There has been no bigger surprise through the first three weeks of the NHL season than the Edmonton Oilers racing out to a 7-1-0 start.
Talbot has appeared in every game for the Oilers so far this season, and that streak will continue on Sunday night when the team hosts the Ottawa Senators.
At the other end of the ice, it is sure to be an emotional night for the Senators as Craig Anderson is getting the nod after he rejoined the team on Saturday.
He had taken a leave of absence from the team after his wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with cancer.
Along with Anderson the Senators are also currently carrying goaltenders Chris Driedger and Matt O’Connor.
— In the afternoon game Robin Lehner goes for the Buffalo Sabres against Winnipeg. The Jets have not announced a starter at this moment but have consistently rotated goalies all season to this point. If that trend continues it would be Connor Hellebuyck on Sunday.
— Cam Ward returns to the net for Carolina against the Philadelphia Flyers, who have yet to announce their starter. The Flyers used both Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth on Saturday in a 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh.
— Jhonas Enroth will make his second start of the season when Toronto faces the New York Islanders in Brooklyn. The Islanders goaltending situation is getting complicated as they try to rotate three players at the position. No word yet on who gets the start in this one.
— Corey Crawford will get the start for the Chicago Blackhawks in Los Angeles. No word yet from the Kings, who went with Peter Budaj on Saturday.