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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
34-12-13 81
38-16-4 80
33-16-8 74
32-23-5 69
31-20-6 68
26-27-4 56
25-27-3 53
22-28-8 52

2023 Goaltending

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Wins
L
Losses
OTL
Overtime Loss
GAA
Goals Against Average
SV%
Saves Percentage
SO
Shutout
Regular Season 5 6 1 3.06 .901 1

Top Cayden Primeau News

  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Falls to Penguins

    Primeau allowed three goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.

    Primeau allowed a Kris Letang goal in the first period and two more tallies in the second as the 24-year-old netminder took the loss in just his second start since Jan. 20. Primeau falls to 5-6-1 with a .901 save percentage and 3.06 GAA while splitting work with Jake Allen and Sam Montembeault this season. Montreal will look to get back in the win column Saturday on the road against New Jersey.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Starting against Penguins

    Primeau will be in the visiting crease versus Pittsburgh on Thursday.

    Primeau picked up his first career shutout in his last game, stopping 13 shots in a 5-0 win over Anaheim on Feb. 14. The netminder is currently sharing the net with Sam Montembeault and Jake Allen and is not seeing a lot of action as a result. Primeau is 5-5-1 with a 3.07 GAA and a .903 save percentage in 2023-24. The Penguins are averaging only 2.89 goals, 24th in the league.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Records first NHL shutout

    Primeau stopped 13 shots in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Ducks.

    He wasn't exactly busy, as Anaheim didn't manage more than six shots in any period, but Primeau still handled everything fired his way to collect his first career shutout. It was also his first win since Dec. 22, as the 24-year-old continues to see sporadic action behind Sam Montembeault and Jake Allen. Should Allen get shipped out by the trade deadline, Primeau would see more consistent action, but his 3.07 GAA and .903 save percentage on the season don't promise big fantasy returns.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: In goal against Anaheim

    Primeau will defend the home goal against the Ducks on Tuesday.

    Primeau wasn't great in his last start Jan. 18 versus the Senators, surrendering five goals on 36 shots en route to a 6-2 defeat. He'll try to secure his fifth win of the season in a favorable home matchup with an Anaheim team that's averaging just 2.75 goals per game on the road this year, 26th in the NHL.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Stumbles against Sens

    Primeau turned aside 31 of 36 shots in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Senators.

    Ottawa's final goal was scored into an empty net. Primeau never got comfortable in his crease, falling behind 2-0 before the 12-minute mark of the first period on shots by Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stutzle from nearly the same spot that beat him blocker side. Primeau hasn't picked up a win in nearly a month and remains the No. 3 netminder for Montreal, and through 10 appearances this season he carries a mediocre 3.32 GAA and .900 save percentage.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Tending twine Thursday

    Primeau will get the visiting start versus Ottawa on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Primeau will garner his second start in the last 10 games as the Canadiens are going with three goaltenders -- Samuel Montembeault and Jake Allen are the others -- at this time. Primeau was sharp versus the Flyers on Jan. 10, stopping 37 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss. Primeau is 4-4-1 with a 3.13 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 2023-24. The Senators are averaging 33.1 shots on goal per game, eighth in the league.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Busy in shootout loss

    Primeau stopped 37 shots in regulation and overtime and two of three shootout attempts in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.

    Montreal grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period but Philly tied it up midway through the second, setting the stage for an unlikely goaltending duel down the stretch between Primeau and Samuel Ersson. Primeau has been deployed infrequently behind Sam Montembeault and Jake Allen -- the 24-year-old Primeau has allowed exactly two goals in three of his four starts since the beginning of December, posting a 2.40 GAA and .928 save percentage over that stretch while going 2-1-1.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Starting Wednesday

    Primeau will guard the road net Wednesday against the Flyers.

    Primeau gets the start in the city where he grew up and watched his father, Keith, play for the Flyers. The goalie made 26 saves on 30 shots in a 5-3 loss to Carolina on Dec. 28 during his last appearance. In eight games this season, Primeau has posted a 4-4-0 record with a 3.30 GAA and an .898 save percentage. Philadelphia sits 25th in the league this campaign with 2.85 goals per contest.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Sunk by Carolina

    Primeau stopped 26 of 30 shots in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Montreal never led in the game, but Primeau played well enough to keep things close after Carolina jumped ahead 2-0 in the first period. The 24-year-old netminder has made back-to-back starts after not playing since Dec. 9, but there's little reason to believe he has moved ahead of Sam Montembeault or Jake Allen in the Canadiens' goalie rotation. On the season, Primeau sports a 4-3-0 record through eight appearances with a 3.30 GAA and an .899 save percentage.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Expected to start Thursday

    Primeau will start in Thursday's road game against Carolina.

