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Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Handed loss in Buffalo
Montembeault allowed four goals on 39 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Sabres on Friday.
Two Buffalo goals in a six-minute span during the second period turned a 1-1 deadlock into a two-goal lead for the Sabres, who tested Montembeault with 29 shots at even strength. The 25-year-old netminder has a 3.65 GAA and .897 save percentage in eight appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Manning crease in Western NY
Montembeault will start Friday's game in Buffalo, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletique Montreal reports.
Montembeault got a nice confidence boost by picking up his first win of the season at home in his last start against Nashville. He'll have a nice opportunity to build on that result against a Buffalo team that's won only twice in its last 12 games, though Montembeault's 3.58 GAA and .897 save percentage this season make him far from a fantasy lineup lock despite the favorable matchup.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: First win of season
Montembault made 33 saves Saturday in a 6-3 win over Nashville.
It was his first win of the season, but it didn't come easy. Montembault was cruising along with a 5-0 lead until the 6:36 mark of the third. Then came three goals in under 10 minutes, all off the stick of Matt Duchene, and the Habs were reeling. Montembault managed to shut the Preds down from that point forward. It's nice to get the monkey off his back with his first win, and hopefully there are more where it came from.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Taking on Predators
Montembeault will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus Nashville, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault was solid in his last start Sunday against the Bruins, stopping 36 of 40 shots, but he ultimately came away with a loss due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The 25-year-old netminder will attempt to secure his first win of the year in a home matchup with a Predators team that's averaging 2.89 goals per game on the road this season, 10th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Good in relief
Montembeault replaced starter Cayden Primeau and stopped 11 of 12 shots in the third period of Thursday's 6-0 loss to Pittsburgh.
Montembeault was good in relief, allowing the one goal with 11 seconds left in the game. He's been at his best when coming in after a starter gets shelled or injured. When replacing a starter, Montembeault has stopped 43 of 47 shots (.914 save percentage). Thursday's effort raised his season save percentage to .892. The Canadiens will have to roll with him and Primeau for the time being, but Jake Allen (concussion) skated Thursday and could return in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Forced into action due to injury
Montembeault stopped 22 of 25 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit.
He was forced into the game in the first period when Jake Allen was forced into concussion protocol after a hard hit by Dylan Larkin of the Wings, who was hit into Allen by Jeff Petry of the Habs. There is no word on Allen's condition, and with Carey Price still sidelined, Montembeault could be pressed into starting duty. Avoid him -- he hasn't recorded a save percentage above .894 in any of the three part-seasons he's played.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: No match for Bruins
Montembeault stopped 36 of 40 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Montembeault played a large portion of Saturday's overtime loss to the Red Wings, and then faced a ton of pucks from the Bruins in the second half of the back-to-back. The Quebec native did alright under the circumstances, but it wasn't enough to earn his first win of the year. He's now 0-3-1 with 15 goals allowed on 136 shots (an .890 save percentage) in five appearances. Montembeault would likely take over the No. 1 job temporarily as long as Jake Allen (concussion) is out, as Carey Price (knee) is still likely a couple of weeks from being game-ready.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Between pipes Sunday
Montembeault will start Sunday in Boston.
Montembeault fell in overtime Saturday to the Red Wings after allowing three goals on 25 shots in relief of Jake Allen (undisclosed). Allen is day-to-day and will not suit up Sunday, so Montembeault will be forced to play on back-to-back days. The Bruins currently sit 17th in the NHL with 2.92 goals for per game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Perfect in relief not enough
Montembeault made 10 saves in relief of Jake Allen in the third period of Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.
Montembeault's time in the NHL is likely limited for now due to the fact Carey Price (personal) is due back as soon as this weekend. He remains without a win this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Downed by Ducks
Montembeault stopped 22 of 25 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Ducks.
