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Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Takes third straight loss
Montembeault made 20 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.
All of Buffalo's scoring came in the second period, and while Montembeault kept the visitors off the board in the third, Montreal couldn't find an equalizer. The 27-year-old netminder has lost three straight starts, and in 11 outings since the beginning of January he's posted a shaky 3.61 GAA and .901 save percentage to go with a 5-5-1 record.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Expected to start Wednesday
Montembeault will start at home against Buffalo on Wednesday.
Montembeault will attempt to rebound after stopping just 24 of 31 shots en route to a 7-4 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. He has a 12-9-4 record, 3.21 GAA and .903 save percentage in 26 outings in 2023-24. The Sabres rank 21st offensively with 2.93 goals per game this year, so they're not the most difficult of adversaries.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Lit up on Broadway
Montembeault allowed seven goals on 31 shots in Thursday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
After blanking the Rangers in the opening frame, Montembeault's night took a turn in the second period, where he allowed four goals within five minutes before ceding another three tallies in the third. It's a tough outing for the 27-year-old netminder, who'd gone 2-1-0 with a .935 save percentage in his previous three outings. Overall, Montembeault's now 12-9-4 with a .903 save percentage and 3.21 GAA while sharing the crease with Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau this season. Montreal is back in action Saturday at home versus the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Slated to start Thursday
Montembeault is expected to start in Thursday's road game against the Rangers, per Eric Engels of Sportsnet.
Montembeault stopped 35 of 38 shots en route to a 3-2 loss to Dallas in his last start Saturday. He's 12-8-4 with a 3.06 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 25 appearances this season. The Rangers are 18-7-0 at home, so they're likely to give Montembeault a tough time.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Downed by Dallas
Montembeault turned aside 35 shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Stars.
He was by far the busier netminder on the afternoon, as Montreal got out-shot 38-20, and Dallas got three pucks past Montembeault in the second period. Seeing a lot of rubber is nothing new for him, though -- Montembeault has faced 30 or more shots in every outing since the beginning of January, posting a 5-3-1 record in nine starts with a 3.28 GAA and .915 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Saturday
Montembeault will defend the home crease versus Dallas on Saturday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
Montembeault has won three of his last four games, but his loss was a stinker as he gave up eight goals on 30 shots in a 9-4 loss to Boston on Jan. 20. Montembeault is 12-7-4 with a 3.06 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season. The Stars are averaging 3.67 goals per game, third in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Cruises to win
Montembeault made 37 saves in a 5-2 win over the Capitals on Tuesday.
The Canadiens jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first period, resulting in opposing goalie Charlie Lindgren being pulled with Montembeault eventually facing Darcy Kuemper in the far net. It seemed to light a fire under the Capitals as they created 34 shots in the final two periods but Montembeault kicked all but two of them away. He turned away all five power-play shots sent his way and ended the night with a .949 save percentage. Montembeault has won three of his last four starts and will have three days of rest before potentially facing the Stars on Saturday at home.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Tuesday
Montembeault will guard the road goal Tuesday versus Washington.
Montembeault is coming off a 43-save performance in a 4-3 win over the Islanders on Jan. 25. Over 23 games played this season, he has posted an 11-7-4 record with a 3.10 GAA and a .905 save percentage. The Capitals sit 30th in the league this campaign with 2.38 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Busy in Thursday's win
Montembeault made 43 saves in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Islanders.
It was a stellar performance from the 27-year-old netminder -- Montreal got out-shot 46-26 on the night, but the only pucks to beat Montembeault came on New York power plays. An eight-goal dud against the Bruins in his last start spoils his ratios, but that was the only time in seven January starts that he's given up more than three goals. On the season, Montembeault carries an 11-7-4 record through 23 appearances with a 3.10 GAA and .905 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Facing Islanders
Montembeault is expected to patrol the home crease versus the Islanders on Thursday, according to Eric Engels of Sportsnet.
Montembeault will try and make amends for Saturday's poor performance -- he gave up eight goals on 30 shots before being pulled just before the halfway mark of the third period of the 9-4 loss to Boston. Montembeault is 10-7-4 with a 3.11 GAA and a .903 save percentage. He defeated the Islanders on Dec. 16, turning aside 30 shots in a 5-3 victory.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Pulled after allowing eight goals
Montembeault allowed eight goals on 30 shots in a 9-4 loss to Boston on Saturday before being pulled. He played 49:13.
