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Al Montoya | Goalie | #35

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 209
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (6) / NYR
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Al Montoya faced only 21 shots Saturday and let three pucks get past him as the Canadiens lost a 4-2 contest to the Blues.
Patrik Berglund did the most damage with one goal each in the first and second period. Berglund recorded a hat trick into the empty net late in the third after Montreal pulled the goalie for the extra man. This was Montoya’s second consecutive loss. Before the February 5 defeat by the Oilers, he was riding a four-game winning streak and cannot be dismissed outright. Feb 12 - 12:08 AM

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It'll be Al Montoya in net for Montreal against St. Louis on Saturday.

Montoya has been very good this season as Carey Price's reprieve from the net. Through 15 games this season he's posted a 7-4-3 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.52 GAA.
Feb 11 - 1:18 PM

Al Montoya is expected to get the start in Saturday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

He was the first goalie off the ice during the morning skate, which usually indicates that he'll be the starter. The Canadiens have two games in two nights this weekend, so it looks like Carey Price will get the start in Sunday's game against the Bruins. Montoya was brilliant in last Sunday's 1-0 shootout loss to the Oilers. He has a 7-4-3 record with a 2.52 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage in 2016-17.
Feb 11 - 11:14 AM

Al Montoya was simply sensational during Sunday's tough 1-0 shootout loss to the Oilers.

Montoya stopped all 32 shots faced through overtime, including all five asked of him while on the penalty kill. Only Leon Draisaitl beat the sterling understudy, accounting for the only lit lamp of the matinee. The loss drops his record to 7-4-3 on the year.
Feb 5 - 3:56 PM

It's confirmed that Al Montoya will tend Montreal's crease on Sunday against the Oilers.

Montoya comes in having won four straight starts, stopping a combined 109 of 119 shots in that span. He beat Florida, Dallas, Winnipeg and most recently New Jersey.
Feb 5 - 12:12 PM

There is a good chance that Al Montoya will get the start Sunday afternoon against the Oilers.

Carey Price started Saturday afternoon against Washington and Montreal coach Michel Therrien may want to give him a breather. Montoya stopped 16 of 17 shots in a 3-1 win over New Jersey two weeks ago in his last start.
Feb 5 - 10:40 AM

Al Montoya stopped 16 of 17 shots in a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday.

With the Canadiens playing the Sabres tomorrow, the Habs decided on giving Price an extra days rest and turned to Montoya against the Devils. The moved payed off with the Habs playing excellent defense, limiting the Devils to just 17 shots. Montoya's record improved to 7-4-2 on the year and is proving to be a solid backup for the Canadiens.
Jan 20 - 10:44 PM

Al Montoya will be the Montreal Canadiens' starter on Friday.

It will be the first of a back-to-back set and Carey Price will get the nod on Saturday. Montoya has a 6-4-2 record, 2.86 GAA, and .907 save percentage in 13 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 1:12 PM

Al Montoya allowed four goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The stat line looks mediocre, but Montoya couldn't be blamed on any of Winnipeg's four goals. The Canadiens backup goalie has now won three consecutive starts. He'll enter his next appearance with a 2.86 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage. Montoya is a useful backup goalie, but he shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar unless Carey Price were to suffer an injury.
Jan 11 - 10:38 PM

Al Montoya will be between the pipes for the Canadiens on Wednesday against Winnipeg.

He has won his past two starts, while stopping 70 of the 75 shots directed his way. Carey Price will probably be back in goal Thursday versus Minnesota.
Jan 11 - 1:13 PM

Al Montoya stopped 39 of 42 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 OT win over the Dallas Stars.

This was his first appearance since signing a two-year extension with the Canadiens earlier in the week. Montoya's started two of Montreal's last four games and he's come up victorious in both those outings. He owns a 5-4-2 record with a 2.76 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage. He shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar unless starter Carey Price suffers an injury.
Jan 4 - 11:19 PM

Al Montoya will start in goal for the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night when they visit the Dallas Stars

Montoya gets the second game of a back to back, giving Carey Price the night off, which has become more regular lately. Tonight's start will give him three in the last six games, more frequent than earlier in the season. Could this be a trend over the second half, giving Price some more rest?
Jan 4 - 7:44 PM

Al Montoya has inked a two-year, $2.125 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

In terms of annual salary, that's a modest raise over the $950,000 he's earning in 2016-17. He has a 4-4-2 record, 2.74 GAA, and .909 save percentage in 11 games this season. With Montoya now locked up through 2018-19, the Canadiens have solidified their backup goalie position.
Jan 2 - 11:01 AM

Al Montoya is once again a winner in the National Hockey League.

Since allowing 10 goals to Columbus on Nov. 4th, Montoya had gone 0-3-1 with 11 goals against and a .903 save percentage. Tonight, he's once again a winner, as he stopped 31 of 33 shots including seven of eight on the kill. Montoya's seasonal numbers now stand at 4-4-2 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.74 GAA.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:18:00 AM

Al Montoya is expected face Florida on Thursday night.

Montoya was a member of the Panthers for two seasons before joining the Canadiens as a free agent in the summer. He has a 3-4-2 record with a 2.82 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage this year.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 05:47:00 PM

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2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4David Desharnais
5Mike McCarron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Artturi Lehkonen
4Brian Flynn
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
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D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Nikita Nesterov
7Greg Pateryn
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya