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Montoya stopped 20 of 23 shots in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Lightning.

Montoya wasn't heavily tested until the third period, as he allowed two goals on 11 shots in the final frame. The last time the 30-year-old received a start that wasn't part of a back-to-back set for the Panthers was Jan. 4, so he may only see a few more starts this season as he backs up Roberto Luongo.

Al Montoya G FLA 2 Days

Montoya will start in goal Sunday against the Lightning, Jameson C. Olive of FOX Sports Florida reports.

This comes as no surprise, as Roberto Luongo started Saturday in the front half of a back-to-back set. Montoya was lit up for five goals on 26 shots against the Penguins his last time out and will face a tough test Sunday in the league's top scoring offense (3.25 G/GP).

Al Montoya G FLA 8 Days

Montoya surrendered five goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Penguins.

Montoya doesn't see much action, but he had entered Sunday's contest allowing just four goals in his previous three outings so this was a step back from his recent play. Roberto Luongo will get the bulk of the starts as the Panthers make their push toward the playoffs, so Montoya's starts will likely be restricted to back-to-back sets going forward.

Al Montoya G FLA 9 Days

Montoya will start Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.Roberto Luongo gets Saturday's game in Ottawa, leaving Montoya to start the second game of a back-to-back. Luongo has still been handling every start that isn't part of a back-to-back.

Al Montoya G FLA 17 Days

Montoya gave up two goals on 28 shots in Friday's loss to the Stars.It was a good outing for Montoya, who's allowed just four goals in his last three appearances. While he's been superb in his last two games, Montoya owns a lackluster 4-5-2 record on the season with a .899 save percentage and 2.82 GAA. When Roberto Luongo is given the night off, the 30-year-old Montoya makes for a decent spot start. Just don't expect anything spectacular.

Al Montoya G FLA 17 Days

Montoya will start in net Friday against the Stars, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.Montoya will get the call for the second game of a back-to-back set Friday, as is typically the case. His last start was Feb. 3 against the Isles, so it remains to be seen if hell show signs of any rust given the extended layoff. He will likely continue in the spot starting role the rest of the way, with Roberto Luongo taking most of the turns in net.

Al Montoya G FLA 17 Days

Montoya will likely start Friday's game against the Stars, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Montoya hasn't been confirmed as the starter, but he typically plays the second game of back-to-backs, making him the logical option for Friday night. If he does get the nod, Montoya will make just his 10th start of the season.

Al Montoya G FLA 26 Days

Montoya emerged as the victor Tuesday, stopping 32 of 34 shots from the Islanders.

The Panthers supported Montoya with four scores but Montoya was steady in his own right. He used sound positioning between the pipes in the victory and his only damage came as the result of even strength and power-play goals from Islanders center Anders Lee. Backup goalies rarely garner much fantasy attention and Montoya is no exception to the rule, but the Panthers would appreciate sustained production out of Montoya as long it takes starting netminder Roberto Luongo to shake off his struggles.

Al Montoya G FLA 27 Days

Montoya has been confirmed as the starter for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Montoya will pick up his first start since Jan. 9. The netminder hasn't been especially dependable this season with a 2.96 GAA and .891 save percentage, making him a weak streaming option against the powerful Islanders.

Al Montoya G FLA 27 Days

Montoya is expected to receive the start Tuesday against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The Panthers didn't hold a morning skate Tuesday, so their starting goalie likely won't be officially known until pregame warmups. However, because Roberto Luongo has started four games over the last seven days and has been brutal in three of them, look for Montoya to get the rare nod. Despite Luongo's recent struggles, Montoya has done little to position himself for more work, as he's amassed a 3-4-2 record, 2.96 GAA and .891 save percentage over his previous 14 appearances this season.