Don’t look now, but the Edmonton Oilers appear to be mounting their assault. Whether it’s all a tease seems to be seen, but they sure look like the team most expected them to be these days. Over the past week, the Oilers have rattled off four straight wins, capped off by a 4-1 win on Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens. It’s not something they’ve done this season. Hell, winning three straight wasn’t something they’d done this season until they beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Thursday. These past four games have one common denominator: Cam Talbot. The man who played in 73 games last year, winning 42 of them, has begun to look like the goalie that posted a .919 save percentage last season and helped carry the Oilers to the playoffs. Since Talbot returned from injury on Dec. 16, he’s played a part in each of the wins on the four-game heater. And it hasn’t just been a supporting role. Talbot has allowed two goals or fewer in three of those four starts (and only three in the other one). He’s won seven straight dating back to Nov. 22 and has allowed two or fewer in six of those contests.
Are the Edmonton Oilers finally coming around?
Pro Hockey Talk | Dec 24