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AL MONTOYA RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Big Cubano hopes to spark Panthers on and off the ice

Nothing goes together better than a Florida Panthers hockey game and munching a Cuban sandwich, sipping a cafecito or Mojito before topping off a victory with a big, fat Cuban cigar. Huh? That may sound a tad incongruous and illegal, given the BB&T Center's anti-smoking regulations and the lack of interest in hockey among South Florida's humongous Hispanic community...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  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

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

Montoya might have earned himself another start in net

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Montoya earns second career shutout

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets re-sign backup goalie Al Montoya

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets get their back-up in Al Montoya

From TSN: 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...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Islanders' Montoya Almost Makes Incredible Save

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...
Via Tonight's Healthy Scratches
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Islanders G Montoya out indefinitely with concussion

New York Islanders goaltender Al Montoya was diagnosed with a concussion following his collision with Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets. Montoya had established himself as the top goaltender after posting a 6-5-3 mark with a 2.45 goals-against average this season. Evgeni Nabokov replaced the 26-year-old Montoya during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory over Winnipeg and started...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

New York Islanders G Al Montoya set for homecoming game in Chicago

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...
Via centericechat.com
December 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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