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Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Wednesday
Montembeault will defend the road goal Wednesday against Columbus.
Montembeault is coming off a 30-save performance in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Anaheim. Through nine games played, he has posted a 4-3-1 record with a 2.81 GAA and a .908 save percentage. The Blue Jackets rank 24th in the league this campaign with 2.82 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Picks up win in Anaheim
Montembeault stopped 30 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
Montembeault couldn't solve the Ducks' second line, but he got enough goal support to overcome that struggle. Through five outings in November, Montembault has allowed 13 goals while going 2-2-0. The 27-year-old is at 4-3-1 with a solid 2.81 GAA and a .908 save percentage through nine contests. The Canadiens have a back-to-back versus the Sharks and Kings on Friday and Saturday, respectively, but it's unclear if Montembeault will draw a start in either of those games or if Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau might split them.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Set to start Wednesday
Montembeault is expected to start in Wednesday's road game against Anaheim, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Montembeault has done well recently, saving 75 of 80 shots (.938 save percentage) over his last three appearances, but a lack of offensive support has led to him posting a 1-1-0 record over that span. Through eight outings this campaign, he has a 3-3-1 record, 2.78 GAA and .908 save percentage. Anaheim is in a three-way tie for 23rd in scoring with 2.83 goals per game this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Takes tough loss against Calgary
Montembeault turned aside 27 shots in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Flames.
Montreal's offense gave him little support -- the one goal the Canadiens did manage to score banked in off Rasmus Andersson, and Montembeault had little chance on the game-winner, as Calgary rookie Connor Zary was allowed to park in front of the net for a tap-in goal. Montembeault has just one win in his last five appearances, going 1-2-1, but his 2.47 GAA and .914 save percentage over that stretch could soon have him moving past a struggling Jake Allen on the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Facing Flames
Montembeault will protect the home goal Tuesday versus Calgary.
Montembeault is coming off a 26-save performance in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Boston. He has a 3-2-1 record this season with a 2.89 GAA and a .905 save percentage through seven games played. The Flames sit 27th overall this campaign with 2.64 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Solid in OT win
Montembeault turned aside 26 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins.
Boston poured on the pressure in the third period, firing half of the 28 shots Montembeault faced in that frame alone, but aside from a power-play tally by Brad Marchand on which he had little chance, the 27-year-old netminder was up to the task. Montembeault is 3-2-1 in his seven appearances to begin the season with a 2.88 GAA and .905 save percentage, and he could be nudging ahead of Jake Allen in the battle for playing time in the Montreal crease, having started two of the last four games while being needed in relief of Allen in a third. The Habs are back in action Sunday against the Canucks, but there's been no word yet on whether Allen or Cayden Primeau will get the start.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Saturday
Montembeault will be in the home crease versus Boston on Saturday, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Montembeault is 2-2-1 with a 3.06 GAA and .902 save percentage in six appearances this season. He played well in his last game Tuesday, stopping 22 of 23 shots in relief of a struggling Jake Allen in a 6-3 loss to St. Louis. Montembeault will face the red-hot Bruins, who are off to an 11-1-1 start this season and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Needed in relief against Bolts
Montembeault turned aside 22 of 23 shots Tuesday after replacing Jake Allen midway through the first period of a 5-3 loss to the Lightning.
The 27-year-old netminder's solid play gave Montreal a chance to rally, and the only puck to get past him came on a Tampa Bay power play late in the third period when Nick Paul banged home the rebound after Montembeault had made a dazzling stop on a Nikita Kucherov one-timer. The Canadiens are back in action Thursday in Detroit, but with Allen struggling and Montembeault handling most of the work in this one, Martin St. Louis might elect to give No. 3 goalie Cayden Primeau a rare start.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Teammates on heels all night long
Montembeault made 29 saves in a 6-3 loss to the Blues on Saturday. He allowed five goals.
The Habs were sloppy in front of him and sloppy is a kind word for the defensive effort. Montembeault made strong saves and kept the score from getting out of hand. He's 2-2-1 on the season with 17 goals against and an .894 save percentage. His last win came on Oct. 26 against Columbus. Montembeault should be on your bench until the Habs clean up their game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Saturday
Montembeault will be in the visiting crease versus the Blues on Saturday.
