AL MONTOYA RUMORS & GOSSIP
Al Montoya made 34 saves, Andrew Ladd scored his 150th goal and the Winnipeg Jets rallied to beat the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Sunday night.
Blake Wheeler had two third-period goals as Winnipeg won for the second straight day and improved to 6-1 under new coach Paul Maurice. They also averted a season sweep by the Blackhawks, who won each of the first three games between...
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January 26, 2014
Al Montoya made 27 saves and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Keaton Ellerby, Jacob Trouba and Anthony Peluso provided all the offense necessary for Montoya, who earned his second shutout of the season. Winnipeg tied a season best with its third straight win.
Montoya (8-2-1), making his second straight start after relieving No. 1...
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December 31, 2013
AL MONTOYA'S job on Friday night?
If you've ever been the first one into the kitchen after a Christmas dinner, gravy and cranberry sauce smeared everywhere, that's kind of it.
But Montoya, the 28-year-old veteran, did a fine job of cleaning up a festive first-period mess and emerged with his sixth win of the season after the Jets won the third period for a 6-4 victory...
IT is verboten, it seems, for any National Hockey League coach to give away any 'secrets' whatsoever for fear that information may come back to bite him and his team on the backside.
But if Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel was ever going to give Al Montoya consecutive starts, tonight in Chicago screams out for it. Montoya was solid in Monday's 4-2 victory over Detroit...
It’s supposed to be a tough gig being a little-used back-up goalie in the National Hockey League.
A guy takes a pile of shots in the pre-game warmup and then dons a ball hat before playing doorman for his teammates while they come off the ice all night.
But Al Montoya is good with all that. And the veteran netminder also has a very keen understanding of his role as Ondrej Pavelec’s...
The Winnipeg Jets have signed the only other unrestricted free agent general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff seemed eager to retain, backup goalie Al Montoya.
Montoya, 28, played in seven games for the Jets last season. He made five starts and went 3-1 with a 2.91 goals-against average and .899 save percentage.
In 63 career NHL games with Phoenix Coyotes, the New York Islanders and...
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July 04, 2013
The Winnipeg Jets have signed backup goaltender Al Montoya to a one-year deal worth $601,000.
The 27-year-old spent last season with the New York Islanders, posting a 9-11-5 record, with a 3.10 goals against average and a .893 save percentage.
Montoya has played in 57 career NHL games, between the Islanders and Coyotes, after being drafted by the New York Rangers sixth...
After missing the past 12 games with a concussion, Islanders goaltender Al Montoya almost made an All-Star worthy save in overtime against the Maple Leafs Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Montoya and the Islanders, he came up just short. Check out how Tuesday night's tilt between Toronto and the Islanders ended, when Clarke MacArthur netted his second tally of the night, giving...
The New York Islanders’ Al Montoya is sure to get a roaring ovation tonight when he starts between the pipes against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.
Al Montoya was handed the starting duties tonight in his home town tonight, but has earned it with his solid efforts so far this season.
That’s because Montoya is expected to have his own cheering section...
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The New York Islanders liked what they saw from goaltender Al Montoya over the weekend - so they're sticking with him.Montoya will get the start in net when the Islanders face the Minnesota Wild on Monday.The 26-year-old had a solid season opener, turning aside 27 of 29 shots as the Islanders dropped a 2-0 decision to the Florida Panthers. The decision may raise some eyebrows...