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35 Al Montoya G
Height/Weight: 6-2/203 | Birthdate: 2/13/1985 | Birthplace: Chicago, IL, USA | Team: Florida Panthers | College: Michigan | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $601,000 | Owned/Started%: 3/0 | Average Draft Position: 184.50
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1/28/2015

Al Montoya, G, FLA

Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Perfect In Relief Tuesday

News: Al Montoya, working in relief of a struggling Roberto Luongo, denied all 10 shots that came his way in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Luongo was sent to the pine in the second period after allowing five goals on 17 shots. For Al Montoya, his last two appearances have come in relief, and it's hard to count on a goalie lacking consistent starts between the pipes.

1/14/2015

Al Montoya, G, FLA Panthers' Montoya Offers Little Relief Tuesday

Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Offers Little Relief Tuesday

News: Al Montoya stopped 11 of 15 shots in relief of Roberto Luongo in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Luongo was pulled during the second period after allowing his fourth goal of the night, and Al Montoya wasn't able to do much to quell the Jets' attack. Montoya has now surrendered four or more goals in four of his last five appearances, torpedoing his season ratios in the process.

1/10/2015

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Al Montoya

Cats' Montoya Picks Up Win In Wild One

News: Al Montoya emerged victorious in a wild game Friday, allowing five goals on 30 shots as the Panthers outdid the Flames 6-5.
Analysis: Yikes, at certain points it seems like both teams would have been better suited pulling their goalie for an extra skater, as everything seemed to be going in. Nonetheless, Al Montoya was able to hold on for his third victory in 12 appearances this season, although the five tallies against didn't do much for his brutal ratios, which now sit at .896 and 2.85. Bobby Lu is the man in Sunrise -- and is a massive reason why the Cats sit just one point out of a playoff spot midway through the season -- so don't expect Montoya to get much work going forward unless Luongo needs a rest.

1/8/2015

Al Montoya, G, FLA Panthers Roll With Montoya Friday

Al Montoya

Panthers Roll With Montoya Friday

News: Al Montoya will start between the pipes against the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya will receive the start in the second of back-to-back games Friday, looking to better his last performance in which he allowed the game-winning goal to the Capitals while facing just five shots in relief of Roberto Luongo Sunday. He will carry a 2.61 GAA and .904 save percentage into the matchup, looking to snap a four-game losing streak in net.

1/4/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Dealt Loss In Relief

News: Al Montoya faced just five shots, but allowed the deciding goal in relief of Roberto Luongo in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Al Montoya entered the game in the third period to replace Luongo after the starter suffered a hit to the head earlier in the game. It's not clear yet how much, if any, time Luongo will miss, but Montoya will be the likely replacement if the Panthers are without their starting goalie for any amount of time.

12/31/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Stops 29 In Loss

News: Al Montoya allowed five goals on 34 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Most of the possession was controlled by the Rangers on Wednesday, and Al Montoya faced the majority of the scoring opportunities as a result. After allowing five goals, he's not threatening Roberto Luongo at all for the starting job in Sunrise.

12/30/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya To Start Wednesday

News: Al Montoya will start Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Roberto Luongo is still dominating the playing time between the pipes, but Al Montoya will get a rare start in the second game of a back-to-back. Montoya has been solid in limited action this season, sporting a 2-2-2 record, 2.26 GAA and .915 save percentage.

12/14/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Ousted In OT Saturday

News: Al Montoya stopped 28 of 32 shots en route to an overtime loss Saturday against the Sabres.
Analysis: The Sabres no longer look like the dormat they were for much of October, turning what was seemingly a favorable spot-start situation for Al Montoya into a trouble spot. Montoya tidied things up after surrendering the game's first two goals in the first period, but couldn't hold on in overtime, as Nikita Zadorov potted the game-winner 29 seconds into the extra period. Montoya's record now sits at a symmetrical 2-2-2 for the season.

12/13/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Confirmed For Saturday

News: Al Montoya has been confirmed as the starter in goal Saturday against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Aside from Al Montoya replacing Roberto Luongo in goal, the Panthers will roll out the same lineup they used in Friday's shootout victory over the Red Wings. It will be Montoya's sixth start of the season.

12/13/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Expected To Start Saturday

News: Al Montoya is expected to start Saturday against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Since Roberto Luongo was in the net for Friday's shootout win over the Red Wings, it seems likely that Al Montoya will get the nod Saturday, in what would mark his first turn since Dec. 1. He's only made five starts and eight appearances this season behind Luongo, going 2-2-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .923 save percentage. Though the Sabres have been winning more frequently of late, their offense still ranks among the league's worst, perhaps making Montoya a useful play Saturday.

12/1/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Falls Short In 2-1 Loss

News: Al Montoya made 21 saves on 23 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: With Roberto Luongo expected to play Tuesday against Detroit, Al Montoya's run as the starter seems to be over before it really started. He has still looked solid as a backup this season but with Luongo back in the fold, Montoya will see limited starts going forward.

12/1/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Starting Monday

News: Al Montoya will start in net Monday against the Blue Jackets, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya picked up a win Friday over the Senators, and with Roberto Luongo (upper body) ailing, Montoya should get the majority of the starts for the time being.

11/29/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Strong In 3-2 Win

News: Al Montoya stopped 22 of 24 shots to earn the 3-2 win in Friday's game against the Senators.
Analysis: Al Montoya did not see much action Friday, but he was solid enough to provide Florida with sound goaltending. With Roberto Luongo listed as day-to-day, Florida can only ask Montoya to play like he did against the Sens. His record on the season is now 2-1-1 with an impressive .924 save percentage and a 1.99 GAA. The 29-year-old veteran was the sixth overall pick in the 2004 Entry Draft, so there should be no surprise he does have some solid skill but he has been a backup his whole career. With Luongo out, look for Montoya to get a chance to prove why he was such a high draft pick.

11/27/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya To Start Friday

News: Al Montoya will be between the pipes Friday against the Senators, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Though Roberto Luongo's upper-body injury isn't considered serious, it will keep him out for at least Friday, affording Al Montoya the opportunity to make his seventh appearance of the season. Montoya was superb in relief of the injured Luongo in Wednesday's win over the Hurricanes, stopping 22 of 22 shots, and should function as coach Gerard Gallant's primary option in the net until Luongo returns. The run of starts isn't expected to last more than a few games for Montoya, but he may be worth grabbing on speculation in the event Luongo's injury proves to be more of a long-term concern than the Panthers initially thought.

11/26/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Replaces Luongo In Win

News: Al Montoya stopped all 22 shots he faced to hold onto the 1-0 lead after filling in for Roberto Luongo, who left the game in the second period due to what is believed to be an upper-body injury.
Analysis: The extent of the injury to Luongo is unknown as of yet, but Al Montoya has played solid this season as the team's backup supporting a .909 save percentage and a 2.24 GAA. The Panthers' next game is Friday so expect Montoya to get the nod if Luongo can't go.

11/17/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Gets First Win Of Season

News: Al Montoya made 33 saves on 35 shots for his first win of the season Sunday against the Ducks.
Analysis: A great outing from Al Montoya, who proved he can be counted on whenever Roberto Luongo needs a rest. Montoya has only played four games this season, however, as Luongo is a workhorse and the clear starting goalie in Florida. Montoya presents a decent option whenever the Panthers decide to give their starter the night off -- which won't be often.

11/16/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Will Be In Net Sunday

News: Al Montoya will start in net against the Ducks on Sunday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya will start in place for Roberto Luongo, who is getting scheduled rest. The backup has only started two games for the Panthers this season and will face a tough draw against an offensive-minded Anaheim team that welcomes Corey Perry (ankle) and Kyle Palmieri (ankle) back into their lineup Sunday.

