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Talbot seeks bounce-back game after being pulled from previous start

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

JETS (0-2-0) at OILERS (1-1-0)

9 p.m. ET; SNO, TSN3, NHL.TV

 
The Game

Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot will look to rebound when he makes his third straight start against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place. Talbot was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots in a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.  

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck will make his first start of the season for the Jets after Steve Mason gave up 11 goals in his first two games.

 

Players to watch

Oilers center Connor McDavid did not have a point Saturday after his hat trick against the Calgary Flames in the season opener. 

Jets right wing Patrik Laine has two points (one goal, one assist) in his first two games. Laine had 66 points (37 goals, 29 assists) in 75 games last season.

 

They said it

"I think last year I proved that I have that ability [to bounce back] and I'm looking to do that again tonight. The last game wasn't my best outing and I'm looking to continue the trend I had last year and have a good bounce-back game tonight." -- Talbot

"We're not happy about it [0-2-0 start], but that's the way hockey is, it's two out of 82 games. We know we have to better, and tonight is another chance against a pretty good challenge in Edmonton and we definitely have to be ready for it for a full 60 minutes." -- Jets center Mark Scheifele

 

Jets projected lineup 

Nikolaj Ehlers -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler

Mathieu Perreault -- Bryan Little -- Patrik Laine

Shawn Matthias -- Adam Lowry -- Nic Petan 

Brandon Tanev -- Andrew Copp -- Marko Dano

Josh Morrissey -- Dustin Byfuglien 

Toby Enstrom -- Tyler Myers 

Dmitry Kulikov -- Jacob Trouba 

Connor Hellebuyck 

Steve Mason 

Scratched: Tucker Poolman, Ben Chiarot, Joel Armia

Injured: Matt Hendricks (foot) 

 

Oilers projected lineup

Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl 

Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Anton Slepyshev 

Jussi Jokinen -- Ryan Strome -- Zack Kassian 

Iiro Pakarinen -- Mark Letestu -- Kailer Yamamoto

Oscar Klefbom -- Adam Larsson 

Kris Russell -- Matt Benning 

Darnell Nurse -- Eric Gryba 

Cam Talbot 

Laurent Brossoit 

Scratched: Jujhar Khaira, Yohann Auvitu

Injured: Drake Caggiula (undisclosed), Andrej Sekera (knee) 

 

Status report

Poolman may play for Myers, who is a game-time decision. … Yamamoto is back in the Oilers lineup after he was a healthy scratch Saturday. … Slepyshev will make his season debut after missing the preseason with an ankle injury. 

 

Stat pack 

Letestu had six points (five goals, one assist) in three games against the Jets last season. He has 11 points (nine goals, two assists) in 15 games against Winnipeg. … Hellebuyck is 0-4-with a 4.76 goals-against average and .857 save percentage against Edmonton.

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