Photo credit: RDS

Plot twist in the Canadiens' goal: The verdict is in for Cayden Primeau, and the goaltender will wait at least one more game

Published December 20, 2023 at 3:15 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

For over a month, the Canadiens had a perfect rotation with three goalies, regardless of the opponent. Since Samuel Montembeault signed his contract, the rotation continues, but he plays two games in a row before giving way to Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau.

So, no one was surprised to see Monty against the Penguins and the Islanders, and then Allen against the Jets. While in Minnesota to face the Wild on Wednesday, it should theoretically be Cayden Primeau's turn.

In a surprising turn of events, Samuel Montembeault will be in front of the Canadiens' net for a third game in the last four. This means that Primeau is skipping his turn.

This also unequivocally confirms that Samuel is the number one goaltender, and Martin St-Louis will give him the playing time that comes with that role.


It's worth noting that Primeau excelled in his last start, but since the World Championship at the beginning of the summer, Monty has been simply dominant. He belongs to the NHL elite in several categories, despite being on a team in rebuilding mode.

POLL
December 20   |   298 answers
Plot twist in the Canadiens' goal: The verdict is in for Cayden Primeau, and the goaltender will wait at least one more game

Do you agree with Samuel playing more games?

Yes24983.6 %
No4916.4 %
LIST OF POLL
Latest 10 stories