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Montoya's big chance with Jets

2/12/2013

Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Flyers could be the biggest of Al Montoya's 13-year professional career.

The Winnipeg Jets goaltender will get a second consecutive start after filling in for the flu-ridden Ondrej Pavelec on Saturday and blanking the Ottawa Senators in sometimes spectacular fashion. It was Montoya's first shutout this season and third of the 27-year-old's up-and-down NHL career.

Given Pavelec's struggles this season, so it's not surprising that Montoya gets another chance following his flawless, 33-save performance against the Sens. If he can put on another effective display against Philadelphia, the job will officially become his to lose.