Ilya Bryzgalov is letting his game do the talking.

The Edmonton Oilers goaltender was solid in his first start for the club, making 33 saves in a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

It was the 31st shutout of his NHL career.

“It’s great to have a shutout,” Bryzgalov said. “A shutout is a shutout, it’s always good. I felt pretty good. The team played well.

“They had a couple of chances, but that’s what the goalie is there for, to make some saves.”

Signed as a free agent by the Oilers three weeks ago, Bryzgalov had not started a game since April, back as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers bought out the Russian goaltender this off-season, two years into a nine-year, $51-million contract.

Bryzgalov saw his first game action with the Oilers Monday in a 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, replacing Devan Dubnyk four goals into the game.

“He picked up right where he left off last game,” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. “He was solid, he looked big in the net.

“Everything, checkmarks right across the page for him. He did an excellent job.”