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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
20-3-1 41
16-5-6 38
13-7-5 31
15-9-1 31
12-10-4 28
13-11-2 28
11-13-1 23
10-14-1 21

2022 Goaltending

Overtime Loss
Goals Against Average
Saves Percentage
Regular Season 5 2 2 2.97 .908 0

Top Sam Montembeault News

  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Can't hang onto big lead

    Montembeault allowed seven goals on 32 shots in Monday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Considering the Canadiens led 4-0 after the first period, this is a massive disappointment for Montembeault. It wasn't a total disaster since the loss came in overtime on a turnover, but it's still an ugly outing that burned fantasy managers who deployed him for what appeared to be a favorable spot start. He's now at 5-2-2 with a 2.97 GAA and a .908 save percentage in nine contests. Expect Jake Allen to start Tuesday in Seattle as the Canadiens wrap up a road trip.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting in Vancouver

    Montembeault will start Monday's road game versus Vancouver, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Montembeault has won his past two outings, including a 30-save performance in a 3-2 shootout win over Chicago on Nov. 25. He has a 5-2-1 record this season with a 2.48 GAA and a .924 save percentage. Montembault's start Monday could set up Jake Allen to play Tuesday versus Seattle.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starts second straight game

    Montembeault will tend the visiting crease against Chicago on Friday, Renaud Lavoie reports.

    Montembeault is coming off an outstanding performance Wednesday, as he stopped 30 shots in a 3-1 road win over Columbus. Montembeault is 4-2-1 this season, with a 2.57 GAA and a .922 save percentage. The Blackhawks have only found the back of the net on 48 occasions in 19 games but scored four times against Dallas on Wednesday.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Hangs on for shootout win

    Montembeault stopped 30 shots in regulation and overtime and one of three shootout attempts in Friday's 3-2 win over Chicago.

    It was a tough afternoon for the goalies once the horn blew to end OT, as Montembeault's denial of a Patrick Kane rush was the only save either netminder made in the shootout. It was a bit of redemption for the 26-year-old, who had let 1-0 and 2-1 leads slip through his fingers in regulation. Montembeault is 3-1-1 in November, and his 2.48 GAA and .924 save percentage on the season are making a strong case for more playing time.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: First career win over Jackets

    Montembeault made 29 saves in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday.

    It was a scoreless goaltending duel until the third period. Mathieu Olivier intercepted a exit pass inside the Habs' blue line, took a few strides and ripped a quick wrist shot off the wrong foot that found twine above Montembeault's glove. That opened the scoring and then his teammates immediately turned up the heat with two goals in under a minute to move ahead for good. It was netminder's first career win over the Blue Jackets.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting in Columbus

    Montembeault will start Wednesday's road game against Columbus.

    Montembeault will get the second half of Montreal's back-to-back after Jake Allen was burned for seven goals on 38 shots in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Buffalo. The former has a 3-2-1 record this season with a 2.83 GAA and a .915 save percentage. Montembeault has gone 0-3-0 versus the Blue Jackets in his career, allowing 15 goals on 108 shots, in four games played.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Allows five goals vs. Blue Jackets

    Montembeault stopped 23 of 28 shots in a 6-4 loss to Columbus on Thursday.

    Montembeault dropped to 3-2-1 with a 2.83 GAA and .915 save percentage in six games this season. He's been okay this season outside of Thursday's loss, but his fantasy value is still limited because Montreal is expected to continue to lean heavily on Jake Allen.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting in Columbus

    Montembeault will patrol the road crease during Thursday's game versus the Blue Jackets.

    Montembeault was sharp in his last start last Wednesday against the Canucks, turning aside 31 of 33 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. The 26-year-old backstop will try to secure his fourth win of the season in a road matchup with a Columbus team that's 4-5-0 at home this year.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Holds off Canucks

    Montembeault made 31 saves in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.

    The Canadiens spent most of this one on cruise control, taking a 3-0 lead into the first intermission and a 4-0 edge into the second. Vancouver made a push in the third period, cutting Montreal's lead to two goals with 11:03 to play, but Montembeault held the fort from there and got one more goal in support to improve his record to 3-1-1. Jake Allen remains the main man in Montreal's net, but he's one of the league's less established starters, so there could be an opening for Montembeault to seize a larger role if he keeps up his early success.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Expected to start Wednesday

    Montembeault is slated to guard the home net against Vancouver on Wednesday.

