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Peter Budaj | Goalie | #31

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (63) / COL
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Peter Budaj's recent struggles continued on Saturday as the Los Angeles Kings fell 3-2 to the Florida Panthers.
The Kings lost despite a 35-25 SOG advantage, as Budaj allowed three goals. The game-winner eluded Budaj by a very narrow margin. The journeyman backup-turned-starter has lost four of his last five games. Feb 19 - 1:22 AM

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Peter Budaj will take on the Panthers on Saturday.

The veteran netminder has finally begun to show his age. Over his last four games he's 1-3 with 16 goals against and an .833 save percentage. Then again, he also leads the league with seven shutouts.
Feb 18 - 3:15 PM

Peter Budaj allowed four goals on 21 shots in a 5-3 loss to Arizona on Thursday.

It's night to forget for Budaj who really wishes he had the fourth goal back, a shorthanded marker on the short side to break the spirit of the comeback for the Kings. He's now allowed 16 goals in his last four games but has been brilliant this season nonetheless. He has a 26-17-3 record to a go with stingy 2.15 GAA and .917 save percentage with seven shutouts in 49 appearances.
Feb 17 - 1:59 AM

Peter Budaj will be in net against the Coyotes on Thursday.

After back-to-back shutout victories to begin the month, Budaj has posted a 1-2 record with 12 goals against. He's been good against the Coyotes this season however, winning in his only decision with four goals against on 38 combined shots.
Source: Jon Rosen
Feb 16 - 4:50 PM

Peter Budaj turned aside 36 of 39 shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

Two of the goals were scored in the third period when the Kings already had the game in the bag. It's an encouraging win for Budaj, as he had come into this game having lost two in a row (he gave up nine goals during that span). Budaj now owns a 26-16-3 record with a 2.11 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this season. He's worth owning in all standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 10 - 12:02 AM

The Kings have tabbed Peter Budaj to be their netminder against the Panthers on Thursday.

It's been a rough pair of starts lately for the veteran goalie. He allowed nine goals on just 36 combined shots from Washington and Tampa Bay. However he's played exceptionally well this season on the road as he is tonight. Through 26 games he's 10-11-2 with five shutouts to go along with .925 save percentage and an 1.98 GAA.
Source: Jon Rosen
Feb 9 - 3:41 PM

Petr Budaj allowed five goals on 21 shots in Los Angeles' 5-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ouch! It's the second straight game that the Kings get crushed 5-0 (they lost by the same score in Washington on Sunday afternoon). Budaj was in nets for both of those losses. He's now given up nine goals in his last two games. Budaj owns a 25-16-3 record with a 2.09 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage.
Feb 7 - 11:32 PM

Peter Budaj will start Tuesday's match against Tampa Bay.

He is expected to play after he was first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate, while Jeff Zatkoff and Jonathan Quick stayed for extra work. Budaj was just named the second star of the week Monday after he posted two shutouts along with a 3-1-0 record.
Feb 7 - 2:18 PM

Peter Budaj has been named the NHL's third star of the week.

He posted a 3-1-0 record with a 1.62 goals-against average, a .930 save percentage and two shutouts. Budaj surprisingly leads the league with seven shutouts this season.
Feb 6 - 3:42 PM

Peter Budaj's five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Sunday at the hands of the Capitals.

Budaj stopped just 11 of 15 shots over the first two periods of play, and was relieved by Jeff Zatkoff to begin the third period down 4-0. The Kings would go on to lose 5-0, and Budaj took the loss. The decision drops his record to 25-15-3.
Feb 5 - 2:50 PM

It'll be Peter Budaj in the Kings' net as they take on the Capitals in Sunday's matinee.

Budaj is coming off a 17-save shutout over the Flyers yesterday, which was his league-leading seventh goose-egg of the season.
Feb 5 - 12:03 PM

Peter Budaj wasn't tested much during his 1-0 overtime shutout over the Flyers on Saturday.

The veteran netminder was asked to stop just 17 shots, including one on the penalty kill. It was his league-leading seventh shutout of the season, including three over his last five games. Simply remarkable. During his five-game winning streak Budaj has stopped 115 of 118 shots. His record for the season improves to 25-14-6 as well.
Feb 4 - 4:50 PM

Peter Budaj leads the Kings out against the Flyers on Saturday.

The veteran netminder has been outstanding lately, allowing just three goals against and posting two shutouts over his current four-game win streak. He's turned away 98 of 101 combined shots over that span.
Feb 4 - 12:34 PM

Peter Budaj stopped 22 of 22 shots for his second shutout in three games as the Kings blanked the Avalanche 5-0 Wednesday night.

Budaj was perfect Wednesday night to claim his sixth shutout of the season and second in the past week. His last shutout came on January 26th in a 3-0 win against the Hurricanes. This shutout tied Budaj with Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby for most of the season. He extended his win streak to four games and in those four games, he has only allowed three combined goals. With these numbers, Budaj should feel safe in the starting position over teammate Jeff Zatkoff for the foreseeable future.
Feb 2 - 2:11 AM

Peter Budaj is probable to start again Wednesday against Colorado.

He turned aside 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 win over Arizona on Tuesday, but could start the both games of the back-to-back situation. The Kings don't have much faith in Jeff Zatkoff, so sticking with Budaj wouldn't be a shock.
Feb 1 - 5:50 PM

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5Matt Greene
6Derek Forbort
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G1Peter Budaj
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Jonathan Quick