Montembeault is 2-1-1 this season, with 12 goals allowed on 126 shots. He has played well in his last two starts, going 1-0-1 while allowing five goals on 61 shots. Montembeault will face the Blues, who have scored only 19 goals in nine games, tied for 29th overall in NHL scoring.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Takes shootout loss
Montembeault stopped 23 of 25 shots in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights.
Montembeault kept things close, but the Canadiens never gave him a lead to protect. He also turned aside a penalty shot in overtime, but he gave up two goals on four shootout attempts to take the loss. The 27-year-old is 2-1-1 with 12 goals allowed on 126 shots, good for a .905 save percentage. Jake Allen has been slightly better, but both he and Montembeault should continue to split almost all of the Canadiens' starts with Cayden Primeau mixing in on occasion.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Guarding cage against Knights
Montembeault will patrol the blue paint in Monday's road clash with Vegas, RDS.ca reports.
Montembeault will make his fourth appearance in goal this season after registering a 2-1-0 record and .901 save percentage in his prior three outings. Despite Jake Allen being undefeated in regulation through four games, Montembeault has gotten his share of playing time, while Cayden Primeau has also made one start.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Hangs on for OT win
Montembeault stopped 33 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
Columbus jumped out to 2-0 and 3-1 leads, but Montembeault shut the door down the stretch and gave his teammates a chance to mount a comeback. The netminder has two wins in his first three starts of 2023-24, but his .901 save percentage is right in line with last season's performance. Montreal has been rolling with a rough timeshare in net so far, but Jake Allen's superior play (.929 save percentage in his three outings) could begin to tip the balance in his favor if he can keep it up.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Between pipes Thursday
Montembeault will tend the twine for Thursday's home clash with the Blue Jackets.
Montembeault will make his third appearance in the crease this season, having registered a 1-1-0 record, 3.56 GAA and .892 save percentage in his prior two outings. With Jake Allen undefeated in regulation, it's a little surprising to see both Montembeault and Cayden Primeau getting starts in the Canadiens' last two contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Tamed by Wild
Montembeault stopped 30 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.
It was a tough night for the 26-year-old netminder. He gave up two short-handed goals 25 seconds apart in the first period on a pair of two-on-one counter-attacks by Minnesota, then the Wild's power play roared to life and scored three times over the final two frames. Montembeault is 1-1 and has an .892 save percentage through his first two starts of the season, and while Tuesday's loss can hardly be pinned on him, Montembeault might give way to Jake Allen for Montreal's next game Saturday against the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Gets starting nod
Montembeault will patrol the home crease during Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault was rock solid in his season debut Saturday versus Chicago, turning aside 28 of 30 shots en route to a 3-2 win. He'll try to secure a second straight victory in a home matchup with a Wild team that will be forced to play a man short (11 forwards, six defensemen) due to injuries to Matthew Boldy (upper body), Jared Spurgeon (upper body) and Alex Goligoski (lower body).... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: First win of the season
Montembeault made 28 saves in a 3-2 win over Chicago on Saturday.
Tyler Johnson beat him twice in the third period. He wired it stick side on Montembeault from the slot just 35 seconds into the game. Johnson beat him again with the extra attacker with 1:21 remaining, but Montembeaul was solid in his first start of the season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Saturday
Montembeault will defend the home crease versus the Blackhawks on Saturday, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Montembeault was on the bench Wednesday as Jake Allen picked up the Opening Night start in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs. Montembeault was 16-19-3 with a 3.42 GAA and a .901 save percentage last season. Montembeault won his only start against Chicago last season, stopping 30 shots in a 3-2 victory.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Plays full game Saturday
Montembeault stopped 21 of 25 shots in Saturday's 6-4 preseason win over Ottawa.
It looked like Montembeault would take a loss after giving up three consecutive goals, including two in a span of 16 seconds in the third period, but the Canadiens saved him with three goals later in the period. This was Montembeault's first full game played during the preseason. That it was Montreal's final tune-up before the regular season doesn't necessarily mean he'll be in the net Wednesday in Toronto. Neither he nor Jake Allen is a clear front-runner at this point.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Solid season earns Team Canada call
Montembeault made 16 saves in a 5-4 loss to the Bruins on Thursday.
Montembeault put up a brave season behind a pesky, but flawed Canadiens squad. It was the 28th time he had faced at least 30 shots (39 games played), and he was often the team's best player. With his strong season, Montembeault has earned a role with Team Canada at the upcoming World Championships.... See More ... See Less
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