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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 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

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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

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction.

Since surrendering 10 goals to Columbus on Nov. 4th, Al Montoya has gone 0-3-1 with 11 goals against and a .903 save percentage in the five games since. Crazy thing is, he was 3-0-1 with six goals against in the four games prior. Take out that crazy game and he's allowed just 17 goals in nine games. Hopefully the holiday break will be the cure to whatever bugaboos are still in his mind.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Al Montoya allowed two goals on 24 shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Well, it wasn't as bad as the last time he faced the Blue Jackets in Columbus last month (he gave up all 10 goals in a 10-0 loss), but he still came out on the losing end. Montoya has a 3-4-2 record with a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage this season.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Al Montoya will start Friday's game against Columbus.

The last time Montreal visited Columbus with Montoya in goal it was a 10-0 victory for the Blue Jackets. Montoya faced 40 shots in the contest and will be looking for some redemption.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:40:00 AM

Al Montoya stopped all five shots he faced in Friday's 4-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Montoya entered the game in the second period, after Carey Price allowed four goals on 18 shots. Montoya was supposed to get the start in tomorrow's game against Washington, but head coach Michel Therrien already confirmed that Price will be back in.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Montreal plans to start Al Montoya on Saturday.

It is the second half of a back-to-back set. Montoya has a 3-3-2 record, 3.09 GAA, and .903 save percentage in eight games.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Al Montoya blew a late 2-0 lead, eventually falling 3-2 to the Blues in overtime on Tuesday.

Montoya stopped 28 of 31 shots, including all eight during the penalty kill. Ultimately, he got saddled with just one of the two standings points he was supposed to acquire. His record falls to 3-3-2 with a .903 save percentage and 25 goals against.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:18:00 AM

Al Montoya will get the nod for Montreal on Tuesday night.

He will face the St. Louis Blues and Carey Price, who has started the last seven outings, will get the night off. Montoya has lost in each of his last three appearances.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Tomas Plekanec
3David Desharnais
4Brian Flynn
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Phillip Danault
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Daniel Carr
6Jacob De La Rose
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2Alexander Radulov
3Torrey Mitchell
4Paul Byron
5Sven Andrighetto
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Greg Pateryn
7Mark Barberio
8Ryan Johnston
9Zach Redmond
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya