BREAKING: Tonight's Starting Goalie Against Pittsburgh Revealed

Published December 13, 2023 at 1:30 PM

In the last few minutes, the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Martin St-Louis, has confirmed that Samuel Montembeault will start against the Pittsburgh Penguins, taking over from Jake Allen who played in the last game against the Nashville Predators.

Many fans suspected this, as it was theoretically the Quebec goaltender's turn to defend the Montreal net, but now it's official.

"Samuel Montembeault will be in the net tonight against the Penguins." - Luc Gélinas

It was high time for number 35 to get a new start, having played his last game on December 7th against the Los Angeles Kings, nearly a week ago. There's no doubt that Samuel Montembeault is having an excellent season, and the Canadiens would certainly benefit from giving him more playing time.

The 27-year-old goalie has won four of his last six duels, totaling a record of six wins, four losses, and one overtime defeat in eleven games this year. He also boasts excellent stats, with a 2.78 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.

It's also worth noting that Samuel Montembeault will be making his 100th career start since joining the NHL.

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BREAKING: Tonight's Starting Goalie Against Pittsburgh Revealed

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