Al Montoya was sharp in the Montreal Canadiens’ season-opener on Thursday night, which is great, because they’ll probably need him again on Saturday.
Now, it’s possible that Montreal will go with one of its another options in net, but maybe Montoya earned another start?
He carried much of the under-the-radar momentum he earned during a strong backup season with Florida in 2015-16 by stopping 30 out of 31 shots in Montreal’s 4-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres.
We’ll have to see about a few other Habs, too, as one must wonder about the health of Torrey Mitchell:
… And perhaps Andrew Shaw might get a talking to?
The Ottawa Senators looked flawed-but-dangerous in their own season-opener (they played and won against that obscure Auston Matthews fellow), so Saturday’s match could be intriguing.