11/8/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Surrenders Five In Loss

News: Al Montoya gave up five goals on 24 shots in a 6-4 loss to the Flames on Saturday. The sixth tally was an empty-netter.
Analysis: Even though Kari Ramo was yanked in the opposing crease after giving up four goals of his own, Al Montoya still lost the battle of the backups in this one. It was just his third appearance of the season, but the fact that he was chased in a rare start doesn't help his cause for taking an increased workload away from veteran Roberto Luongo. At this point -- playing on one of the East's weakest teams in Florida -- Montoya is one of the least valuable fantasy backup netminders in the league.

11/8/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers To Start Montoya

News: Al Montoya will be in the net Saturday against the Flames, Sportsnet's Roger Millions reports.
Analysis: With the Panthers resting Roberto Luongo following six consecutive starts, Al Montoya will enter the crease for his first outing since Oct. 18. Montoya has been excellent in his two appearances this season, stopping 37 of 38 shots, but that's probably too small of a sample size to expect that production to continue against the Flames.

10/18/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Strong In Win

News: Al Montoya put in a strong showing Saturday in a tough, defensive affair against the Capitals. He made 27 saves in a 2-1 shootout loss.
Analysis: Al Montoya won't get a huge number of starts behind Roberto Luongo, but he sure proved he could hold his own Saturday night. Watch for favorable matchups in single-year league formats and roll away.

10/17/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers Go With Montoya On Saturday

News: Al Montoya will start in net for the Panthers on Saturday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya relieved Roberto Luongo on Oct. 11 and stopped all 10 shots he faced in 37:01 in net. He will receive his first start of the season Saturday against the Capitals in the second of back-to-back games.

10/16/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Could Make Next Start Saturday

News: Al Montoya will likely make his next start Saturday against the Capitals, Steve Goldstein of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Analysis: Although it likely won't be officially announced until the weekend how the Panthers plan on splitting their Friday and Saturday games among their two goalies, it looks as though Al Montoya will draw the short end of the stick and make his turn against a formidable Capitals squad. The Panthers might normally be inclined to use Montoya against the weaker opponent of the back-to-back in the Sabres, but Florida's 0-2-1 start to the season could prompt the team to use No. 1 Roberto Luongo for that game, in an attempt to secure their first win.

10/4/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Surenders Four Goals In Loss

News: Al Montoya gave up four goals on 28 shots in Saturday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Al Montoya didn't have much of a chance on any of the goals, so it's hard to fault him for the loss. The 29-year-old enters the 2014-15 season as the backup to Roberto Luongo. Montoya posted a 13-8-3 record, 2.30 GAA and .920 save percentage in a backup role with Winnipeg last season.

10/1/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Claims Backup Gig

News: After Dan Ellis was waived Sunday by the Panthers, Al Montoya appears to have claimed the No. 2 goalie job behind Roberto Luongo, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya had the inside edge for the gig by virtue of his contract being larger than Ellis', but his play in the preseason justified his emergence as the victor in the job battle. The 29-year-old proved highly capable as a backup for the Jets last season, posting a 13-8-3 record, 2.30 GAA and .920 save percentage. However, Luongo is a far better talent in goal than Montoya's chief competition in Winnipeg (Ondrej Pavelec), so the backup might actually notice a decrease in usage in his first season in South Florida.

9/24/2014

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Has To Fight For No. 2 Gig

News: Panthers coach Gerard Gallant wouldn't call Al Montoya the odds-on favorite to claim the top backup goalie job behind Roberto Luongo, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: After posting a 13-8-3 record, 2.30 GAA and .920 save percentage over 28 appearances with the Jets in 2013-14, Al Montoya inked a two-year contract with the Panthers in the July, a pact that was thought to give the inside track on the No. 2 job. While that could still very well be the case, the Panthers do still have another veteran backup in Dan Ellis on their roster, who won't simply be phased out by the team. Look for Gallant to give a roughly even amount of playing time to both Montoya and Ellis during the preseason, with their performance in those contests likely weighing heavily into who comes away with the backup gig.