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Peter Budaj | Goalie

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/18/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Peter Budaj will have to contend with Dustin Tokarski at training camp, as they both vie for Montreal's backup goalie job.
Both of them require waivers to be sent down and GM Marc Bergevin has already suggested that the Canadiens will carry three goaltenders entering the season. Budaj was passed over by Tokarski for starts in the playoffs when Carey Price was injured, but he's been a decent backup for the club for the past three seasons. Sep 18 - 10:16 AM

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Carey Price had some very nice things to say about Montreal back up goalie Peter Budaj Saturday as the Canadiens cleaned out their lockers at their training facility.

Price told reporters that Budaj's attitude and support during the playoffs was exceptional. "Peter is one of the genuinely nicest human beings I've ever met," Price said. "He’s an unbelievable back-up. He's a really good friend of mine. He's one of the best friends I have on this team. He showed a lot of character. He never hung his head. He never pouted. And he showed the utmost support for everybody including Dustin [Tolarski]. It takes a special person to do that." That's all nice, but it doesn't mean he will be back in Montreal next season despite having a year left on his current contract.
Jun 1 - 10:46 AM

Peter Budaj hopes to be back with the Montreal Canadiens next season.

"I have one year left in my contract and I hope to play here," he said. Budaj stayed stapled to the bench during the playoffs even though number one netminder Carey Price wasn't able to play due to injury. Montreal chose to ride Dustin Tokarski instead and he played brilliantly while Price was sidelined. Budaj has been a decent backup for the Canadiens over the past three seasons, but the revelation of Tokarski could make the team reassess the situation.
May 31 - 1:45 PM

Peter Budaj may have been disappointed about not starting in Game 2 against New York, but he helped get Dustin Tokarski ready for his playoff debut on Monday night.

"He supported me all day," said Tokarski after he made 27 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Rangers. The Canadiens decided to give Tokarski a look because he has enjoyed success in big moments before throughout his career at the junior and minor-league levels. Budaj also hasn't enjoyed much success at the NHL level during the postseason, with an .843 save percentage and a 5.13 goals-against average in seven appearances. It's unclear who will get the start for Montreal in Game 3 on Thursday.
May 20 - 8:37 AM

Peter Budaj stopped only five of eight shots directed his way in the third period Saturday.

Budaj replaced Carey Price to start the third period in the opening game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final with the Habs trailing 4-1. Budaj could not stop the onslaught as the Rangers eventually won 7-2. Game 2 will be on Monday and unless Price is hurt, he will get the start in goal for Montreal.
May 18 - 9:22 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski