National Hockey League

Position
G
 
Jersey
Name  Peter Budaj
Born  9/18/1982
Height  6-1
Weight  192
Shoots  L
11/22/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Canadiens backup goaltender Peter Budaj will make his fifth start of the season Friday against the Capitals.
Insight: Budaj has been fantastic in limited duty, going 3-1-0 with a 1.48 GAA and a .945 SV% behind Carey Price. Friday's game is not a good matchup, however.
 
11/2/2013 2:44:00 PM
Description: Canadiens backup goaltender Peter Budaj will start against the Avalanche Saturday.
Insight: Budaj has been fantastic in limited duty, going 2-0-0 with a 0.50 GAA and a .982 SV% in two starts this season.
 
10/28/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: Canadiens backup goaltender Peter Budaj will start against the Rangers Monday.
Insight: With Carey Price ahead of him, Budaj doesn't get many chances to play. This will be just his second start of the season.
 
10/10/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Canadiens backup goaltender Peter Budaj will start at Edmonton Thursday.
Insight: Carey Price started and lost Wednesday at Calgary and has a 2.70 GAA and a .907 SV% in three outings. Budaj is making his first start of 2013-14 after going 8-1 with a 2.28 GAA and a .908 SV% as Price's backup last season, which was by far the best year of the 31-year-old's career.
 
4/11/2013 6:19:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj will start Thursday's game at Buffalo.
Insight: Budaj signed a two-year extension with the Habs Wednesday. Carey Price's backup is 6-1-1 with a 2.28 GAA and .917 SV% this season.
 
4/10/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: The Canadiens have inked goalie Peter Budaj to a two-year, $2.8 million extension according to the Montreal Gazette.
Insight: Budaj has had a pretty good season for the Habs (.917 save percentage, 2.28 GAA). Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he hasn't seen the ice very often (eight games played in 2013).
 
4/4/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Peter Budaj will start between the pipes for Montreal Thursday against Winnipeg.
Insight: Budaj has a 2.47 GAA in seven appearances this season. He rarely plays behind Carey Price.
 
3/3/2013 4:47:00 PM
Description: The Canadiens will give Carey Price a break Sunday against Boston by giving Peter Budaj the start between the pipes.
Insight: Price rarely takes a game off but he played 61 minutes and saw 36 SOG Saturday against Pittsburgh in a 7-6 loss.
 
2/18/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Montreal netminder Peter Budaj turned away 19 shots Monday for his first shutout of the season.
Insight: Budaj only got the start because starter Carey Price has been bothered by the flu. Once Price is recovered, most fantasy owners will be sending Budaj back to the waiver wire.
 
2/16/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: The Canadiens will likely start Peter Budaj in net on Saturday with Carey Price suffering from a stomach flu.
Insight: Budaj is 0-1-1 this season with a 4.32 GAA and .866 save percentage. Facing the high-scoring Lightning is not the time to pick him up for a spot start.
 
2/7/2013 5:05:00 PM
Description: The Canadiens will start Peter Budaj in net for an away game against Buffalo Thursday night.
Insight: Starter Carey Price draws most of Montreal's starts, especially when he is playing as well as he has this season (6-2, 1.74 GAA). Price is coming off a tough-luck loss to Boston last night so Budaj (0-1, 5.00 GAA) will get a shot Thursday.
 
1/30/2013 2:53:00 PM
Description: Montreal backup goalie Peter Budaj will get the start Wednesday, his first of the season. The way starter Carey Price is playing, this may be a rare occurrence.
Insight: Price has played the Canadians' first five games, going 4-1 with a 1.98 GAA and a .924 save percentage.
 
1/27/2011 12:03:00 PM
Description: Budaj got the start Wednesday against Phoenix but was pulled after allowing two goals amid nine shots.
Insight: "I thought that was the right way to get them going," coach Joe Sacco said afterward, according to NHL.com. "Peter wasn't at fault. I just thought it was the right time. We were not playing the way we are capable of playing, so I tried to change it up and get the guys going." It didn't work, as Colorado wound up losing 5-2. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/16/2010 9:00:00 AM
Description: Budaj made 27 saves in a 6-3 win over the Blues on Monday night.
Insight: Budaj picked up his sixth win of the season as he is now 6-3-1 with a 2.70 GAA in ten starts this year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/13/2010 3:01:00 PM
Description: Budaj turned away 28 of 29 Columbus shots in Friday night's victory.
Insight: It was the third time in his past five outings that Budaj allowed one goal or fewer. His 2.61 GAA for the season still ranks just 17th in the league, though. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/7/2010 9:01:00 AM
Description: Budaj stopped all 31 shots that came his way Saturday night for his ninth career shutout.
Insight: It was the second time in his past three outings that Budaj allowed one goal or fewer and the third straight time he saved more than 30 shots. (RapidDraft.com)
 
11/6/2010 11:44:00 PM
Description: Peter Budaj stopped all 31 shots he faced in the Avalanche's 5-0 win over Dallas on Saturday. TSN
Insight: Budaj earned his first shutout since December 7, 2009. Craig Anderson is working out again and could return in a week or two, so Budaj's run as the starter could end soon.
 
10/13/2010 8:04:00 AM
Description: Budaj made his first start of the season on Tuesday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Budaj made 24 saves and made the stops needed in the shootout to pick up the victory for the Avalanche. (RapidDraft.com)
 

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