EDMONTON, Alberta (AP)
After allowing six goals on 23 shots in a disappointing 6-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, Talbot stopped 31 shots on Tuesday night as the Oilers came away with a 3-2 victory over the winless
''I knew I had a job to do tonight and that I would feel a lot better tomorrow morning going in there (the hospital) with two points,'' Talbot said. ''Personally, I needed a big bounce-back game after the last game I had.
''It was also big as a team, as we have let those kind of losses snowball in the past and tonight we showed we were more of a resilient group.''
''I know Cam is very excited, it is a big day for him tomorrow,'' he said. ''A lot of the guys have been talking about it. For him to dial it in and play well and make some huge saves and keep us in that game with so much going on in his life, that was impressive.''
''We were right there, we had some chances, good chances throughout the game and just never really finished up with them,'' Stempniak said.
Slepyshev unleashed a wicked wrist shot that beat Carolina goalie
Edmonton made it 2-0 midway through the first as Eberle's backhanded pass attempt bounced off Hurricanes defender
Pitlick added to the Oilers' lead, picking the corner off a faceoff win in the Canes' zone.
Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot was sharp in making 20 saves through 40 minutes, including outright robbing
Carolina finally got on the board three minutes into the third period as a big rebound from a shot by
The Hurricanes had some strong pressure late, but Talbot made several big stops and Edmonton was able to hang on for the win.
''We had too many easy goals against, too many easy chances against, we have to tighten up,'' Carolina coach Bill Peters said. ''Usually when we're on top of our game and playing to our foundation we're a little tighter than that.''
NOTES: Both teams made changes to their lineups for the game, as Carolina D
Hurricanes: plays the fourth of a six-game trip to start the season in Calgary.
Oilers: remain home to welcome the St. Louis Blues.