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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Samuel Montembault with the Philadelphia Flyers logo
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Surprise Announcement Regarding Samuel Montembault: He Will Not Be Joining the Team in Philadelphia

Published January 10, 2024 at 3:24 PM
BY AARON

In the last few hours, TVA Sports journalist Renaud Lavoie announced a rather surprising news regarding the Montreal Canadiens' number one goaltender, Samuel Montembeault.

Indeed, the 27-year-old Quebecer did not accompany his teammates to Philadelphia for tonight's game against the Flyers. Instead, the goalie stayed in Montreal with the goaltenders' coach, Éric Raymond, to prepare for the game against the Sharks at the Bell Centre tomorrow.

« Samuel Montembeault is not in Philadelphia, just like the goaltenders' coach, Éric Raymond.

- Renaud Lavoie



While the three-goalie system presents certain drawbacks, it allows the Canadiens to keep one of their goaltenders in Montreal so that he is in better condition for his next game. This is certainly good news for the CH, as Montembeault won't have to travel overnight tonight.

Moreover, this announcement seems to confirm that number 35 will play his 19th game this year tomorrow night, having recorded an impressive record of nine wins, five losses, and three overtime defeats in 2023-2024.

It's very likely that Samuel Montembeault will start tomorrow (Thursday) at home against the San Jose Sharks.

- Priyanta Emrith

Certainly, Samuel Montembeault is clearly demonstrating to the management that he deserved a contract extension, having apparently taken over the role of number one in the organization. He is having an excellent season with a goals-against average of 2.96 and a save percentage of 0.906, the best statistics of his career.

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