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Peter Budaj | Goalie

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Montreal goaltender Peter Budaj was tagged with a loss in a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Blackhawks Wednesday night.
Budaj has been an effective backup for the Habs this season, though he was just okay in this contest, stopping 25 of 28 shots in the loss. His record now stands at 10-8-3 while his GAA is 2.51 and his save percentage is .908. Apr 9 - 10:24 PM

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Peter Budaj will play between the pipes on Wednesday against Chicago.

If everything goes according to plan, then that will be Budaj's final start of the regular season. He has a 2.49 GAA and .910 save percentage in 23 games in 2013-14.
Apr 8 - 1:32 PM

Peter Budaj allowed four goals on 43 shots but received plenty of offensive support en route to a 7-4 victory over the Senators on Friday night.

Budaj has won two straight to snap out of a four game slump, improving his record to 10-8-2 with a .910 save percentage and 2.49 goals against average. It was a wild night in Ottawa, where the Sens scored three goals in the first six minutes, but the Habs responded with seven straight goals of their own.
Apr 4 - 11:11 PM

Peter Budaj will get the call for Montreal on Friday in Ottawa.

The Canadiens will likely go back to Carey Price for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Apr 3 - 5:06 PM

Peter Budaj was excellent for Montreal on Monday night as the Habs upended Boston for a 2-1 shootout win.

Budaj kicked out 28 of 29 shots in regulation and overtime, but wasn't rewarded for his efforts until the team prevailed in the shootout. His record improves to 9-8-2 with the victory while his GAA is 2.41 and his save percentage is .910.
Mar 24 - 11:00 PM

Peter Budaj will get the nod for Montreal on Monday against Boston.

Budaj has faced the Bruins two times this season and he's defeated them once. The Canadiens host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, so Carey Price will be back in goal for that game.
Mar 24 - 12:38 PM

Peter Budaj stopped 28 of 32 shots in the Habs' 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday night.

The Habs backup has now lost four straight games, dropping his record to .500 for the first time this season.
Mar 12 - 10:25 PM

The Montreal Canadiens will start Peter Budaj on Wednesday.

Budaj has been serving as Montreal's starter while Carey Price recovers from a lower-body injury. Budaj turned aside just nine of 11 shots on Saturday before being pulled.
Mar 12 - 12:16 PM

Peter Budaj was pulled 1:54 into the second period after giving up two goals in the Canadiens' 4-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

Budaj made only nine saves. Since Carey Price has gone down, the Canadiens are 3-3-1. Dustin Tokarski blocked 20 of 22 shots in 38:06. Budaj has not been very good lately, with one plus-.900 save percentage game over his last five. He has a 2.42 goals-against average and .909 save percentage this season.
Mar 9 - 1:16 AM

Peter Budaj was the first goalie off the ice in the morning, so he's probable to face San Jose Saturday night.

He was burned for five goals on 23 shots in a loss against Phoenix on Thursday. This is Montreal's third game in four nights and it's the final contest of their West Coast road trip.
Mar 8 - 4:28 PM

Despite giving up five goals on 23 shots against the Coyotes Thursday night, Peter Budaj will likely get the start Saturday against the Sharks.

Of course the Habs could turn back to Dustin Tokarski who did so well against the Ducks Wednesday night stopping 39 shots in regualation time and six more in the shootout in a 4-3 win.
Mar 8 - 9:00 AM

Peter Budaj allowed five goals on only 23 shots in Montreal's 5-2 loss to Phoenix Thursday night.

Budaj lost his second straight game and didn't play very well. He has allowed 15 goals in his last four starts and he now has an 8-6-2 record with a 2.35 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. The Canadiens really need Carey Price back from his injury.
Mar 7 - 3:14 AM

Peter Budaj will start in goal for a fifth consecutive time on Wednesday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

"I take things day by day and try to be ready when they need me," Budaj said. "I've worked hard to be ready when I get the call and that's all I can do." He has a 2-1-1 record with Carey Price sidelined with a lower-body injury, but he's allowed 12 goals over that span.
Mar 5 - 8:32 AM

Peter Budaj blocked 20 of 22 shots in Montreal's 2-1 loss to Los Angeles Monday night.

Budaj started again for the Canadiens, because Carey Price was placed on injured reserve before the game. Price is eligible to play on Wednesday so it is not clear who will start then for the Canadiens. Budaj now has an 8-5-2 record with a 2.20 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Mar 4 - 3:36 AM

Peter Budaj will make his fourth straight start for Montreal on Monday.

He will face the Los Angeles Kings after posting a 2-0-1 record in his last three outings. Budaj has been helping his team pick up points in the standings during Carey Price's absence with a lower-body injury, but he hasn't been playing very well from a statistical point of view.
Mar 3 - 4:33 PM

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3Josh Gorges
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Francis Bouillon
7Jarred Tinordi
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G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj