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Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Solid in victory
Montembeault stopped 21 of 23 shots, helping the Canadiens to an 8-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
Montembeault was solid for the Canadiens, allowing two goals in the first period, but shutting the door on the Blue Jackets after. This start marks back-to-back wins for the Canadian goaltender and his third win in his last five games. Montembeault should continue to split the net with Jake Allen moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Facing Blue Jackets
Montembeault will get the home start versus Columbus on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault picked up the win over Tampa Bay in his last start, making 31 saves in a 3-2 victory Tuesday. He's 14-14-3 with a 3.32 GAA and .905 save percentage. Montembeault faces the lowly Blue Jackets, who are tied for last in the NHL standings with 53 points.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Sharp in Tuesday's win
Montembeault stopped 31 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Lightning.
The Canadiens were out-shot 33-20 on the night, but Montembeault was able to steal a win with some big saves. The 26-year-old has seen action in five straight games as Jake Allen continues to struggle, and while his .905 save percentage over that stretch isn't exceptional, it's good enough to earn him consistent work over the final weeks of the season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Between pipes against Bolts
Montembeault will tend the twine for Tuesday's home tilt with Tampa Bay, Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic reports.
Montembeault has just one win in his last seven outings, posting a 1-3-1 record, 3.83 GAA and .887 save percentage over that stretch. While the 26-year-old netminder and fellow backstop Jake Allen are both under contract heading into next season and will no doubt be eager to put together some strong performances to close out the 2022-23 campaign in hopes of impressing team brass before next year.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Too many goals allowed again
Montembeault made 36 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He allowed four goals.
His teammates played well through two periods, but they just couldn't hold back Steven Stamkos and Brandon Hagel in the third. Montembeault is 1-3-1 in his last six starts (22 goals allowed), and like a lot of Habs, he should be avoided in fantasy. Too much risk.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Saturday
Montembeault will be in the road crease versus Tampa Bay on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault is 13-13-3 with a 3.34 GAA and .904 save percentage this season. The 26-year-old picked up the start in Florida on Thursday and gave up three early goals before he was pulled. Jake Allen subsequently gave up six goals in just over a period of action, forcing the Canadiens to put Montembeault back in net, where he shut down the Panthers the rest of the way in a 9-5 loss. Montembeault will face the Lightning, who are seventh in NHL scoring, averaging 3.47 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Dodges loss against Florida
Montembeault stopped 21 of 24 shots in a little less than two periods worth of action in Thursday's 9-5 loss to the Panthers.
The 26-year-old netminder got the start but lasted only about six minutes before getting the hook after surrendering three quick goals. Jake Allen then took over and coughed up six tallies in 21:29 of ice time, including Sam Reinhart's eventual game-winner, before Habs coach Martin St. Louis was forced to turn back to Montembeault. Montreal has surrendered 21 goals over its last three games, with both goalies seeing action in two of them, and neither one will be an appealing fantasy option until the team's defense tightens up. Through five appearances in March, Montembeault is 1-1-1 with a 3.50 GAA and .901 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Will start vs. Florida
Montembeault is expected to guard the road crease against Florida on Thursday.
Montembeault has a 13-13-3 record, 3.31 GAA and .905 save percentage in 30 contests this season. He's struggled lately, posting a 3.67 GAA and an .886 save percentage over his last five outings. The Panthers are tied for the eighth-ranked offense with 3.39 goals per game in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Stops 39 in win
Montembeault stopped 39 of 43 shots in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Penguins.
Montembeault was busy Tuesday, holding Pittsburgh to four goals on 43 shots in a winning effort. It's Montembeault's first win since Feb. 21 as he improves to 13-13-3 with a .905 save percentage on the season. The 26-year-old netminder has looked good at times this season while splitting time with Jake Allen, though it's tough to rely on Monty behind a shaky Montreal defense.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Makes 16 saves in relief appearance
Montembeault stopped 16 of 18 shots in relief in Montreal's 8-4 loss to Colorado on Monday.
