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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%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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4/9/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya To Start Saturday

News: Al Montoya (groin) will be in goal for Saturday's season finale against the Devils, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: The Panthers' decision to send Dan Ellis back to AHL San Antonio prior to Thursday's game against the Bruins signifies that Al Montoya is good to go after a one-month absence due to the injury. He'll settle into a backup role behind Roberto Luongo on Tuesday, but will be rewarded with one final nod before the season ends. Even by No. 2 goalie standards, Montoya hasn't been great this season (5-7-2, 3.08 GAA, .888 save percentage), making difficult to trust him as a streaming option even against one of the league's weakest offensive attacks in the Devils.

4/7/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Targeting Season Finale

News: Al Montoya (groin) practiced again Tuesday and is targeting a return to the crease for Saturday's season finale against the Devils, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Coach Gerard Gallant has already confirmed Roberto Luongo as the starter in goal for Thursday's game against the Bruins, leaving the finale as Al Montoya's lone opportunity to reenter the lineup. Montoya has been out for a month with the groin injury, and with the Panthers already eliminated from playoff contention, it might be a good opportunity for the backup goalie to get Saturday's nod as a reward for his hard work in rehabbing the injury. Over 19 games this season, Montoya is 5-7-2 with a 3.08 GAA and .888 save percentage.

4/2/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya On Ice Before Practice Thursday

News: Al Montoya (groin) worked out with goaltending coach Robb Tallas and strength coach Tommy Powers before the Panthers' morning skate on Thursday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya still hasn't been a participant in practice and with how well Dan Ellis has played in Montoya's absence (4-2-1 with a 2.11 GAA and a .922 save percentage), Montoya may be the odd man out if he returns this season at all.

3/5/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya To Miss At Least Two Weeks

News: Coach Gerard Gallant confirmed Thursday that Al Montoya will miss at least two weeks worth of action with a groin injury, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Al Montoya thus appears on track to be placed on IR, while fellow goalie Roberto Luongo is hurting as well, but hopes to be back next week. In the meantime, Dan Ellis and Sam Brittain are in line to handle the Panthers' netminding duties.

3/4/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Sidelined

News: TSN's Bob McKenzie indicates that Al Montoya (groin) is likely out for "weeks," tsn.ca reports.
Analysis: With both Al Montoya and fellow goalie Roberto Luongo hurting, the Panthers' top healthy options in net currently are Dan Ellis and Sam Brittain, who were both recalled by the team on Wednesday.

3/4/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Suffers Apparent Groin Injury

News: Al Montoya, who took the loss in Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to the Maple Leafs, was forced from the game midway through the third period with an apparent groin injury, USA Today reports.
Analysis: With starting goalie Roberto Luongo (neck) initially ruled out for the night after finishing out the first period with the Panthers holding a 1-0 lead, Al Montoya was called upon to man the net. Disaster would eventually strike 22 seconds into the third period, as Montoya appeared to hurt himself while scrambling to stop Nazem Kadri's game-tying goal. Knowing that Luongo had been ruled out for the game, Montoya initially tried to tough it out the rest of the way, but was rendered virtually immobile in the crease. Shortly after he conceded the eventual winning goal to the Leafs' Peter Holland at the 5:28 mark of the third period, Montoya was pulled for good. The Panthers initially appeared poised to turn to 41-year-old goalie coach Robb Tallas -- who hadn't appeared in the NHL since 2001 -- as an emergency option in the net, but after a few minutes, Luongo returned from the locker room to play the final 15 minutes. Though Luongo was able to play through the injury to close out the game, it's clear that both Panthers goalies should be considered day-to-day in advance of Thursday's game against the Stars. The team already announced Wednesday that goalies Dan Ellis and Sam Brittain would be recalled from the minors, though it's uncertain at this time if none, either, or both will be forced to dress for Thursday's game.

3/3/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Takes Relief Loss

News: Al Montoya was stuck with a loss Tuesday against the Leafs after entering the game for Roberto Luongo (neck). He gave up three goals on 15 shots.
Analysis: Not a pretty outing for Al Montoya, but he could conceivably be heading for more action in goal after Luongo left this game. Although Luongo's injury was reportedly minor, the same was said of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's similar puck-to-the-neck incident, and he's coming up on a month out of the lineup. No one at AHL San Antonio has impressed this year, so Montoya would likely get first dibs on starts if Luongo misses time.

3/1/2015

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Al Montoya

Panthers' Montoya Picks Up Win Sunday

News: Al Montoya stopped 20 of 23 shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Al Montoya wasn't heavily tested until the third period, as he allowed two goals on 11 shots in the final frame. The last time the 30-year-old received a start that wasn't part of a back-to-back set for the Panthers was Jan. 4, so he may only see a few more starts this season as he backs up Roberto Luongo.

2/28/2015

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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.