Cam Talbot interviewed at Oilers TV on Sunday. A big topic of discussion for the Edmonton goalie was the fact that he got pulled in last night's game against the vancouver Canucks. Talbot stated a few times that he didn't think there was anything he could have done differently in his defensive performance, one that contributed to the Oilers losing 3-2 in Vancouver. During the interview, Talbot also made a comment that suggested that he would be the starting goaltender for Edmonton on Monday when the Oilers host the Winnipeg Jets.

Edmonton's goaltending situation is interesting

"You look at some of those goals last night," Talbot said in his interview, "I don't know what I would have done too much differently. A few bad bounces," he continued, "and I'm not going to overhaul my game just because of that." Talbot also stated that he was "looking forward" to Monday's game, one that will come from Rogers Place in Edmonton. Furthermore, Edmonton's No. 1 goaltender complimented the play of Laurent Brossoit in the Vancouver game. According to Talbot, it was Brossoit's play in net that kept the Oilers in the game. Brossoit posted 19 saves, and he did not surrender a goal himself.

The situation with Edmonton's goaltending is that Talbot played in over 70 games last season as a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

That is a workload uncommon for even the strongest goaltenders in the NHL. Meanwhile, Brossoit had limited play last year, but he was stellar for the game time that he logged. With an excellent performance in relief on Saturday, head coach Todd McLellan has to be feeling confident in his back-up goaltender. A very positive situation for Edmonton would be if Brossoit emerged as capable of appearing and playing effectively in 20 to 25 games.

Not only would that provide injury insurance in the goaltender position, but it would keep Talbot fresh for his starts.

Jets struggling to start season

Edmonton have drawn a favorable match-up to try and bounce back with. The Oilers will welcome a struggling team to their arena on Monday Night when they take on the Winnipeg Jets.

The season is young, but the play of the Jets thus far could still be noted as particularly weak. They are 0-2-0 and sit at the bottom of their division at the moment. While there are other teams with two losses already, the Jets are -8 on goal differential and they suffered a home loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs to start the season. On Saturday night Winnipeg played in southern Alberta but lost 6-3 to Calgary. That three-goal defeat came after a strong start to the game that saw the Jets off to an early lead. It all suggests that Edmonton is poised to put on a scoring clinic on Monday and perhaps 5+ goals is not out of the question.