Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau
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Tough Break for Cayden Primeau: the Organization Has Made a Surprising Decision

Published January 26, 2024 at 7:03 PM

An important announcement has just been made by the Montreal Canadiens.

We learn that the starting goaltender for Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the last before the extended break for the All-Star week, will be, unexpectedly, Jake Allen.

Many observers believed that Cayden Primeau would get the start, but the organization decided otherwise.

This is a harsh blow to the young goalie who did no worse than the 34-year-old veteran against Ottawa last Thursday, than he did against those same Senators on Tuesday night.

Is this a vote of no confidence in Primeau? Or is it an organizational decision to showcase Allen to other teams with a strong performance?

No one knows for sure at the moment, but it's clear that the three-goalie situation continues to fuel debates and dissatisfaction.

The team's next game is on February 6, almost three weeks since Primeau's last matchup. It's clear that this game will belong to Montembeault.

The following game is four days later. Therefore, it would be surprising, with such a gap between the two games, if the Quebecer isn't put back in the fray.

This means that we may have to wait, at least until February 11th, to see the young goalie in the net again.

That's a lot of downtime for him until he gets another chance in the net for the Canadiens.
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Tough Break for Cayden Primeau: the Organization Has Made a Surprising Decision

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