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Panthers holding public tryouts for practice goalie

After the Florida Panthers ran out of goaltenders the other night, the team announced an open amateur tryout to find a backup practice goalie for a day. Both Panthers goalies, Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya, suffered injuries in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, forcing 41-year-old goalie coach Robb Tallas to take over the netminding duties. So any hockey fan who wants...
Via The Other Paper
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers Call Up Two Goalies To Replace Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya

SUNRISE, Fla. — Dan Ellis has not logged a single minute in the NHL all season. And he might now be the key to the Florida Panthers’ postseason hopes. The Panthers will be without goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya for at least one game and possibly longer after both got hurt against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, setting off a chain...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers sign emergency goalie during game due to injuries

Robb Tallas has 99 career NHL appearances to his name, and he came dangerously close to adding No. 100 — as a 41-year-old. The Florida Panthers goaltending coach nearly was called on for action Tuesday night as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tallas was signed to an emergency contact after both of the Panthers’ goalies — Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya — went...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers backup G Al Montoya embracing role as Cuban ambassador

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- When the Florida Panthers host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, backup goaltender Al Montoya will spend the evening in the spotlight as the organization celebrates Hispanic Heritage Night. The first Cuban-American to play in the NHL, Montoya has embraced his role as an ambassador of hockey to Florida's booming Hispanic community that, according to the U.S....
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Q&A with Al Montoya aka 'The Big Cubano'

Watch FloridaPanthers.com's exclusive sit down with goaltender Al Montoya, the first Cuban-American to play in the NHL.
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers Sign Montoya, Thornton by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Florida Panthers continue to be busy as they’ve signed two more players. First, a new backup for Roberto Luongo as they’ve signed goaltender Al Montoya, terms of the deal have not been released. Montoya was the backup last year for Winnipeg and has also played for the Coyotes and Islanders after being drafted by the New York Rangers. They [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Montoya leads Jets by Blackhawks 3-1

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Montoya makes 27 saves, shuts out Sabres 3-0

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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