Last Game
Fri, Apr 29
vs Florida Panthers (58-18-6)
  • Bell Centre
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Final
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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Goaltending

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 1 7 1 4.62 .868 0

Top Cayden Primeau News

  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Headed back to minors

    Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Thursday.

    Primeau's demotion is likely an indication that Carey Price (undisclosed) will at least be fit enough to serve as the backup versus Florida on Friday. In 12 NHL contests this year, the 22-year-old Primeau posted a disappointing 1-7-1 record along with a 4.62 GAA and .868 save percentage. Set for restricted free agency this offseason, Primeau hasn't shown much to warrant an NHL roster spot heading into next year.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Joins big club

    Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on an emergency basis Sunday.

    Sam Montembeault will start Sunday against Boston and Primeau's promotion could suggest that Carey Price won't be available. The 22-year-old is 1-7-1 with a 4.62 GAA at the NHL level this season and hasn't appeared in a game with Montreal since March 15.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Assigned to AHL affiliate

    Primeau was assigned to AHL Laval on Friday.

    Carey Price (knee) is set to make his season debut Friday against the Islanders, so the Canadiens are no longer in need of Primeau's services in goal. Primeau will likely remain in the minors as long as Price and Sam Montembeault remain healthy.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Called up by Canadiens

    Primeau was recalled by the Canadiens on Sunday.

    Fellow goaltender Jake Allen left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury, so Primeau was called up to provide depth in the net alongside Sam Montembeault. Primeau has appeared in 12 games with the Canadiens this season and owns a 4.62 GAA and .868 save percentage.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Assigned to AHL affiliate

    Primeau was reassigned to AHL Laval on Thursday.

    Jake Allen (lower body) is set to return to action Thursday versus Dallas, so the Canadiens are no longer in need of Primeau's services in goal. Primeau will likely remain in the minors as long as Allen and Sam Montembeault remain healthy.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Finishes up in loss

    Primeau stopped 10 of 11 shots over the final two periods of Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Arizona.

    Primeau was summoned off the bench after starter Samuel Montembeault let four pucks get by him in the first period. This was Primeau's first action of any kind since he was recalled from AHL Laval during a road trip, after Andrew Hammond (lower body) was put on injured reserve. Given his promising performance in relief of Montembeault, Primeau could be given the starting nod Thursday against Dallas.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Elevated from AHL Laval

    Primeau was recalled from AHL Laval on Friday.

    Primeau was elevated on an emergency basis due to Andrew Hammond's (lower body) placement on injured reserve in a corresponding move the same day. The 22-year-old has gone 0-7-1 with a 5.35 GAA and .853 save percentage over 10 NHL games in 2021-22.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Headed to minor-league affiliate

    Primeau will be assigned to AHL Laval on Saturday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Primeau will head to the minors to make room for the recently acquired Andrew Hammond on the active roster. If Hammond succeeds as Montreal's No. 2 option behind Samuel Montembeault, Primeau could be in for an extended stay in the minors.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Another disastrous outing

    Primeau allowed four goals on 14 shots before being pulled in the second period of Thursday's 5-2 loss to Washington.

    Primeau has allowed 11 goals in just over four periods since the Canadiens returned from the All-Star break. His confidence is shot at the moment, so Montreal may consider demoting the 22-year-old American to the AHL so he can find his game. Samuel Montembeault came in to finish off Martin St. Louis' unsuccessful Canadiens coaching debut.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: In goal Thursday

    Primeau will protect the home goal Thursday versus the Capitals, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.

    Primeau will catch a slight break as Alex Ovechkin (COVID-19 protocols) is ineligible to play in Thursday's contest. That said, the Canadiens have often been far outmatched by their opponents, making Primeau a risky fantasy option even in the softest matchups.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Facing Devils on Tuesday

    Primeau will patrol the crease Tuesday against visiting New Jersey.

    Primeau played a relief role in his last outing, stopping 26 of 28 shots in a 6-3 loss to Columbus on Jan. 30. The 22-year-old has gone 1-5-1 with a 4.26 GAA and an .885 save percentage over eight NHL appearances. The Devils have averaged 31.4 shots on goal and 2.45 goals for alongside a 5-15-2 record on the road this season.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Blitzed by Devils

    Primeau surrendered seven goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 7-1 loss to the Devils.