    Montembeault faced a staggering 81 shots over his last two starts and saved 76 of them. He's up against a Canucks' team that started the season with a 0-5-2 slump, but has bounced back recently with their 4-1-1 run. The Canucks have scored 17 goals in their last three games alone, so Montembeault has his work cut out for him.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Stops 33 shots in loss

    Montembeault saved 33 of 36 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Thursday.

    Montembeault dropped to 2-1-1 with a 2.47 GAA and .928 save percentage in four contests this season. He's been solid in the backup role in 2022-23, but Jake Allen is expected to get the bulk of the starts as long as he's healthy, which limits Montembeault's potential fantasy value.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Will get the nod Thursday

    Montembeault will be in net Thursday on the road against Winnipeg.

    Montembeault started in just three of Montreal's first 10 games, but he's made the most of his limited opportunities. He won his last two starts against Pittsburgh on Oct. 17 and Buffalo on Oct. 27 while stopping 69 of 73 shots. Winnipeg is tied for 23rd in the league offensively with just 2.89 goals per game, but they've been hot lately, posting a 3-0-1 record while scoring 14 goals over their last four games.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Thursday

    Montembeault will get the road crease against Buffalo on Thursday, Marc Denis of RDS reports.

    Montembeault returns to the crease after being the backup in the last three games. He is 1-1-0, as he defeated Pittsburgh in his last outing 3-2. The Sabres have been one of the biggest surprises in the early going, as they have scored 23 goals in six games.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Possibly best game of career

    Montembault made 43 saves in a 3-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday.

    Montembault delivered what may have been the best game of his NHL career and was a big reason for the Habs' win -- he was beaten clean just once (on a third-period goal by Dylan Cozens). The other one was an impossible save for just about any NHL twinetender. Jeff Skinner corralled a bouncing puck in the right circle on a first-period power play, faked a backhand to freeze Montembault and then roofed the puck under the crossbar from in tight. It will be a long season for Montreal and its goalies, but this was a bright light.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Tending twine Monday

    Montembeault will start Monday at home against Pittsburgh, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Montembeault surrendered three goals on 29 shots in a 3-1 loss to Washington on Saturday in his season debut. He will get a second straight start because Jake Allen (parental leave) is unavailable for Monday's contest. Montreal has brought up Cayden Primeau from the minors to serve as Montembeault's backup. It will be a tough matchup against a Pittsburgh team that has scored a league-high 12 goals in two games this year.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Hangs on for OT win

    Montembeault made 26 saves in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins.

    After a scoreless first period, it looked like the game was about to get out of hand for the Habs when Evgeni Malkin beat Montembeault twice in a little over four minutes in the second frame. The 25-year-old netminder kept his focus though and shut down the Pens the rest of the way, eventually getting rewarded with his first win of the season when Kirby Dach tapped home the game-winner on the power play in OT. Montembeault will likely continue starting for Montreal until Jake Allen (parental leave) is ready to rejoin the club.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Loses in season debut

    Montembeault made 26 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday.

    It was Montembeault's season debut. The good news was Alex Ovechkin went 0-for-6 on his shot attempts. The bad news was Conor Sheary scored on a tip-in, T.J. Oshie jammed in a rebound and Anthony Mantha deflected one in off Montembeault.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Saturday

    Montembeault will start Saturday's road game versus Washington.

    Montembeault will make his season debut after Jake Allen started the first two games of the year. This will be the second half of a back-to-back situation for the Canadiens following a 3-0 loss to Detroit on Friday. Montreal will face a Washington team that has gone 0-2-0 to begin the 2022-23 campaign. Montembeault posted a record of 8-18-6 last season with a 3.77 GAA and an .891 save percentage in 38 appearances.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: In goal Tuesday

    Montembeault will guard the home goal Tuesday versus the Senators.

    Montembeault will make his second start of the preseason in this contest. The 25-year-old could get one more tuneup before the Canadiens' regular season begins next Wednesday.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Between pipes versus Leafs

    Montembeault (wrist) will patrol the blue paint in Wednesday's road clash with Toronto.

    Montembeault played in a career-high 38 games last season in which he posted an 8-18-6 record with one shutout and a 3.77 GAA. The 25-year-old netminder was pressed into service with Jake Allen dealing with an injury but shouldn't be expected to see as many starts this year with Allen seemingly fit and ready to go.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 199 lbs
Birthplace: Becancour, PQ
Age: 26
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left