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Team W-L-OTL Pts
47-19-15 109
51-24-6 108
46-24-10 102
44-29-8 96
40-32-9 89
39-37-6 84
36-41-4 76
30-36-15 75

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2023 Goaltending

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SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 16 15 9 3.14 .903 0

Top Sam Montembeault News

  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Suffers overtime loss

    Montembeault gave up five goals on 35 shots (.857 save percentage) in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to Detroit.

    Montembeault likely has played his final game of the season with the Habs back in action versus Detroit at home Tuesday. The netminder needed just one more win to top the 16 he put up last season, but instead finishes the year tied with that number again. Looking ahead to next season, the 27-year-old Montembeault should enter the campaign as the presumptive No. 1, though Cayden Primeau could challenge for more opportunities.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Tending twine Monday

    Montembeault will defend the cage against Detroit on the road Monday.

    Montembeault is likely playing in his last game of the season due to the Canadiens' season-ending back-to-back. If that's the case, the 27-year-old Quebec native enters the game with a chance to set his career-high mark in wins after recording 16 through his 40 appearances this year. Look for Cayden Primeau to get the nod at home against Detroit on Tuesday.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Stops 28 in OT loss

    Montembeault stopped 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.

    Montembeault was sharp Thursday, holding the Islanders to single goals in the second and third periods before ultimately surrendering the game-winner to Kyle Palmieri in overtime. Overall, the 27-year-old Montembeault is 16-15-8 with a .904 save percentage and 3.10 GAA this season. Cayden Primeau figures to get the starting nod Saturday in Ottawa, which would put Montembeault on track for his final start of the season Monday in Detroit.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Between pipes Thursday

    Montembeault will tend the twine on the road against the Islanders on Thursday.

    Montembeault has given up three or more goals in five of his last seven contests while registering a 3-3-1 record and 3.07 GAA. Given the Habs' recent goalie rotation, the 27-year-old backstop could play his final game of the season versus the Red Wings on Monday, with Cayden Primeau taking the other two remaining contests.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Great bounce-back game

    Montembeault made 33 saves in a 9-3 win over the Flyers on Tuesday.

    Montembeault was busy, but he was also staked a 6-0 lead heading into the third frame and never relinquished it. Montembeault played a great bounce-back game after being yanked Saturday night after yielding four goals on 12 shots to Toronto. This season, he's 16-15-7 with a 3.10 GAA and .904 save percentage with no shutouts.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: In goal Tuesday

    Montembeault will get the starting nod at home against the Flyers on Tuesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Montembeault has struggled to pick up victories all season, especially in his last 10 outings where he is 2-5-3 with a 2.93 GAA. Looking into the final few games of the season, the 27-year-old backstop figures to continue splitting the workload with Cayden Primeau -- a trend that could carry over into the 2024-25 campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Wheels come off in second period

    Montembeault allowed four goals on 12 shots Saturday before being pulled in the second period of a 4-2 loss to Toronto.

    He was great in the first frame, but the wheels came off in the second period. Montembeault allowed two goals 17 seconds apart early in the middle period and surrendered two more in a 34-second span less than five minutes later. Cayden Primeau stopped all 18 shots he faced after entering the game at the 7:54 mark of the second stanza. Since Feb. 10, Montembeault has amassed a 3-7-3 record in 13 starts, although Saturday was only the third time in that span that he allowed four or more goals. He has quietly shown the Habs that he may be their netminder of the future.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Facing Maple Leafs

    Montembeault will defend the home crease versus Toronto on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Montembeault was stellar Tuesday as he turned aside 37 shots in a 5-3 win over Florida. He could have some trouble Saturday as the Canadiens will be without the services of blueliners Kaiden Guhle (upper body) and Arber Xhekaj (upper body). Montembeault is 15-14-7 with a 3.03 GAA and a .906 save percentage. The Maple Leafs rank third in the NHL with 271 goals this campaign.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Busy in 15th win

    Montembeault made 37 saves in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Panthers.

    It was the first time since Jan. 25 that Montembeault had faced 40 or more shots in a game, but he was up to the challenge. The 27-year-old goalie is up to 15 wins on the season, one short of the career high he set in 2022-23, and he's allowed three goals or less in 10 of his last 11 starts, posting a solid 2.62 GAA and .914 save percentage over that stretch.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting Tuesday

    Montembeault will be guarding the home crease against the Panthers on Tuesday, per Anthony Martineau of TVA Sports.

    Montembeault stopped 27 of 29 shots en route to a 3-0 loss at home to Carolina in his last start Saturday. The 27-year-old has been solid this season, recording a .905 save percentage and a 14-14-7 record in 36 games played. He will look to establish himself as the Habs' No. 1 goaltender going into next year after Jake Allen was traded to New Jersey at this year's deadline.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Falls to Canes

    Montembeault allowed two goals on 29 shots in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Carolina. The third tally was an empty-netter.

