If Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot is getting worn out after making his NHL-leading 65th start of the season on Monday, it’s not showing.
Talbot made 35 saves to record his second shutout in as many games and seventh of the season as the Oilers closed out an eight-game homestand with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.
“I think the more I play, the better I feel and the more confident I get,” Talbot said. “Day in and day out. And anytime you can pick up some big wins it just kind of carries over and you just feel good going into the next one.”
Patrick Maroon and Milan Lucic scored for the Oilers (39-24-9), who won their fourth game in a row to move one point ahead of Calgary and into a tie for second place in the Pacific Division with Anaheim. Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid each had a pair of assists, moving McDavid back into the NHL’s scoring lead with 82 points.
“Cam has been great for us all…