Montembeault and the Habs want to hit refresh on this game. It was tight in the first, but the Bruins started to push ahead in the second. Then Montembeault could no longer keep the proverbial dam from breaking in the third. The Bruins beat him three times in the final frame before he was saved from the slaughter. Montembeault hasn't been bad since the calendar flipped. He's 3-2-1 over his last six starts and had allowed just seven goals in his previous three starts (1-1-1). Shake it off and move forward, but use caution when you put him in your blue paint.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Facing Bruins
Montembeault will defend the visiting crease in Boston on Saturday, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Montembeault has been outstanding in his last two starts, going 1-0-1 while giving up only four goals on 71 shots in a win over New Jersey and an overtime loss versus the red-hot Oilers. Montembeault is 10-6-4 with a 2.85 GAA and a .910 save percentage to established himself as the Canadiens' No. 1 netminder. He has a tough matchup versus a Boston team that sits atop the Eastern Conference standings with 63 points.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Hangs on for win Wednesday
Montembeault turned aside 28 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Devils.
The 27-year-old netminder took a shutout into the third period, but two quick power-play goals by New Jersey to begin the frame made for a very nervous finish. Cole Caufield was able to find a winner with less than five minutes left to preserve Montembeault's win, however. Monty's allowed three goals or less in five straight starts to begin January as Montreal's clear No. 1 in the crease, going 3-1-1 with a 2.58 GAA and .930 save percentage. Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau have combined for only three appearances so far this month.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting in New Jersey
Montembeault will patrol the road crease versus the Devils on Wednesday.
Montembeault was excellent in his last start Saturday against the Oilers, turning aside 39 of 41 shots, but he still came away with an overtime loss due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a road matchup with a New Jersey team that's averaging 3.35 goals per game at home this campaign, 12th in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Busy in Saturday's loss
Montembeault allowed two goals on 41 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Oilers on Saturday.
Montembeault had to be sharp all night as the Oilers were relentless on the attack. He was up to the task, keeping Edmonton out of the net for two periods despite a ton of pressure on the Canadiens' defense. Leon Draisaitl scored early in the third period and Evan Bouchard eventually ended the game in overtime. Montembeault has lost two of his last four outings but has a save percentage above .900 during that span with 11 total goals allowed. The Canadiens' next game is against Colorado on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting vs. Edmonton
Montembeault will guard the home net Saturday against the Oilers.
Montembeault will make a second straight start after allowing three goals in a loss to San Jose on Thursday. Overall, the 27-year-old netminder is 9-6-3 with a .907 save percentage on the season. He'll have a tough task against an Oilers team that's currently riding a nine-game winning streak.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Tough time against lowly Sharks
Montembeault made 32 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Sharks on Thursday.
Montembeault had no chance on the first goal. The Sharks forecheck pressured a Hab defender early in the first period. The defender made a blind backhand pass from the right corner into the goalmouth, where Luke Kunin pounced on the puck and scored. Fabian Zetterlund put in a one-timer late in the first and Nikita Okhotiuk notched the winner late in the second frame. It was a tough night for Montembeault, who came in on a two-game winning streak with victories over the elite Rangers and Stars. The Sharks ended a 12-game losing streak with the victory.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Set to face Sharks
Montembeault is expected to start at home against San Jose on Thursday, Guillaume Lefrancois of La Presse reports.
Montembeault has won his last two starts while saving 75 of 81 shots (.926 save percentage). He's 9-5-3 with a 2.93 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 18 contests this year. The Sharks rank last offensively with just 1.98 goals per game in 2023-24, so Montembeault won't find a more favorable matchup than this.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Takes down NHL's best in shootout
Montembeault made 45 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers on Saturday.
The Habs were up 3-0 early in the second period, but couldn't hold onto the lead. Still, Montembeault managed to persevere against a a Rangers team that may be the NHL's best this season. He stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout, including a desperation reach back to swipe away the puck after Mika Zibanejad tried 'The Forsberg' move. Montembeault has wins over the Rangers and Stars in his past two starts. He's still part of a three-headed netminding monster, but the hottest hand should win out in the end.... See More ... See Less
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