The Edmonton Oilers, on goals from Jordan Eberle, Tyler Pitlick, and Anton Slepyshev, defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in regulation on Tuesday night 3-2. With the win the Oilers improved to 3-1-0 on the season and they now have six points in the standings. The victoryhelps makethe 6-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres history and it was refreshing to see Edmonton muster up some defense in the game.

Team captain Connor McDavid was held scoreless for the second straight game. McDavid started the season strong with six points in two games. However, he has not rediscovered his scoring touch sinceEdmonton beatCalgary on Friday.

Oilers gave up a season-low for goals

Entering the game against the Hurricanes, the Oilers had given up at least three goals in every outing this season. On Tuesday, regular goaltender Cam Talbot seemed to turn things around. He entered the third period with an active shutout, one that he lost in surrendering two third-period goals. However I think Edmonton fans will be happy to see their side win a relatively low-scoring affair when compared to how the other games have gone so far this season.

Talbot, who got pulled on Sunday, had his first solid performance of the season. He made 31 saves on 33 shots for a .939 save percentage. On the whole season, his stats still aren't impressive but I think he did well on Tuesday under some pressure to perform.

What's next for both teams?

The Carolina Hurricanes will remain in Alberta over the next couple of days. They head down to Calgary for a game against the Flames, one that takes place on Thursday at 9pm ET. Following that game Carolina, who are 0-1-2, will head to Philadelphia for a Saturday-night game at 7pm ET.

Their road trip will conclude on the 25th when they face the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena (7:30pm ET).

Edmonton will stay at home for another game, one that will be played on Thursday (7pm MT). A tough test is coming to town in the form of the St. Louis Blues. That's one of the Cup favorites this season and it's also a team that the Oilers have done some business with lately.

Earlier this month, Edmonton traded Nail Yakupov to St. Louis.

For weekend action, Edmonton will head out on the road. They will face the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday afternoon (1pm MT)in a game between two Canadian clubs. Following that, Edmonton will return home for what should be another test on their home ice. The Oilers host the Washington Capitals a week from tonight (7:30pm MT).

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