Oilers’ Cam Talbot named week’s first star

40 shots on net? No problem for Cam Talbot as he led the Oilers to a win over Winnipeg while Ottawa missed a golden opportunity losing late to the Stars and a familiar face.

NEW YORK – Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele and San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns have been named the NHL’s three stars of the week.

Talbot went 3-0-0 with a 0.65 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Oilers to three wins in four games.

He highlighted his week with a 35-save performance in Edmonton’s 4-0 win Thursday in Philadelphia.

Scheifele led the NHL with six goals in four games over the week.

Burns led all defencemen with six points (three goals, three assists) in three games.