Habs Game Report Montoya shuts out Penguins

The bottom line: Al Montoya continued his string of outstanding performances as he backstopped the Canadiens to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their home opener Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Montoya made 36 saves for his sixth career shutout as he and the Canadiens improved to a 2-0-1 record.

Goaltenders step up: The Canadiens needed only 23 seconds to take a 1-0 lead on Max Pacioretty’s first goal of the season, but the goaltenders grabbed the spotlight for the remainder of a freewheeling, entertaining period. Montoya made 17 stops, including big saves on Chris Kunitz and Matt Cullen, while Marc-André Fleury made 12 saves after Pacioretty beat him with a shot from the left faceoff circle.

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