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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
Contract: view contract details

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Peter Budaj gave up three goals on 35 shots Saturday night as the Kings lost 4-2 to the Islanders.
This was only the second time in his last 13 games that Budaj faced more than 30 shots. The last time he was this busy, he lost a 3-1 contest to Edmonton December 29. In both contests, he had a save percentage greater than .900. Tonight’s effort produced a .914 which compares favorably to his season average of .917. Jan 21 - 10:02 PM

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Peter Budaj will take on the Islanders on Saturday.

In 14 games against Eastern foes thus far this season Budaj has posted a 7-4-2 record with a .927 save percentage and just 21 goals against.
Source: Jon Rosen
Jan 21 - 2:31 PM

Peter Budaj faced 27 shots Wednesday night and gave up three goals as the Kings lost 3-2 to the Sharks.

Budaj entered the night with three straight games with a save percentage greater than .925 and GAAs of 2.04 of less. On Wednesday, he dropped to a .889 with a GAA of 3.06. Budaj should have been prepared for his level of activity as his last two games featured 28 and 29 shots.
Jan 19 - 1:42 AM

It looks like Peter Budaj will play between the pipes on Wednesday.

Budaj was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good way of gauging who the starter will be. Assuming he does start, this will be his sixth straight appearance.
Jan 18 - 1:26 PM

Peter Budaj saved 27 of 29 shots in a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay Monday afternoon.

Budaj has allowed just five goals in his last three starts. This was his first loss over that span, bringing his record to 20-12-3 this season.
Jan 16 - 6:56 PM

It's still a little stunning, but Peter Budaj continues to mop up wins, getting his 20th of the 2016-17 season as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in overtime.

Budaj's now 20-11-3 with a solid .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 2016-17. This matches the second-best win total of his career (he had 20 in 2008-09, but also lost 29 games that season). His career-high is 31 wins from 2006-07.
Jan 15 - 2:21 AM

It's confirmed that Peter Budaj will take on the Jets on Saturday.

Budaj boasts a 2.10 GAA and an .917 save percentage along with a 19-11-3 record so far this season in Jonathan Quick's place.
Jan 14 - 2:49 PM

Look for Peter Budaj to get the start Saturday night against the Jets.

He is coming off a 5-1 win over the Blues Thursday night in which he stopped 21 shots. For the season, Budaj boasts a 2.10 GAA and an .917 SP. Not too bad for a castoff. He has fiiled in for the injured Jonathan Qucik admirably.
Jan 14 - 12:43 PM

Peter Budaj's start on Thursday was the 300th of his career.

As previously mentioned, Budaj stopped 21 of 22 shots Thursday night en route to a 5-1 win over St. Louis. The 34-year-old goaltender wasn't expected to get to the 300 start milestone this season, but when Jonathan Quick was hurt at the beginning of the season, Budaj stepped up in a big way. He has a 19-11-3 record, 2.10 GAA, and .917 save percentage in 36 contests.
Jan 13 - 11:21 AM

Peter Budaj turned aside 21-of-22 shots in a 5-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.

He really didn't a have a whole lot of pressure in this game with just 8 shots through two periods and a 5-1 lead going into the third period. Budaj's fantasy owners will be happy though after he allowed five goals to Dallas in his last start. The 34-year-old has been overall very good this year with 19 wins, 2.10 GAA and .917 save percentage in 36 appearances.
Jan 13 - 2:28 AM

Peter Budaj will take on the Blues on Thursday night.

Ironically, Budaj has had mixed performances at home this season. While he is 12-3-1 in LA, he's also posted a 2.39 GAA and an .897 save percentage. Take that how you see fit. Budaj has been an excellent netminder this season.
Jan 12 - 8:41 PM

Peter Budaj let five pucks slip past him and was pulled 11 minutes into the third as the Los Angeles Kings lost a 6-4 contest to the Dallas Stars Monday night.

In this high shooting affair, both goalies were pulled in the third. Budaj had the distinction of lasting longer than his rival Kari Lehtonen, but eventually he gave way to Jeff Zatkoff. For his part, Zatkoff was perfect on only three shots, but the Kings gave up another goal into an empty net. With a save percentage of .773 and GAA of 5.90, this was Budaj’s worst outing since was pulled at the end of the first period against the Coyotes on December 1st with a percentage of .667 and GAA of 6.00.
Jan 10 - 1:56 AM

Peter Budaj is expected to start Monday's match versus Dallas.

He was the first goaltender off the ice at the morning skate. Budaj has won each of his last three starts and Saturday's game versus Minnesota was the first time he allowed more than two goals against in the last nine games.
Jan 9 - 5:08 PM

Peter Budaj got bailed out by his offense in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Wild.

Budaj stopped 21 of 24 shots asked of him, but the Kings scored four of the last five goals in the game after spotting the Wild with a 2-0 lead after one period. The win, his third in a row, gives him an 18-10-3 record with a 2.03 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Jan 7 - 7:53 PM

Peter Budaj takes on the Wild on Saturday.

Budaj may be 3-2 over his last five games, but he also has a shutout with just seven goals against in that time. He beat the Sharks twice and the Predators, while dropping to the Oilers and the Canucks, which may indicate how this afternoon's affair will go.
Jan 7 - 3:39 PM

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