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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
29-9-5 63
28-10-5 61
26-10-3 55
24-13-3 51
18-19-6 42
13-22-7 33
13-20-3 29
8-26-7 23

2021 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 2 6 4 3.73 .904 0

Top Sam Montembeault News

  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Expected to play this weekend

    Montembeault (wrist) is expected to return to play this weekend, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports Thursday.

    Montembeault could return to play in either Saturday's game against Edmonton or Sunday's game versus Columbus. The 25-year-old has posted a 2-6-4 record with a 3.73 GAA and a .904 save percentage over 16 appearances this season.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Practices Wednesday

    Montembeault (wrist) practiced Wednesday, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Montembeault said he's making progress from his injury and believes he could defend the net Thursday against Anaheim.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Undergoing MRI on Wednesday

    Montembeault will have an MRI on Wednesday to determine the severity of his wrist injury, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports report

    Montembeault has missed the last two contests while dealing with his wrist problem. Prior to his absence, Montembeault was serving as the primary option between the pipes for the Habs due to an injury to Jake Allen (lower body). With the 25-year-old Montembeault on the shelf, the team will likely continue to utilize Cayden Primeau and Michael McNiven in a split crease situation.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Dealing with UBI

    Montembeault will not start Monday against Minnesota due to an upper-body injury he suffered during last Thursday's overtime loss to the Golden Knights, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    The injury doesn't sound serious, but head coach Dominique Ducharme wants to give him some extra rest. That decision was made easier by the stellar play of backup Cayden Primeau in Saturday's loss to Colorado. Primeau will make a second consecutive start Monday.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Out Saturday

    Montembeault (undisclosed) will not be available Saturday against Colorado.

    Cayden Primeau was already announced as Saturday's starter but now Michael McNiven will serve as the backup rather than Montembeault. The 25-year-old's injury is considered minor, so he could be back between the pipes Monday against the Wild.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Faces heavy workload again

    Montembeault surrendered four goals on 53 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.

    For the second straight game, Montembeault saw more than 50 shots. He wasn't able to replicate his success from Tuesday in Dallas, but it was still a solid outing for the 25-year-old. Montembeault is now 2-6-4 with a 3.73 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 16 contests. He's set to see time as the Canadiens' No. 1 goalie going forward, as Jake Allen (lower body) will be out a minimum of eight weeks and Carey Price (knee) continues to make slow progress in his recovery. Montembeault could help in fantasy when he draws a good matchup, but he's probably little more than a streaming option given the trajectory of the Canadiens' season.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Stands tall against barrage in win

    Montembeault made 48 saves on 51 shots in a 5-3 win over the Stars on Tuesday.

    Montembeault was thrown back into the fire Tuesday, after having faced just six shots the Jan. 17 against the Coyotes. The 25-year-old netminder had not collected a win in his last seven appearances since Nov. 20 against Nashville. The season has not gone particularly well for Montembeault, who has a 3.78 GAA and .897 save percentage, but at least he has not lost in regulation in his last four appearances, and he has not allowed more than three goals in a start in that same span.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Enters in relief

    Montembeault stopped all six shots during the third period of Monday's 5-2 loss to Arizona.

    Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme pulled starter Cayden Primeau after two periods and four goals on 16 shots. The coach indicated it was more about changing momentum than the play of Primeau, whose mates contributed to Arizona's scoring chances. Montembeault is expected to start Tuesday night in Dallas.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Starting Tuesday

    Montembeault will guard the road goal Tuesday versus the Stars, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Montembeault made six saves in relief of Cayden Primeau in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes. The 25-year-old Montembeault will get a chance to start in the second half of a back-to-back, though fantasy managers shouldn't expect a win from him as the Stars are a formidable opponent at home.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Will start Monday or Tuesday

    Montembeault will start Monday in Arizona or Tuesday in Dallas, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Montreal head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed following Sunday's practice that Montembeault and Cayden Primeau will split the starts in a back-to-back set to open the week, but he would not divulge which goalie would start Monday. Montembeault has started four of the last five games and appeared in the fifth after Jake Allen (lower body) was removed from last Wednesday's loss to Boston. It's been a tough season for Montembeault, who possesses a 1-6-3 record with a 3.89 GAA and .895 save percentage.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Takes overtime loss

    Montembeault allowed three goals on 31 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.

    Montembeault couldn't make a 2-1 lead stick in the third period, and he went on to lose after Philipp Kurashev scored while crashing the net. The loss was Montembeault's fourth in his last five appearances (0-2-2). The 25-year-old is down to a 1-6-3 record with a 3.89 GAA and an .895 save percentage. Jake Allen (lower body) is set to miss at least a week, but fantasy managers probably shouldn't rely on Montembeault outside the most favorable matchups, like Monday's game versus the Coyotes.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Tending twine Thursday

    Montembeault will get the starting nod Thursday in Chicago, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    With Jake Allen (lower body) expected to miss at least a week of action, Montembeault should see a bulk of the duties for now. The 25-year-old is 1-6-2 with a 3.99 GAA and an .895 save percentage through 12 games this season. His lone victory came against Nashville on Nov. 20.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Makes 31 saves in relief

    Montembeault stopped 31 shots on 34 attempts in a 5-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday.

    Montembeault came on in relief of after starter Jake Allen allowed a pair of goals in the first period and left with a lower-body injury. The 25-year-old netminder came out of COVID-19 protocols on Jan. 9, though the Canadiens did not play any games during his absence. Montembeault is winless over his last four appearances for the hapless Habs.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Returns to practice

    Montembeault cleared COVID-19 protocols and was on the ice for practice Sunday, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    The Canadiens didn't play any games during Montembeault's five-day absence. The 25-year-old, who's struggled with a 3.98 GAA and .893 save percentage this season, will return to being Jake Allen's backup when Montreal resumes its schedule Wednesday.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Designated for COVID-19 protocols

    Montembeault entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.

    Montembeault has posted a 1-4-2 record with a 3.95 GAA and a .898 save percentage since the end of October. The Quebec-born netminder has allowed 14 goals over his last three starts and has taken the loss home each time.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Mauled by Panthers

    Montembeault stopped 43 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers.

    The Habs did their best to keep pace with the home squad and even took a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but Montembeault couldn't stem the tide after that. The 25-year-old has coughed up five goals in back-to-back starts, leaving him with a brutal 3.98 GAA and .893 save percentage on the season to match his 1-6-2 record, but until Jake Allen clears the COVID-19 protocols, Montreal may have little choice but to rely on him in the crease.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Facing former team Saturday

    Montembeault will start Saturday against the Panthers, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Montembeault continues to the hold down the crease for the Canadiens, who are without Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau due to COVID-19 protocols. Montembeault started the first two games since Montreal's season resumed, giving up nine goals in losses to Tampa Bay and Carolina. The goalie has given up at least three goals in each of his eight starts. Montembeault has a 1-5-2 record with a 3.84 goals-against average and .892 save percentage.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: No offensive support Thursday

    Montembault made 34 saves in a 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday.

    The Canadiens were on their heels all night -- all four goals were surrendered on specials teams, including one while shorthanded.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Defending the cage Thursday

    Montembeault will start between the pipes Thursday against the Hurricanes.

    Montembeault has started seven contests for the Canadiens this season and holds a 1-4-2 record with a 4.04 GAA and a .887 save percentage. In light of Cayden Primeau's COVID-19 diagnosis, Montembeault remains the only option for Montreal between the pipes.

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  • Canadiens' Samuel Montembeault: Blows lead late in OT loss

    Montembeault allowed five goals on 37 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning.

    Montembeault was in position to notch a win in the NHL's first game after a week off, but Corey Perry foiled those plans by scoring the game-tying goal with 20 seconds left in regulation. Ondrej Palat then beat Montembeault for the game-winner just 36 seconds into overtime. With the Canadiens languishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings and Montembeault carrying a personal 1-4-2 record and sub-.900 save percentage, he's not an advisable fantasy option.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 199 lbs
Birthplace: Becancour, PQ
Age: 25
Experience: 3
Shoots: Left