    Primeau has a 4-3-0 record, 3.20 GAA and .902 save percentage in seven contests this season. He stopped 19 of 21 shots en route to a 5-2 win over Chicago in his last start Friday. The Hurricanes, who rank 14th offensively this year with 3.24 goals per game, figure to be a tougher assignment than the Blackhawks.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Helps lift Montreal over Chicago

    Primeau saved 19 of 21 shots in a 5-2 victory over Chicago on Friday.

    When Primeau was beaten by Jason Dickinson at 3:43 of the second period, it put Montreal down 2-0, but the 24-year-old goaltender was perfect beyond that point in the Canadiens' come-from-behind win. Primeau has a 4-3-0 record, 3.20 GAA and .902 save percentage in seven games this season. Montreal has used him sparingly this campaign behind Sam Montembeault and Jake Allen, so Primeau might have to wait a little while before he gets another start.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Tending twine Friday

    Primeau will defend the visiting crease versus Chicago on Friday, per Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

    Primeau has not played in the Canadiens' last five games, but he was on top of his game when he faced the Sabres on Dec. 9, stopping 46 shots in a 3-2 overtime win. The Canadiens are going with three goaltenders on their roster, including Jake Allen and Samuel Montembeault, and that arrangement hasn't allowed Primeau to get as much action as he'd like. Primeau is 3-3-0 with a 3.40 GAA and .902 save percentage on the season. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.35 goals per game, 31st in the league.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Steals game from Sabres

    Primeau made a career-high 46 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres on Saturday.

    Primeau made some ridiculous saves in the win. So much so that he's now on a very short list of Habs' netminders with the most saves with two goals against or fewer in a road win since 1956. He's knotted with Mathieu Garon (2004) and Jaroslav Halak (2x; 2009) with 46, and he's behind only Jocelyn Thibault (49; 1996), Ken Dryden (47; 1971) and Halak (47; 2009). Primeau flat-out stole the game for Montreal, and it was quite the spring forward contest for him after losing 5-1 to Florida on Nov. 30.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Starting Saturday

    Primeau will be in the road crease in Buffalo on Saturday.

    Primeau is getting a start every three or four games as the Canadiens are going with three goaltenders at this time. Montembeault sees the most action with Jake Allen getting a start every three contests. Primeau is 2-3-0 with a 3.73 GAA and .886 save percentage. The Sabres are averaging 29.4 shots on goal, 25th in the NHL.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Mauled by Panthers

    Primeau made 24 saves in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Florida.

    The book may be out on Primeau, as all five Panthers goals beat him to the glove side, most from long range. The 24-year-old netminder has been seeing steady work lately as part of a three-man rotation in the crease alongside Sam Montembeault and Jake Allen, but Primeau's stumbled to a 3.62 GAA and .887 save percentage over his last four starts. Given that Montembeault has been the only effective member of the trio in November, Primeau could see his opportunities dwindle in December unless Montreal trades away one of its goalies.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: In goal Thursday

    Primeau will get the starting nod at home against the Panthers on Thursday.

    Primeau will make just his fifth appearance in the crease this season, having gone 2-2-0 with a 3.41 GAA and .898 save percentage in his previous four outings. With Primeau starting at home Thursday, the club opted to send him back to Montreal early, which means Sam Montembeault will start in Columbus on Wednesday while Jake Allen serves as the No. 2 against the Blue Jackets.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Second win in last three starts

    Primeau made 31 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over San Jose on Friday. He also had an assist.

    Mike Hoffman beat him at 5:06 of the second frame with a shot from the left hash marks following a feed from William Eklund behind the Canadiens' net. And then Eklund wired a one-timer on the power play later that frame to push the Sharks up 2-0. Primeau has won twice in three starts in November, and he's showing glimpses of what he could become, as long as the Habs allow his development to simmer.

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  • Canadiens' Cayden Primeau: Guarding road net Friday

    Primeau is expected to start on the road against San Jose on Friday.

    Primeau has a 1-2-0 record, 3.98 GAA and .885 save percentage in three contests this season. He surrendered six goals on 42 shots in a 6-5 loss to Vegas in his previous start last Thursday. The Sharks, who rank last offensively with 1.47 goals per game, are likely to give Primeau less trouble.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Voorhees, NJ
Age: 24
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left