    Montembeault played well Saturday, holding the Hurricanes to a shorthanded goal in the second period and a power-play marker in the third. However, the Habs couldn't solve Pyotr Kochetkov at the other end in an eventual 3-0 defeat. The 27-year-old Montembeault has gone 1-4-3 over his last eight outings despite posting a respectable .912 save percentage in that span. Overall, Montembeault is 14-14-7 this season with a .905 save percentage and a 3.03 GAA.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Starting vs. Carolina

    Montembeault will guard the home net Saturday against the Hurricanes, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Montembeault snapped a six-game losing streak with a 27-save performance in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Colorado. The 27-year-old netminder is 14-13-7 with a .905 save percentage and 3.06 GAA this season. Montembeault will have a tough task Saturday against a Carolina team that's won seven of their last nine games.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Sharp in Colorado

    Montembeault stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.

    After Nathan MacKinnon scored 43 seconds into the opening period, Montembeault rebounded to blank Colorado over the remaining 59 minutes Tuesday, as the 27-year-old netminder snapped his losing streak at six. Montembeault improves to 14-13-7 with a .905 save percentage and a 3.06 GAA this season. Cayden Primeau figures to get the start Thursday versus Philadelphia, lining up Montembeault for a home matchup with the Hurricanes on Saturday.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Gets starting nod Tuesday

    Montembeault will be in goal on the road against Colorado on Tuesday, Luc Gelinas of RDS reports.

    Montembeault is mired in a six-game losing streak during which he posted a 0-3-3 record, 2.95 GAA and .901 save percentage. Given the Habs' recent goalie rotation, it is likely that Montembeault will also be in the crease versus the Flyers on Thursday before Cayden Primeau faces Carolina on Saturday, though that's certainly not set in stone. For his part, Montembeault needs three more victories to match the 16 wins he put together last season.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Yields four goals in loss

    Montembeault stopped 21 of 25 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.

    Montembeault gave up two goals to Nikita Zadorov in the first period, and Conor Garland and Nils Aman had the other tallies for the Canucks. This pushed Montembeault's losing streak to six games, though he hadn't given up more than three goals in any of his previous five defeats. He's at 13-13-7 with a 3.12 GAA and a .903 save percentage over 33 appearances this season. The Canadiens' next game is Sunday in Seattle.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Set to face Canucks

    Montembeault is expected to start on the road against Vancouver on Thursday.

    Montembeault has lost his last five contests, though he's stopped a respectable 142 of 156 shots (.910 save percentage) in that span. He's 13-12-7 with a 3.10 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 33 outings this year. Vancouver, which is tied for fifth offensively with 3.49 goals per game, figures to be a challenging adversary for Montembeault.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Falls in OT

    Montembeault allowed three goals on 32 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.

    Montembeault was solid for the most part Tuesday, holding a potent Oilers offense to just two goals in regulation. However, Leon Draisaitl eventually tallied the game-winner on a power play in extra time, sticking Montembeault with a second straight overtime loss. The 27-year-old netminder has dropped his last five starts despite posting a respectable .910 save percentage in that span. Overall, Montembeault is 13-12-7 with a .905 save percentage and 3.10 GAA this season.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Between pipes against Oilers

    Montembeault will tend the twine on the road versus Edmonton on Tuesday.

    Montembeault is mired in a four-game losing streak during which he has gone 0-2-2 with a 11 goals allowed on 124 shots. The netminder continues to split the load with Cayden Primeau, who has been getting more work since the Canadiens traded Jake Allen to the Devils at the deadline.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Falls in overtime

    Montembeault allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.

    Montembeault was solid Thursday, holding Boston to just one goal through three periods, though he'd ultimately surrender the game-winner to Jake DeBrusk 25 seconds into overtime. The 27-year-old Montembeault has played well recently, sporting a .914 save percentage over his last six outings, though he's gone just 1-3-2 in that span as the Canadiens have failed to provide enough support offensively. Overall, Montembeault's 13-12-6 on the season with a .905 save percentage and 3.11 GAA. Montreal's back in action Saturday on the road versus the Flames.

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  • Canadiens' Sam Montembeault: Expected starter for Thursday

    Montembeault will start at home against Boston on Thursday.

    Montembeault is drawing a tough assignment versus the Bruins, who are 17-6-9 on the road. The 27-year-old goaltender has a 13-12-5 record, 3.14 GAA and .904 save percentage in 31 contests in 2023-24. He's lost his past three starts while stopping 91 of 100 shots (.910 save percentage).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 199 lbs
Birthplace: Becancour, PQ
Age: 27
Experience: 5
Shoots: Left