Cam Talbot is struggling to stop the puck this year for the Oilers, and his problems have grown – almost literally – on Saturday.
The Oilers goalkeeper gave a goal to the right wing of the Coyotes, Conor Garland, in Edmonton on Saturday. He said that goal had fallen from Garland's face.
– Ronnie Laybold (@CoyotesGlendale) January 13, 2019
On the game in question, the Coyotes were on the power play when Garland tried to deflect a pass from behind Talbot.
But Alex Galchenyuk's pass went to Jordan Oesterle past Talbot and Oesterle shot to goal.
Garland did not know exactly where the puck was because he had fallen a moment before and Oesterle's wrist shot hit his face and miraculously bounced back into the goal.
The goal was the seventh of Garland 's year.
It has just been that kind of year for the guardians of Talbot and Edmonton in general.
Talbot allows 3.18 goals per game, which is the worst in his career, and his save percentage is 0.896.
The Edmonton goalies overall did not get much better as the Oilers ranks 22nd in the NHL with a .097 efficiency percentage.