Primeau allowed three goals on 35 shots in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday.
Despite being credited with a loss, Primeau's debut came with a lot of positives. He appeared calm and poised for the better part of 60 minutes and made several big saves to keep the Canadiens within striking distance after going down 3-0. Primeau will continue to serve as Montreal's backup option in goal as long as Keith Kinkaid remains with AHL Laval where the team hopes the veteran netminder can regain some confidence following his early-season struggles.
Primeau will make his NHL debut in Thursday's home matchup with Colorado.
Primeau is in his first professional season since leaving Northeastern University. With AHL Laval, the 20-year-old posted a 7-4-1 record with a .910 save percentage and one shutout. If the New Jersey native can perform well in his debut, he could cement himself as the No. 2 option behind Carey Price.
Primeau was promoted from AHL Laval on Monday.
The Canadiens waived Keith Kinkaid on Monday so Primeau will be Carey Price's new backup. After two strong years at Northeastern University, the 20-year-old has registered a 2.58 GAA and .910 save percentage with AHL Laval this season.
Primeau stopped all 20 shots faced in AHL Laval's win over Bridgeport on Saturday.
Primeau rebounded from his worst performance of the season -- he gave up five goals in a loss to Belleville on Wednesday -- to record his first shutout of the season. The 20-year-old backstop sports a 1.87 goals-against average and .934 save percentage over nine starts for the Rocket.
Primeau has a 5-2 record with a 1.69 goals-against average and .943 save percentage in seven games for AHL Laval.
The Rocket are surging and have won six in a row while getting superior goaltending from Primeau. He's sharing the job with Charlie Lindgren (eight games), but it's Primeau who has stood out. He's allowed no more than three goals in any game, ranking third among goalies in the AHL in GAA and save percentage.
Primeau stopped 32 of 34 shots and picked up the win in AHL Laval's 3-2 win over Providence on Friday.
Primeau won his second straight start, improving to 2-1, and has a stellar .943 save percentage and 1.68 goals-against average over three games. The 20-year-old backstop has been sharing the net with Charlie Lindgren, but Primeau is considered the one to watch as the next backup to Carey Price.
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