Montembeault replaced Jake Allen early in the second period with the Canadiens down 6-1. Montembeault held his own for the rest of the contest, with both of Colorado's goals against him coming while the Avalanche had the man advantage. The 26-year-old wasn't charged with the loss, so his record is still 12-13-3. He also has a 3.28 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 29 contests in 2022-23. Montembeault had surrendered at least three goals in each of his previous three outings.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Guarding cage Tuesday
Montembeault will get the starting nod in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old stopped 16 of 18 shots in relief of Jake Allen during Monday's blowout loss to Colorado. Montembeault is 12-13-3 and hasn't earned a win since Feb. 21. He allowed two goals on 28 shots in a win over the Penguins on Oct. 17.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Falls to Blueshirts in shootout
Montembeault turned aside 30 shots in regulation and overtime and one of two shootout attempts in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers.
Montreal had three different one-goal leads through the first two periods, but Montembeault couldn't do much about New York's three tying tallies, two of which came on power plays. The 26-year-old netminder is 1-3-1 over his last five starts with a 3.77 GAA and .888 save percentage, and he's fallen firmly behind Jake Allen on the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: In goal Thursday
Montembeault will get the starting nod at home versus the Rangers on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault has been playing in roughly every third game as he splits the workload with veteran Jake Allen. In his last six contests, the 26-year-old Montembeault posted a 2-4-0 record and 3.85 GAA. At this point, with the team around him struggling, Montembeault will be hard-pressed to put together enough wins to be fantasy relevant.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Loses in Anaheim
Montembeault allowed three goals on 33 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.
Montembeault took his third loss in his last four outings, though he at least kept this one close. The 26-year-old allowed the Ducks to cash in on two of their three power plays, with both of those goals coming in the third period. Montembeault is now at 12-13-2 with a 3.30 GAA and a .905 save percentage through 27 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Guarding cage Friday
Montembeault will get the starting nod Friday in Anaheim, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Montembeault coughed up five goals against Ottawa in his last outing. He fell to 12-12-2 with a 3.31 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 26 appearances this season. The 26-year-old has been tagged with 13 goals on 103 shots over his last three starts.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Can't stop third-period goal wave
Montembeault made 17 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday.
Montreal actually had the lead until the 13:51 mark of the second, when Shane Pinto knotted the game 2-2. From there, it was downhill for Montembeault and the Habs, and three third-period goals from the Sens sealed the game. Montembeault has been alternating starts with Jake Allen, save for a Valentine's Week two-game stack for Allen. Both are risky options when in the paint simply because of the team they play for. But there is real potential here for Montembeault if the Habs can improve the supporting cast.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Facing Ottawa
Montembeault will patrol the home crease Saturday against Ottawa, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault is coming off a 38-save performance in Tuesday's 5-2 win over New Jersey. He has a 12-11-2 record this season with a 3.24 GAA and a .908 save percentage. Montembeault will get the second half of Montreal's back-to-back after Jake Allen played in Friday's 5-2 victory over Philadelphia. The Senators sit 21st in the league this year with 2.98 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Steals win in Jersey
Montembeault made 38 saves in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
The 26-year-old netminder outright stole this one for the Habs. Montreal was out-shot 40-18 on the night, and Montembeault denied three separate New Jersey breakaways to prevent the home team from getting back into the game. It's the second straight start, and the sixth time this season, he's faced at least 40 shots, but Montembeault is 3-3-0 in those outings with a .908 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Between pipes against Devils
Montembeault will tend the twine for Tuesday's road tilt versus New Jersey.
Montembeault has given up three or more goals in each of his last four outings, posting a 1-3-0 record and 4.02 GAA. For now, the 26-year-old netminder has been splitting the workload with Jake Allen but could find himself relegated to more of a backup role if he continues to struggle.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: In goal Thursday
Montembeault will defend the visiting crease against Carolina on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Montembeault won his last start Saturday, stopping 27 shots in a 4-3 decision over the Islanders. Montembeault is 11-10-2 with a 3.17 GAA and .909 save percentage. Montembeault will face the Hurricanes, who have averaged 3.30 goals per game, 11th best in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
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