The Panthers have signed Al Montoya to a two-year deal worth $2.1 million.
Montoya, 29, went 13-8-3 with a 2.30 GAA and .920 SV% with the Jets last season. Ondrej Pavelec struggled, so Montoya was leaned on heavily at times, and he played very well. He will assume the back-up role behind Roberto Luongo in Florida.
Montoya allowed two goals on 27 shots in a loss to the Stars on Monday. Tonight, will mark his sixth straight start since Ondrej Pavelec went down with a lower-body injury. He has won two of the previous five starts with a 2.69 GAA and .902 SV%. He should be avoided tonight with the Jets in San Jose.
Montoya will make his fifth straight start Monday.
Montoya allowed three goals on 32 shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Winnipeg. Montoya has alternated wins and losses while posting a 2.75 GAA and .901 SV% in his last four starts since Ondrej Pavelec was injured. Tonight, he faces a Stars team that the Jets demolished 7-2 last weekend.
Montoya allowed four goals on 27 shots in a 5-4 OT win over the Avalanche on Wednesday. Since taking over for Ondrej Pavelec on March 14th, Montoya has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.52 GAA and .907 SV%. With Pavelec still sidelined until at least Monday, Montoya will make his fourth straight vs. the Hurricanes. He has gone 6-1-1 with a 1.90 GAA and .928 SV% at home.
Montoya leads the Jets onto the ice for warmups; he starts as expected.
Montoya allowed two goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Blues on Monday. Overall, he has stopped 41 of the last 47 shots (.872 SV%) in the last eight periods of hockey. He has a tough matchup tonight against the Avalanche.
Ondrej Pavelec is not on the ice for the Jets morning skate, so it looks like Montoya will get the call again tonight. Montoya allowed two goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Blues on Monday. Overall, he has stopped 41 of the last 47 shots (.872 SV%) in the last eight periods of hockey. He has a tough matchup tonight against the Avalanche.
Montoya stopped 25 of 27 shots in a 7-2 beat-down of the Stars last night. With Ondrej PAvelec on the shelf, Montoya will be called upon to start both games of the back-to-back. He has a 2.19 GAA and .925 SV% on the year, but has a very difficult matchup tonight vs. the Blues.
Montoya stopped 13 of 15 shots after replacing the injured Ondrej Pavelec on Friday. With Pavelec out at least the next two games, Montoya becomes the default starter. He is 10-5-3 with a 2.20 GAA and .924 SV% this season. Tonight, he will take on the dangerous duo of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn in Winnipeg.
Montoya stopped all 12 shots he faced while mopping up for Ondrej Pavelec in Saturday's loss to the Senators. Tonight, he will start against the Avalanche for the third time this season. In the previous two meetings he has gone 1-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and .943 SV%.
Montoya stopped all 12 shots he faced while mopping up for Ondrej Pavelec in Saturday's loss to the Senators. Tonight, it looks like he will start against the Avalanche for the third time this season. In the previous two meetings he has gone 1-1-0 with a 1.94 GAA and .943 SV%.
Al Montoya will start the final game before the Olympic break for the Jets. Jets head coach Paul Maurice said the start comes as a reward for consecutive solid performances by the backup netminder, who has posted victories over the Chicago Blackhawks and Monttreal Canadiens during his past two starts. Montoya is 10-4-1 with a 2.14 GAA and .928 SV% this season, but draws a difficult matchup vs. a strong Blues squad this afternoon.
Montoya turned aside 34 of 35 shots in a win over the Blackhawks last Sunday. When called upon, Montoya has posted a 2.22 GAA and .925 SV% in 16 appearances this season. If you need a Sunday spot-start, here you go!
Al Montoya gets the nod between the pipes tonight for the surging Winnipeg Jets.
Montoya allowed six goals on 39 shots in a 6-5 loss to the Panthers on January 5. The Jets have improved immensely under new head coach Paul Maurice. He doesn't have the look of a good Sunday spot-start in Chicago tonight.
Montoya allowed four goals on 29 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Senators on Thursday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and moved him to 8-3-1 with a 2.02 GAA and .929 SV% on the season. He draws an ugly matchup vs. a Penguins team who are getting Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin back today.