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Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 19, 2016

Canadiens vs. Hurricanes 10 Takeaways: Charles Hudon impresses

It began well for the Canadiens, but a reversal of fortunes leads to their third loss in a row. 1. Bizarre Few Moments There were a few moments during the first period that required taking a second look. First, it was Jeff Skinner having a wide-open net with Al Montoya down, but instead of scoring, hit the goal post not once, but twice off the rebound. Second was the missed shot that hit the side of the net by Lee Stempniak that looked like a goal at first glance. It fooled everybody in the arena, including the goal judge and the referee. In the end, nothing went in for a quiet first...
Canes Country Nov 18, 2016

Watch: Elias Lindholm Sets Up Victor Rask for Game-Deciding Goal

Rask nets his seventh goal of the season, gives the Hurricanes breathing room against the Canadiens. The Carolina Hurricanes extended their third-period lead thanks to Victor Rask who danced and scored on Habs goalie Al Montoya. [Goal GIF] @VictorRask extended the #Canes lead to 3-1 over the #Habs! #Redvolution #MTLvsCAR pic.twitter.com/DTU6PpAqkU— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) November 19, 2016 Elias Lindholm set Rask up with a nice pass from the boards to make it happen. It’s Rask’s seventh goal of the season. Lindholm picked up his fourth assist of the year on the goal.
Canes Country Nov 18, 2016

Watch: Jeff Skinner’s 150th NHL Goal Ties the Game

Skinner’s seventh goal of the season got Carolina on the board in the third period. After struggling to get the puck on Canadiens backup goalie Al Montoya through 40 minutes, the Hurricanes finally broke through thanks to fancy footwork from Jeff Skinner out front. [Goal GIF] @JeffSkinner redirects a shot with his skate to tie the game! #Redvolution #MTLvsCAR pic.twitter.com/E3hOQ92Y57— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) November 19, 2016 Ron Hainsey let the shot go from the point, and Skinner made thing happen in the slot. The goal came just two shifts after head coach Bill Peters...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 15, 2016

Eyes on the Price: The puck handling factor

Carey Price’s first period puck handling led directly to Phillip Danault’s opening goal, and helped the Habs dominate the Red Wings Carey Price is going to lose a hockey game eventually. It’s just not clear how, exactly, that’s going to happen. Saturday night in Montreal, Price and the Canadiens thoroughly dominated the Detroit Red Wings, 5-0, on the first leg of a Detroit-Chicago Original Six back-to-back weekend. (Al Montoya manned the net for Sunday’s narrow 3-2 loss in Chicago.) Detroit hardly knew what hit them. Phillip Danault scored early, Paul Byron added a shorthanded...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 14, 2016

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks 10 Takeaways: Close but no cigar

Montoya got his bounce-back game, but the team couldn’t follow through. 1. Montoya held his own this time around Despite a few scary rebounds, and whatever that near-injury moment was, Al Montoya stood tall behind a sleepy Canadiens team, and gave them every chance to win this one. He recorded 32 saves, and kept the Habs in it the whole way through, even when they couldn’t seem to find a way out of their own zone for agonizing minutes at a time. 2. ...but the Habs still felt like they were missing Price. Yes, it was a back-to-back, but seeing the Habs crush two in a row with Price...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 14, 2016

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks game recap: Late pushback not enough to keep win streak alive

Corey Crawford’s heroics gave the Habs their first loss since November 4. The Montreal Canadiens had a quick turnaround ahead of their game on Sunday. They travelled to Illinois after their 5-0 win on Saturday to prepare to play the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks for their fourth game in six days. Since he played the night before, Carey Price was given the game off, and Al Montoya got the call for the first time since allowing 10 goals versus the Columbus Blue Jackets almost two weeks prior. Andrew Shaw and Phillip Danault, in their first game back to Chicago since their...
Habs Eyes On The Prize Nov 13, 2016

Habs lines vs. the Blackhawks: No lineup changes from last night, Montoya gets the start

Greg Pateryn will be a healthy scratch for the third consecutive game. After a convincing win over the Detroit Red Wings last night, the coaching staff has decided to keep the skating contingent intact for tonight’s game in Chicago. The only change is that Carey Price gets the night off in favour of Al Montoya for the non-divisional matchup with the Blackhawks. Al Montoya starting for #Habs vs. #Blackhawks. No other line-up changes.— Heather Engel (@engelheather) November 13, 2016 The decision in goal isn’t surprising given the pre-season comments that Price’s starts would be...
Game Day: Al Montoya get start in goal for Canadiens against Blackhawks

Game Day: Al Montoya get start in goal for Canadiens against Blackhawks

STU COWAN The last time Al Montoya was in goal for the Canadiens things didn’t go very well. Montoya allowed 10 goals on 40 shots in a 10-0 loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus two Fridays ago and saw […]
Rotoworld Nov 10, 2016

Montoya probable to start Sunday at Chicago - Al Montoya (G) Montreal Canadiens

Al Montoya will probably be back between the pipes on Sunday against Chicago.

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