    New Jersey came into this one having dropped seven consecutive games in regulation, but the Canadiens showed why they're last in the league standings, and Primeau played his part in the all-around dreadful performance. He surrendered multiple goals in each period, and the seven goals against were the most the 22-year-old American has allowed in his NHL career. This outing showed that Primeau can't be trusted in fantasy at this stage, even when he gets a favorable matchup on paper.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Solid in relief appearance

    Primeau allowed two goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

    For the fourth straight game, the Canadiens switched goalies mid-game. Primeau did fairly well to slow the bleeding Sunday, but the Blue Jackets were just the better team. Fantasy managers won't appreciate Primeau getting charged for the loss -- he allowed the decisive tally to Yegor Chinakhov just minutes after entering the contest. The 22-year-old Primeau is 1-5-1 with a 4.26 GAA and an .885 save percentage through nine contests. A seventh-round pick from 2017, Primeau is still young enough to be around when the Canadiens get through their rebuild, but it's clear he'd belong in Laval this season if he wasn't needed with the big club.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Appears in relief

    Primeau made seven saves in relief of Samuel Montembeault on Saturday. He entered the game to start the third with the Oilers up 6-2.

    He allowed one goal at the 19:26 mark of the period. Primeau hasn't won since Dec. 16, and was pulled twice himself in starts against Minnesota and Anaheim this week. The Habs are in a dark place and neither Primeau nor Montembeault are going to pull them into the light. Dynasty managers should pray this ugly streak doesn't put a crack in his development.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Pulled after one period

    Primeau allowed three goals on nine Anaheim shots Thursday before being replaced at the start of the second period by Samuel Montembeault. Montreal lost the game 5-4.

    Primeau wasn't tagged with the loss -- the Habs came back and managed four goals by game's end. He continues to be a difficult fantasy activation and has been pulled early in two straight starts. The Habs aren't good and the net is a revolving door due to injuries and illness. Primeau has a strong pedigree -- let's hope this stretch doesn't sour his growth. But right now, he's 1-5-1 behind a porous crew.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Gets starting nod against Ducks

    Primeau will be between the pipes versus Anaheim at home Thursday.

    Primeau has been given the hook in two of his last three outings but will once again be guarding the crease for the Habs due to the continued absences of Carey Price (knee) and Jake Allen (lower body). The 22-year-old Primeau remains winless in his five outings this season and will be hard-pressed to knock off a Ducks squad that sits second in the Pacific Division.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Pulled in loss

    Primeau made 27 saves on 32 shots in an 8-2 loss to the Wild on Monday.

    Primeau was pulled in this one, though his replacement didn't do any better. The Montreal netminder is without a win in five appearances this season, allowing three or more goals in each. We'll see how many more chances he gets with Samuel Montembeault (upper body) out.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Guarding cage Monday

    Primeau will start Monday night's game in Minnesota, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    Primeau was the main reason Montreal stole a point in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado, when he faced 46 shots. That effort, plus an upper-body injury to Samuel Montembeault suffered in a loss to Vegas, means Primeau will get another chance Monday. The Wild are 13-3-1 at home while the Canadiens carry a 3-15-6 road record into the game.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Deserves better fate

    Primeau delivered a 43-save performance in a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado on Saturday.

    Primeau deserved a much better fate -- he was dazzling against the NHL's best offense. And it was a great rebound performance after he was pulled in his last start after allowing four goals on 16 shots over two periods in a loss Monday. With Carey Price's continued rehab (knee) and Jake Allen out for eight weeks (lower body), Primeau and Samuel Montembeault (undisclosed issue) will duke it out for starting minutes. Both have been strong.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Defending cage Saturday

    Primeau will start in Saturday's road game against Colorado, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Primeau has made three appearances with the Canadiens this season. He is coming off a 5-2 loss to Arizona on Monday, in which he stopped 12 of 16 shots before being pulled out of the game. The 22-year-old has been decent in the minors, going 8-6-1 with a 2.77 GAA and a .912 save percentage over 16 appearances with AHL Laval. At home this season, Colorado has averaged 4.58 goals for and 36.1 shots on goal over 19 games, ranking second and sixth in the league, respectively.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Voorhees, NJ
Age: 22
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left