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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 (lower body) is very close to a return to the lineup.
If he's healthy then he could start this weekend when Montreal plays against Tampa Bay (Friday) and Detroit (Saturday) in a back-to-back situation. Montoya will not suit up in Wednesday's game versus Buffalo. Apr 5 - 4:10 PM

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Al Montoya took part in the Canadiens' morning skate on Monday.

Montoya didn't dress for the team's game against the Panthers tonight, but it's a good sign that he rejoined the team in Florida. It's unclear when he'll be back in the lineup. He'll likely get one more start before the end of the year.
Apr 3 - 9:37 PM

Al Montoya didn't travel to Tampa Bay on Friday afternoon.

Montoya won't be Carey Price's backup in Saturday's game against the Bolts. He hasn't been dressed since suffering a lower-body injury during Tuesday's morning skate. Head coach Claude Julien said Montoya could rejoin the team Monday in Florida or Wednesday in Buffalo. Charlie Lindgren will be Price's backup until Montoya comes back.
Apr 1 - 10:35 AM

Al Montoya is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He underwent treatment Wednesday after tweaking something at Tuesday's practice. Charlie Lindgren is up with the Canadiens now to serve as Carey Price's understudy.
Mar 30 - 9:02 AM

Al Montoya suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's morning skate.

He was expected to start against Dallas, but now Carey Price will get the nod. Montreal may have to call someone up from the minors to serve as the backup goalie.
Mar 28 - 11:45 AM

Al Montoya turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 OT loss to the Red Wings.

Montoya was rock-solid in tonight's game. He kept Montreal in the game even though it took them over 57:30 to score their first goal. He even made a number of tremendous saves in overtime before Anthony Mantha scored to give the Red Wings the win. Montoya has an 8-6-4 record with a 2.67 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage. He's been one of the better backup goalies in the NHL this season.
Mar 21 - 11:13 PM

Al Montoya will be in the crease for the Canadiens on Tuesday night versus Detroit.

The Canadiens will give Carey Price a break after he started on back-to-back nights against Ottawa over the weekend. Montoya hasn't played since Mar. 9 when he allowed five goals on 38 shots to Calgary in a 5-0 loss. He is 8-6-3 this season with a 2.71 GAA and a .910 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 12:10 PM

Al Montoya allowed five goals on 38 shots in a 5-0 loss to Calgary on Thursday.

The Flames scored two goals in a span of less than 30 seconds in the third period that really blew this game open. Montoya hasn't been strong of late with 11 goals against in his last three starts.
Mar 10 - 1:02 AM

Al Montoya will get the nod against Arizona on Thursday as Carey Price is sick with the flu.

Montoya has a decent backup this season. He's 8-5-3 with a 2.58 GAA and a .913 save percentage along with two shutouts. He also boasts an 11:2 Quality Start to Really Bad Start ratio.
Mar 9 - 6:33 PM

Al Montoya, backup to superstar Carey Price, was solid Monday night in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-3 overtime victory against the Devils in New Jersey.

Montoya stopped 34 shots in his first start since Feb. 11. He was the beneficiary of an impressive comeback by the Canadiens, who scored three goals in the third period to tie the game and send it into the extra period. Montoya's goals-against average is now 2.58 and his save percentage is .913. His record is 8-5-3.
Feb 27 - 10:40 PM

Al Montoya is expected to get the nod Monday night.

It will be Montoya's first start since Feb. 11. He has a 2.56 GAA and .913 save percentage in 16 games this season.
Feb 27 - 1:03 PM

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

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

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2Al Montoya