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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%: 3/1 | Average Draft Position: 184.50
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3:18 PM

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Will Start Sunday

News: Al Montoya will start in goal Sunday against the Lightning, Jameson C. Olive of FOX Sports Florida reports.
Analysis: This comes as no surprise, as Roberto Luongo started Saturday in the front half of a back-to-back set. Al Montoya was lit up for five goals on 26 shots against the Penguins his last time out and will face a tough test Sunday in the league's top scoring offense (3.25 goals per game).

2/22/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Roughed Up In Loss

News: Al Montoya surrendered five goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Al Montoya doesn't see much action, but he had entered Sunday's contest allowing just four goals in his previous three outings so this was a step back from his recent play. Roberto Luongo will get the bulk of the starts as the Panthers make their push toward the playoffs, so Montoya's starts will likely be restricted to back-to-back sets going forward.

2/21/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya To Start Sunday

News: Al Montoya will start Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Roberto Luongo gets Saturday's game in Ottawa, leaving Al Montoya to start the second game of a back-to-back. Luongo has still been handling every start that isn't part of a back-to-back.

2/14/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Gives Up Two Goals In Loss

News: Al Montoya gave up two goals on 28 shots in Friday's loss to the Stars.
Analysis: It was a good outing for Al Montoya, who's allowed just four goals in his last three appearances. While he's been superb in his recent appearances, Montoya owns a lackluster 4-5-2 record on the season with a .899 save percentage and 2.82 GAA. When Roberto Luongo is given the night off, the 30-year-old Montoya makes for a decent spot start. Just don't expect anything spectacular.

2/13/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya In Net Friday

News: Al Montoya will start in net Friday against the Stars, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya will get the call for the second game of a back-to-back set Friday, as is typically the case. His last start was Feb. 3 against the Isles, so it remains to be seen if he'll show signs of any rust given the extended layoff. He will likely continue in the spot starting role the rest of the way, with Roberto Luongo taking most of the turns in net.

2/13/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Likely Starting Friday

News: Al Montoya will likely start Friday's game against the Stars, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya hasn't been confirmed as the starter, but he typically plays the second game of back-to-backs, making him the logical option for Friday night. If he does get the nod, Montoya will make just his 10th start of the season.

2/4/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Picks Up Win Tuesday

News: Al Montoya emerged as the victor Tuesday, stopping 32 of 34 shots from the Islanders.
Analysis: The Panthers supported Al Montoya with four scores, but Montoya was steady in his own right. He used sound positioning between the pipes in the victory and his only damage came as the result of even-strength and power-play goals from Islanders center Anders Lee. Backup goalies rarely garner much fantasy attention and Montoya is no exception to the rule, but the Panthers would appreciate sustained production out of him as long it takes starting netminder Roberto Luongo to shake off his struggles.

2/4/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers Expected To Start Montoya On Tuesday

News: Al Montoya is expected to receive the start Tuesday against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: The Panthers didn't hold a morning skate Tuesday, so their starting goalie likely won't be officially known until pregame warmups. However, because Roberto Luongo has started four games over the last seven days and has been brutal in three of them, look for Al Montoya to get the rare nod. Despite Luongo's recent struggles, Montoya has done little to position himself for more work, as he's amassed a 3-4-2 record, 2.96 GAA and .891 save percentage over his previous 14 appearances this season.

2/3/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Confirmed To Start

News: Al Montoya has been confirmed as the starter for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya will pick up his first start since Jan. 9. The netminder hasn't been especially dependable this season with a 2.96 GAA and .891 save percentage, making him a weak streaming option against the powerful Islanders.

1/28/2015

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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

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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

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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.