Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Chicago’s Artem Anisimov and Red Wings defenseman Mike Green have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending October 23.
Talbot went 3-0-0 for the Oilers with a 0.970 save percentage and 1.00 goals-against average during the week, making 31-saves to shut out the Winnipeg Jets in Sunday’s Heritage Classic following strong performances against Carolina (31 saves) and St. Louis (34 saves) earlier in the week.
The 29-year-old is now 5-1-0 to begin the new season, starting all six of Edmonton’s games so far as the Oilers have propelled themselves to the top of the Pacific Division.
A former member of the New York Rangers, Talbot recently became father to twins, whose appearance on social media may have made just as many headlines after Sunday’s game:
Second star Anisimov led the NHL with four goals and seven points to help Chicago pick up two wins from their three games during the seven day span.
He started the week with a pair of goals and four points to help the Blackhawks rout Philadelphia 7-4 on October 18, his third career four point night. Anisimov followed it up with an assist in the 3-2 loss to Columbus three days later, finishing the week with another brace against Toronto on Saturday night.
Former Capitals defenseman Green helped Detroit go a perfect 4-0-0 from October 17 to 23, recording a hat trick against the Senators in a 5-1 win to become the first Red Wings blue liner to achieve the feat since Nicklas Lidstrom in 2010.
The 31-year-old followed the performance up with assistS against the Rangers and Predators on October 19 and 21 respectively, but was held off the score sheet by the Sharks on Saturday.