfield (AHL).
Pakarinen, 25, has one assist in five games with the Condors this season and has yet to appear in an NHL games this season. He suited up for 63 games with the Oilers last season, tallying 13 points (5G / 8A). Pakarinen takes Anton Lander's spot on the roster, but remains on IR.
Talbot stopped all 22 shots that he faced in the Oilers’ shutout win in Montreal last Sunday. The win snapped a three-game winning streak for Talbot, who will be the first goalie to make 50 starts this season. Talbot turned aside all 31 shots that he faced in a 5-0 shutout win in his first start vs. Chicago.
The Oilers have recalled Jordan Oesterle from Bakersfield (AHL).
Oesterle, 24, has registered three goals on 15 assists (18 points) in 24 games with Bakersfield this season, but has not appeared in a game with the Oilers. The Michigan native has six assists in 23 career NHL games.
The Oilers have placed Matthew Benning (undisclosed) on IR.
Benning left after playing just 4:15 TOI in last night’s loss in Carolina. Benin’s injury will keep him out for at least seven days, so the Oilers placed him on IR to create a roster spot to recall Jordan Oesterle.
Talbot allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Oilers’ loss in Nashville last night. It was a better outing than his game vs. the Wild on Tuesday, but he still ended up with the “L.” Tonight he will face the Hurricanes for the second time this season—he stopped 31 of 33 shots in a 3-2 win in the first meeting.