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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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Petr Budaj wasn't quite able to lead the Kings to victory, as they fell to Montreal 5-4 in the shootout on Sunday.
Budaj stopped 26 of 30 shots, including three of five while on the kill. But he saved just two of four in the shootout for the loss. He falls to 12-7-2 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA on the season. Dec 4 - 6:33 PM

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Peter Budaj will be in net on Sunday against the Canadiens.

As if you expected otherwise. The veteran netminder has been excellent so far this season, posting a 12-7-1 record in relief of Jonathan Quick. Budaj boasts a 10:2 Quality Start to Really Bad Start ratio, he's also 5-2 with just 13 goals against versus Eastern foes this season.
Dec 4 - 2:37 PM

Peter Budaj allowed two goals on six shots and got the early hook in Thursday's game against Arizona.

He allowed a goal on the first shot of the game, the third consecutive game the Kings have allowed a goal on the first shot of the game according to Kings insider Jon Rosen. Both goals allowed by Budaj were off the stick of Martin Hanzal and both were on power-plays. Jeff Zatkoff drew into the game.
Dec 1 - 11:03 PM

Peter Budaj will face Arizona on Thursday night.

Before Wednesday's loss, the veteran netminder had been on a five-game winning streak in which he allowed just nine goals against and a .929 save percentage. At this point he's a known quantity and worth believing in.
Dec 1 - 7:10 PM

Peter Budaj gave up three goals in the first period and another shot went into an empty net as the LA Kings lost a 4-1 contest to the San Jose Sharks Wednesday night.

Budaj was beaten at the 3:32 minute mark by Kevin Labanc, at 19:05 by Logan Couture, and barely 30 seconds later by Ryan Carpenter. Budaj faced only seven shots during that period, but the team showed enough confidence to leave him in the net and he rewarded them with a perfect second and third period. The final nail in the coffin came from Couture into an empty net. This snapped a five-game winning streak for the Kings.
Dec 1 - 1:25 AM

Peter Budaj is expected to start Wednesday's game against San Jose.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, so he is projected to make his 21st consecutive appearance in net and 19th start. In his previous 20 outings, Budaj has a 12-6-1 record with a 2.04 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Nov 30 - 5:40 PM

Remarkably, Peter Budaj now has 12 wins in 2016-17, second only to Carey Price's 13.

He got that latest victory on Saturday as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in overtime. He's now 12-6-1 with a surprisingly strong .917 save percentage on the season after making 18 out of 19 saves. Who would have expected this from the aging career backup?
Nov 27 - 2:06 AM

Peter Budaj will once again guard the Kings' crease on Saturday against the Blackhawks.

Budaj has won each of his last four games, allowing just two goals in each. He's posted a 11-6-1 with a .916 save percentage and a 2.10 GAA so far this season, suggesting maybe this isn't a fluke after all.
Source: Jon Rosen
Nov 26 - 3:36 PM

Peter Budaj faced only 24 shots Wednesday night, but he turned away 22 of them to help the Los Angeles Kings win 4-2 over the New York Islanders.

Budaj is now on a four-game winning streak in which he has given up exactly two goals each night. He has had a lot of help on the other end of the rink with scores of either three or four goals. His save percentage has not been great, but good enough—ranging from .913 to .933. He had a .917 Wednesday night.
Nov 24 - 2:27 AM

Peter Budaj is expected to start Wednesday's match against the Islanders.

He was the first netminder off the ice at the morning skate, which indicates he will get the nod. That should come as no surprise. Budaj has filled in admirably with Jonathan Quick on the sidelines and he has won each of his last three games.
Nov 23 - 1:50 PM

Peter Budaj made 28 saves on 30 shots to help the Kings hold on for a 3-2 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Budaj and the Kings held a 3-0 lead in the third period, then just barely made it to the finish line to beat their in-state rivals. Budaj improves to 10-6-1 this season with a 2.11 goals against average and .915 save percentage. Budaj has played as well as anyone could have hoped he would with Jonathan Quick on the injured reserve.
Nov 20 - 11:50 PM

Peter Budaj gets a full weekend, including Sunday's match against the Ducks.

Coming in with a 9-6-1 with a 2.11 GAA and .914 save percentage, Budaj stymied the Devils on Saturday night by stopping 21 of 23 shots in the 4-2 win. Start him if you have to.
Nov 20 - 7:52 PM

Peter Budaj out-dueled Cory Schneider in Saturday's matinee affair

Budaj stopped 21 of 23 shots, including both on the kill that he saw as the Kings beat the Devils 4-2. The win jolts his record 9-6-1 with a 2.11 GAA and .914 save percentage.
Nov 19 - 8:49 PM

Peter Budaj will face New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.

Budaj's results have been slipping of late, going just 1-3-1 over his last five games with 12 goals against in that span. Still, he has even Quality Starts and just one Really Bad Start in 16 games so far. You may wish to find a more favorable matchup.
Nov 19 - 3:34 PM

Peter Budaj made 28 saves in a 4-2 Kings win over Edmonton on Thursday.

It was his first win since November 8. He's still held his end of the bargain though this season as a spot starter for the injured Jonathan Quick. Budaj has a 8-6-1 record with two shutouts and a very strong 2.12 GAA and .914 save percentage in 16 appearances thus far. He's playing as well as any can really expect of him.
Nov 18 - 2:29 AM

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