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Al Montoya | Goalie

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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Al Montoya made 28 saves in the Panthers’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Sabres on Saturday night.
Montoya was making his sixth start of the season, and his first since Dec. 1. The 2004 first-round pick hasn’t lived up to those lofty expectations, but he has carved out a nice career as a backup. He has a 2.27 goals-against average and .915 save percentage this season and isn't worth owning unless Roberto Luongo goes down. Dec 13 - 11:34 PM

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Confirming a previous report, Al Montoya will indeed get the start in Buffalo on Saturday night.

Montoya has three wins in four career starts agains Buffalo, though tonight will be his first as a Panther. Only six goals allowed in that time.
Dec 13 - 5:30 PM

Look for Al Montoya to get the start Saturday night against Buffalo.

Roberto Luongo, who had a strong game against the Red Wings Friday night stopping 29 shots in a 3-2 shootout win, will likely get the night off. Montoya is coming off a 2-1 loss to Columbus almost two weeks ago, in which he stopped 21 shots.
Dec 13 - 10:05 AM

Al Montoya made 21 saves on 23 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to Columbus.

The Panthers never led in this hockey game. The 29-year-old has been a solid backup for the Panthers' but he doesn't have any fantasy value sitting behind Roberto Luongo. With Luongo probably returning to Florida's net tomorrow versus Detroit, Montoya will go back to being the backup. Montoya is 2-2-1 this season with a 2.00 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Dec 1 - 9:58 PM

Al Montoya will get the nod for Florida on Monday against Columbus.

Roberto Luongo feels ready to return, so he may start Tuesday's game versus Detroit. Montoya was in goal for Florida's 3-2 win over Ottawa on Friday.
Dec 1 - 12:05 PM

Al Montoya stopped 22 of 24 shots in Florida's 3-2 win over Ottawa on Friday night.

Montoya got the start because starter Roberto Luongo is out with an upper-body injury. The 29-year-old had another solid outing for the Panthers. He is now 2-1-1 with a 1.99 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage. Even with Luongo out, Montoya isn't a great fantasy option.
Nov 28 - 11:55 PM

Al Montoya will be between the pipes on Friday for Florida.

Dan Ellis has been called up from the minors to back him up, while Roberto Luongo is out with an upper-body injury. Luongo isn't expected to be out for very long.
Nov 27 - 4:30 PM

Al Montoya was called upon in relief of starter Roberto Luongo in the Panthers 5-2 loss to LA on Tuesday.

Montoya saw little action and stopped just one of two shots sent his way by the Kings in the third period. The Panthers back-up made a strong start in Anaheim a few nights ago and it will be interesting to see if he gets his number called with two tough games against San Jose and Nashville remaining on this West road trip.
Nov 19 - 2:04 AM

Al Montoya made 33 saves on 35 shots in Florida's 6-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Montoya helped the Panthers pull off the major upset on the road tonight. The win was Montoya's first of the season, and first as a member of the Panthers. The former sixth overall pick in 2004 has had a disappointing career, but he has established himself as a reliable backup goaltender. He won't have any fantasy value going forward.
Nov 16 - 10:42 PM

Al Montoya and the Florida Panthers failed to hold onto a 4-3 lead heading into the third period, ultimately falling 6-4 to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

The last goal was an empty-netter, with Montoya giving up five goals on 24 shots. A night like this won't instill much confidence in the 29-year-old who hadn't made an appearance since Oct. 18. Expect Roberto Luongo to be the workhorse, as anticipated.
Nov 8 - 5:59 PM

Updating an earlier item, it looks as if Al Montoya will get the start against the Flames Saturday afternoon.

It's a 3:00 pm EST start so make sure you adjust your roster accordingly. It was originally thought that Roberto Luongo would be in goal, but that does not look to be the case.
Nov 8 - 11:49 AM

Al Montoya kicked away 27 shots in Florida’s 2-1 shootout loss to Washington on Saturday night.

On paper, Montoya and Roberto Luongo are two goalies who fill their respective roles very well. Then you factor in they’re on a pretty bad Panthers team that will struggle to score and defend, and things aren’t so rosy for their fantasy prospects. Montoya has a 0.59 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.
Oct 18 - 11:43 PM

Florida will start Al Montoya against Washington Saturday night.

It will be Montoya's Panther debut after signing a two-year deal this past summer. Roberto Luongo, who was solid posting a win and a shutout Friday night against Buffalo will get his first night off this season.
Oct 18 - 10:00 AM

Al Montoya, recently acquired by the Panthers to back up goalie Roberto Luongo, is encouraging members of Florida's Cuban community to show up to NHL games.

The hope from the Panthers front office is that Montoya — who's coming off the best statistical season (with Winnipeg) of his five-year NHL career — will provide better insurance in net than Dan Ellis behind Luongo, and that his arrival will help attract some of the approximately 850,000 Cuban-Americans in the area to the BB&T Center. Montoya is trying his best. He is quoted in the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel as saying: "This is a very cool experience, not only on a hockey level, but a bigger level than that. [Cubans] should come out to see a hockey game. It's an unbelievable sport, and we're a team that's going to give its all. Once you taste a piece of it, you'll keep coming back."
Jul 26 - 9:53 AM

Al Montoya wants to do more than just give Roberto Luongo the occasional night off.

"The coach and the team knows what I'm capable of and when I'm called, I'm going out there to win games," Montoya said. He had a 2.30 GAA and .920 save percentage in 28 games last season, but he feels his best hockey is still ahead of him. Montoya is a great backup goaltender, but Luongo isn't in any danger of losing the starting job. Assuming Luongo stays healthy, Montoya can't be counted to get more than 25 starts in 2014-15.
Jul 22 - 10:44 PM

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2Al Montoya