Anaheim's final goal was scored into an empty net. Montembeault played a little better than he did in his season debut a couple weeks ago, but the result was still the same for the Habs, and Jake Allen seems to have a firm hold of the No. 1 job in Montreal while Carey Price (knee/personal) is away from the club.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Starting Sunday
Montembeault will start Sunday against the Ducks.
Sunday's meeting with Anaheim is the second of a back-to-back set, so primary netminder and Saturday's starter Jake Allen gets a breather after starting seven straight. In Montembeault's only start this season, he allowed five goals on 36 shots in a loss to Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Forgettable night in blowout loss
Montembeault allowed five goals on 36 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Canadiens.
Playing in his first game as a Canadien after being claimed off waivers in the preseason, the 24-year-old had an awful debut against the Sabres. With Carey Price (personal) taking a leave of absence from the team, Montembeault will be the backup to Jake Allen for the foreseeable future.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Defending cage versus Sabres
Montembeault will patrol the road crease against Buffalo on Thursday.
Montembeault gets the second game of the Habs' season-opening back-to-back after Jake Allen started against Toronto on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Montembeault figures to serve as the No. 2 option for Montreal until Carey Price (personal) rejoins the team, at which point he figures to be shipped down to the minors. Therefore, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting much out of Montembeault in terms of value this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Shelled in Habs debut
Montembeault allowed six goals on 44 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 preseason loss to Toronto.
Montembeault, who was acquired off waivers from the Panthers this past weekend, was given a rude introduction to Canada's most heated hockey rivalry. With Carey Price (knee) questionable for the start of the regular season, Montembeault is expected to back up Jake Allen until the team's primary goalie is healthy. Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme considered the loss the type of game you sometimes see in preseason, per Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, but he was not pleased with what he saw. The coach noted Montembeault made some good saves but also let in some softies and was the victim of bad luck. Defenseman David Savard put blame on the group in front of the goalie, noting several giveaways that led to Grade A chances for the Leafs. Montembeault's subpar performance could lead to Cayden Primeau becoming the backup while Price heals.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Gets starting nod Tuesday
Montembeault will patrol the crease for Tuesday's preseason tilt with Toronto.
Montembeault will make his first appearance this preseason just three days after being claimed off waivers by Montreal. The former Panthers netminder posted a 3.34 GAA and an .890 save percentage in 14 NHL appearances during the 2019-20 season and spent all of last year with AHL Syracuse.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Claimed by Montreal
The Canadiens claimed Montembeault off waivers Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Carey Price (knee) is still iffy for Opening Night, so Montembeault will add some goaltending depth for Montreal. The 24-year-old netminder went 8-4-1 while posting a 2.86 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 13 games with AHL Syracuse last season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Waived by Panthers
Montembeault was placed on waivers by Florida on Friday, CapFriendly reports.
Sergei Bobrovsky and Spencer Knight are locked in as Florida's top-two netminders, and it appears as though the Panthers may prefer to have Christopher Gibson as their No. 3 goalie, so Montembeault will likely spend most, if not all of the upcoming campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Signs on for another year
Montembeault agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers on Sunday.
Montembeault has 25 games of NHL experience under his belt but hasn't seen action at the top level since 2019-20. Last season, he wasn't great with AHL Syracuse, posting an .898 save percentage and 2.86 GAA despite turning in a solid 8-4-1 record. That said, he's currently No. 3 on Florida's goaltending depth chart, so an injury to Sergei Bobrovsky or Spencer Knight would likely push Montembeault back to NHL duty.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Added to playoff roster
Montembeault was placed on the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Montembeault will likely be the Panthers' No. 4 option in goal behind Sergei Bobrovsky, Chris Driedger and Spencer Knight during the playoffs. Montembeault had a 2.86 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 13 appearances with AHL Syracuse this year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Brought up to taxi squad
Montembeault was recalled to the taxi squad from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.
Montembeault hasn't played an NHL game this season, and it's unclear if the Panthers plan to give him any action in advance of the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
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