Al Montoya G FLA 14 Days

Montoya stopped 11 of 15 shots in relief of Roberto Luongo in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.

Luongo was pulled during the second period after allowing his fourth goal of the night, and Montoya wasn't able to do much to quell the Jets' attack. Montoya has now surrendered four or more goals in four of his last five appearances, torpedoing his season ratios in the process.

Al Montoya G FLA 18 Days

Montoya emerged victorious in a wild game Friday, allowing five goals on 30 shots as the Panthers outdid the Flames 6-5.

Yikes, at certain points it seems like both teams would have been better suited pulling their goalie for an extra skater, as everything seemed to be going in. Nonetheless, Montoya was able to hold on for his third victory in 12 appearances this season, although the five tallies against didn't do much for his brutal ratios, which now sit at .896 and 2.85. Bobby Lu is the man in Sunrise -- and is a massive reason why the Cats sit just one point out of a playoff spot midway through the season -- so don't expect Montoya to get much work going forward unless Luongo needs a rest.

Al Montoya G FLA 19 Days

Montoya will start between the pipes against the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Montoya will receive the start in the second of back-to-back games Friday, looking to better his last performance in which he allowed the game-winning goal to the Capitals while facing just five shots in relief of Roberto Luongo Sunday. He will carry a 2.61 GAA and .904 save percentage into the matchup, looking to snap a four-game losing streak in net.

Al Montoya G FLA 24 Days

Montoya faced just five shots, but allowed the deciding goal in relief of Roberto Luongo in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.

Montoya entered the game in the third period to replace Luongo after the starter suffered a hit to the head earlier in the game. It's not clear yet how much, if any, time Luongo will miss, but Montoya will be the likely replacement if the Panthers are without their starting goalie for any amount of time.

Al Montoya G FLA 27 Days

Montoya allowed five goals on 34 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

Most of the possession was controlled by the Rangers on Wednesday, and Montoya faced the majority of the scoring opportunities as a result. After allowing five goals, he's not threatening Roberto Luongo at all for the starting job in Sunrise.

Al Montoya G FLA 29 Days

Montoya will start Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Roberto Luongo is still dominating the playing time between the pipes, but Montoya will get a rare start in the second game of a back-to-back. Montoya has been solid in limited action this season, sporting a 2-2-2 record, 2.26 GAA and .915 save percentage.

Al Montoya G FLA 1 Month

Montoya stopped 28 of 32 shots en route to an overtime loss Saturday against the Sabres.

The Sabres no longer look like the dormat they were for much of October, turning what was seemingly a favorable spot-start situation for Montoya into a trouble spot. Montoya tidied things up after surrendering the game's first two goals in the first period, but couldn't hold on in overtime, as Nikita Zadorov potted the game-winner 29 seconds into the extra period. Montoya's record now sits at a symmetrical 2-2-2 for the season.

Al Montoya G FLA 2 Months

Montoya has been confirmed as the starter in goal Saturday against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Aside from Montoya replacing Roberto Luongo in goal, the Panthers will roll out the same lineup they used in Friday's shootout victory over the Red Wings. It will be Montoya's sixth start of the season.

Al Montoya G FLA 2 Months

Montoya is expected to start Saturday against the Sabres, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Since Roberto Luongo was in the net for Friday's shootout win over the Red Wings, it seems likely that Montoya will get the nod Saturday, in what would mark his first turn since Dec. 1. He's only made five starts and eight appearances this season behind Luongo, going 2-2-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .923 save percentage. Though the Sabres have been winning more frequently of late, their offense still ranks among the league's worst, perhaps making Montoya a useful play Saturday.

Al Montoya G FLA 2 Months

Montoya made 21 saves on 23 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

With Roberto Luongo expected to play Tuesday against Detroit, Montoya's run as the starter seems to be over before it really started. He has still looked solid as a backup this season but with Luongo back in the fold, Montoya will see limited starts going forward.