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Al Montoya | Goalie

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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Al Montoya made 31 saves in the Panthers’ 3-2 win against the Devils on Saturday night.
Montoya hadn’t gotten into a game since March 3, but Gerard Gallant gave him the start in the regular season finale. Montoya had a rough season as the backup, posting just a 3.08 goals-against average and .888 save percentage. Apr 11 - 9:44 PM

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Updating an earlier item, Al Montoya will indeed get the start in the season finale against New Jersey Saturday night.

The Panthers sent down Dan Ellis as Montoya has recovered from a groin injury that has kept him out of action since march 3rd. With the game meaning nothing to either team (as both have missed the playoffs) the Cats will sit Roberto Luongo and give Montoya the start.
Apr 11 - 10:08 AM

Al Montoya will get the start against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Montoya will see his first action since being injured on March 3rd. He sports a 5-7-2 record with an .888 save percentage, a 3.08 GAA, and six Quality Starts. Montoya owns a career 2-2-2 record with 10 goals against versus New Jersey.
Apr 10 - 8:37 PM

Al Montoya was back in the lineup on Thursday night after being sidelined since Mar. 3 with a groin injury.

He served as Roberto Luongo's backup in Florida's 4-2 victory over Boston. Montoya's return sent Dan Ellis to San Antonio of the AHL.
Apr 10 - 9:47 AM

Al Montoya (groin) practiced on Tuesday and he said that he would like to play in Saturday's regular-season finale.

"I'm feeling better every day," he added. "I just want to give the team a chance to win if I get in there. I would like to play, off course, but it's not up to me." Roberto Luongo will be in in the crease for Thursday's game against Boston.
Apr 7 - 3:46 PM

Al Montoya could be back in action next week.

The Panthers' backup goalie has missed the last month with a groin muscle injury but he participated in the team's full practice Friday. Montoya could get a start or two before the end of the season as the Panthers will likely be eliminated from playoff contention by the time he is ready to return.
Apr 4 - 9:49 AM

Al Montoya is projected to miss two-to-four weeks with a groin injury.

Montoya and Roberto Luongo were injured on Tuesday night, so Dan Ellis will start Thursday and Sam Brittain will back him up.
Mar 5 - 4:29 PM

Al Montoya (groin) is expected to miss at least two weeks.

That isn't surprising considering how limited he looked when he stayed in Tuesday's game versus Toronto. Montoya will probably be heading to injured reserve soon.
Mar 5 - 11:31 AM

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

He was injured early in the third period, but stayed in the game until 9:08 was left in regulation and then Roberto Luongo returned from an upper-body injury. Luongo took a shot off his neck or shoulder and originally left the game after the first period. Montoya could barely move when the Leafs scored to take a 3-2 lead, so he took the loss in what was a bizarre game.
Mar 4 - 10:43 AM

Al Montoya stopped 20 of 23 shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.

The win ends Montoya's personal two-game losing streak. Montoya allowed just one goal in the first 40 minutes of the game but he he was beat twice in the final frame to cut Florida's lead to 4-3. The 30-year-old's record improves to 5-6-2 on the season. The Panthers have now won two games in a row.
Mar 1 - 8:08 PM

Al Montoya will get the start in Sunday's game against the Lightning.

The 30-year-old last played on February 22nd against Pittsburgh and allowed five goals on 26 shots in a loss. Montoya has a 4-6-2 record with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 4:59 PM

Al Montoya allowed five goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

The Penguins jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the game before Scottie Upshall put the Panthers on the board. The Panthers will be disappointed after they dropped both their games this weekend. Florida started the weekend just one point behind Boston for the final wild card spot in the East but the Bruins defeated the Blackhawks earlier today. Montoya's record falls to 4-6-2 with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 8:52 PM

Al Montoya will be in net Sunday when the Panthers visit the Penguins.

Roberto Luongo is between the pipes against the Senators on Friday. Montoya has a 2.82 goals-against average and .899 save percentage this season. He has put together two consecutive great outings, however.
Feb 21 - 8:10 PM

Al Montoya allowed two goals on 28 shots in Friday's 2-0 loss to Dallas.

Montoya allowed two goals in the opening frame but he was perfect the rest of the way. The 30-year-old has been nothing more than an average backup to Roberto Luongo this season. This is Montoya's first loss since January 4th, but he has played in only five games since then. His record falls to 4-5-2 and he has a 2.82 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage.
Feb 13 - 11:44 PM

Al Montoya is expected to get the nod on Friday night against Dallas.

Roberto Luongo played last night against Minnesota, so if Montoya's ever going to play, it'll be tonight. Through 15 games this season, Montoya has gone 4-4-2 with 34 goals against. In two career games against Dallas, he's earned a split with four goals against on 54 total shots.
Feb 13 - 6:17 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Steven Kampfer
7Dylan Olsen
8Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya