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Al Montoya | Goalie | #35

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (6) / NYR
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Al Montoya allowed three goals on 18 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Montoya blanked the Hurricanes in the first two periods, but Carolina managed to score three times in the first nine minutes of the third frame. After winning his first three starts of the year, Montoya has now dropped three straight. He's given up 16 goals during his personal three-game losing skid. He has a 3.13 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage. He has no value in all fantasy leagues. Nov 18 - 11:38 PM

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Al Montoya will tend to the Montreal cage on Friday versus Carolina.

Montoya's numbers were destroyed in his 10-0 loss to Columbus, but he has played fairly well aside from that outing. He bounced back against Chicago with 32 saves on 35 shots in a 3-2 loss last Sunday. Carey Price will likely start Saturday against Toronto.
Nov 17 - 12:45 PM

Al Montoya didn't get the win in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks, but he did get an assist.

Montoya made 32 saves on 35 shots, a much better outing than the infamous 10-0 loss to Columbus in his last start. Montoya is now 3-2-1 with a 3.14 goals against average and .909 save percentage. His two assists rank above teammate Artturi Lehkonen, who has one assist in six more games than Montoya.
Nov 13 - 10:43 PM

Confirming an earlier post, Al Montoya will indeed start Sunday evening's game against the Blackhawks in Chicago.

Carey Price started and shutout the Red Wings 5-0 Saturday night and will get a rest. Montoya is coming off a terrible game in which the Habs lost 10-0 to Columbus. He will be looking to rebound in a big way.
Nov 13 - 9:55 AM

Al Montoya will probably be back between the pipes on Sunday against Chicago.

The Canadiens will play their third game in four nights that day and Montoya should get the opportunity to play in his hometown. "I'm excited," said Montoya, who was blitzed for 10 goals against by Columbus in his last start. "I'm looking forward to getting another shot at it. It was a tough game (in Columbus but) I've moved on from that."
Nov 10 - 8:22 AM

Al Montoya allowed 10 goals on 40 shots in Friday's 10-0 defeat to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wow, what a disaster. The Canadiens came into this game with a 9-0-1 record, but this was dud of a performance from the start. Montoya remained between the pipes for all 10 goals because Carey Price will get the start in tomorrow's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Montoya's record falls to 3-1-1 this season. He has a 3.15 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage.
Nov 4 - 10:42 PM

Al Montoya will be in the crease Friday at Columbus.

The Canadiens host Philadelphia Saturday night, so Carey Price will probably be back in goal for that contest. Montoya has been superb this season when called upon. He has a 3-0-1 record with a 1.47 goals-against-average and a .955 save percentage.
Nov 3 - 12:00 PM

Al Montoya stopped 26 of 28 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

Montoya certainly appears to be liking Montreal. The backup has already made four starts and he's been terrific with his latest team. He improves his record to 3-0-1 on the season and he has a 1.47 goals-against-average and a .955 save percentage. He won't have much value in standard leagues because he's the backup to Carey Price, but he'll be an intriguing DFS play whenever the Canadiens give him a chance to play.
Oct 26 - 10:11 PM

Al Montoya will get the nod Wednesday against the New York Islanders.

He has been on the bench for the last three games following Carey Price's return to the lineup. Montoya has a 2-0-1 record with a 1.30 goals-against average and a .962 save percentage. Price will be back in goal for Thursday's match against Tampa Bay. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Oct 25 - 11:52 AM

Al Montoya stopped 36 shots in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Montoya came into the season as Carey Price's backup, but he's been forced into duty because Price is out with the flu. He's been fantastic in three starts this season and Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh may have been his best performance yet. He also collected an assist on Alexander Radulov's third period goal. Montoya won't have any value in season long leagues unless Price suffers an injury, but he could be worth a look in daily fantasy whenever he's between the pipes. The 31-year-old has a 2-0-1 record with a 1.30 goals-against-average and a .962 save percentage in 2016-17.
Oct 18 - 11:01 PM

Al Montoya will start for a third straight time on Tuesday.

He will be in goal for Montreal's home opener because Carey Price still isn't ready to return from a severe case of the flu. Montoya has played well during Price's absence with a 1-0-1 record, a 1.92 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.
Oct 17 - 1:25 PM

Al Montoya blocked 35 shots and let three slip past in the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.

With 35 blocked shots and a save percentage of .921, Montoya could hardly take the entire blame for the Habs loss Saturday night, but in the larger framework of his record he is not a good fantasy option. He moved over from the Florida Panthers where he saw minimal action in the past two seasons. In 45 games with them, he won 18 and lost 14.
Oct 16 - 12:16 AM

Al Montoya will face Ottawa on Saturday night.

Montoya turned away 30 of 31 shots in the win over Buffalo on Thursday night. He's not fared as well against Ottawa in his career, however. Montoya is 2-3 with 18 goals against and a .900 save percentage in seven games. Though it's worth noting that Montoya will an advantage he's rarely offered as a backup, a healthy and well-rested team to play behind.
Oct 15 - 2:25 PM

Al Montoya stopped 30 of 31 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

He got the start tonight because Canadiens starter Carey Price is out with the flu. Montoya definitely didn't disappoint in his first outing with his new team, as he provided the team with some solid goaltending throughout the night. The 31-year-old is one of the better backup goalies in the NHL, but his fantasy value is non-existent because Price is a workhorse goaltender.
Oct 13 - 10:42 PM

Al Montoya is expected to start Thursday's opener at Buffalo.

Montoya will get the nod because Price is suffering from the flu. Price has been absent from practice for three straight days and he won't travel with the team to Buffalo.
Oct 12 - 11:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Daniel Carr
6Charles Hudon
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mark Barberio
8Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya