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Martin St-Louis makes a controversial lineup change ahead of next game

Published January 9, 2024 at 12:34

In the last few seconds, the Montreal Canadiens organization confirmed that goaltender Cayden Primeau will be in net for his team tomorrow against the Flyers, live from Philadelphia.

It's great news for Primeau, who is returning to the net and will play in the city where he grew up (and against his childhood team), but obviously disappointing for many fans who were hoping to see Samuel Montembeault in goal.

"Cayden Primeau against the Flyers tomorrow."

After his stunning performance against the Rangers, he possibly deserved to play again. (like a #1 goalie)

But well, these are the joys of the three-goalie rotation.

"Cayden Primeau says that the Flyers were the team he loved growing up, obviously because his father, Keith, played for that team.

Cayden says it's always special to play in the NHL, but that it will be very special for him to face the Flyers in Philadelphia tomorrow."

- Via Priyanta Emrith

Primeau, 24, has a record of 4-4-0 this season, with a 3.30 GAA and a .898 save percentage.

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