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Samuel Montembault Stuns Reporters in an Incredible Scene

Published December 7, 2023 at 7:49 PM
BY AARON

The dedication and work ethic of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Samuel Montembeault were on full display during this morning's optional practice. Despite already being confirmed as the starter for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings, Montembeault chose to participate in the practice to refine aspects of his game.

TVASports journalist Anthony Martineau highlighted the rarity of this situation, noting the commitment shown by Montembeault.

"It may seem trivial, but it was an optional practice this morning, and Sam Montembeault, starting tonight, could have easily chosen to sleep in. Instead, he chose to work. Success is in the details. 1st NHL (5 vs 5) for goals-against average." - Anthony Martineau

Such instances are rare, as starting goalies usually rest during optional practices on game days. However, Montembeault's passion and constant strive for improvement are evident. His success in recent weeks is no coincidence; it's the result of his relentless effort to enhance his skills.


This demonstration of commitment should signal to Canadiens GM Kent Hughes the importance of resolving the goaltending situation. Montembeault deserves more playing time, but as long as three goalies are on the Montreal roster, his opportunities will be limited.

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