NHL Hockey

#31
Peter Budaj
W GAA Sv%
30 2.18 0.915
Team: Tampa Bay Lightning Height: 6-1 Born: 9/18/1982
Position: GWeight: 192 Birthplace: Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia

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Mar. 14 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET14:36 GMT22:36 7:36 AM MST9:36 AM EST18:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 26 saves in Monday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Budaj earned his first win in his second start since Tampa Bay acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings in a trade for fellow goalie Ben Bishop.
Feb. 22 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST20:50 UAE11:50 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 24 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 win in Colorado.
Analysis: It was the second straight game in which Budaj allowed only one goal following a rough five-game stretch in which he surrendered 19, but it wasn't exactly a performance that should provide fantasy owners much confidence. Budaj admitted that he had help from the posts, saying "four or five times. A couple times pretty heavy. ... Sometimes you get the bounces, so it's great.''
Feb. 20 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST20:40 UAE11:40 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 28 saves in Sunday's 1-0 loss against the Ducks.
Analysis: Budaj had been 1-4-0 with a 4.11 goals-against average over his previous five starts.
Feb. 17 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST20:17 UAE11:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj had another rough night Thursday, giving up four goals on 21 shots in a loss to the Coyotes.
Analysis: It was hard to just blame the defense for this performance. "Peter would have like to have three of the four goals back," coach Darryl Sutter said. Budaj has lost three of his last four starts, posting a 4.39 goals-against average and an .833 save percentage.
Feb. 10 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST19:20 UAE10:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj bounced back with a solid 36-save effort in the Kings' 6-3 win at Florida on Thursday.
Analysis: Los Angeles' current No. 1 goaltender's performances have been all over the map of late. After posting three shutouts and permitting just three goals over a five-game winning streak from Jan. 24-Feb. 4, Budaj stopped only 27 of 36 shots in consecutive losses to Washington and Tampa Bay heading into Thursday's start.
Feb. 8 6:34 AM PT7:34 AM MT8:34 AM CT9:34 AM ET14:34 GMT22:34 7:34 AM MST9:34 AM EST18:34 UAE9:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj had a second straight rough start Tuesday, surrendering five goals on just 21 shots in a loss at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Tuesday's shaky performance comes two days after Budaj was rocked for four goals on 15 shots before exiting a loss at Washington after two periods. The 34-year-old had won five straight starts prior to that outing, recording three of his NHL co-leading seven shutouts and yielding only three goals over that span.
Feb. 5 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET19:49 GMT3:49 12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST23:49 UAE14:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj, who leads the NHL with seven shutouts, was pulled after allowing four goals on 15 shots in two periods of Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Caps. He stopped all 39 he faced in his previous two starts.
Analysis: He stopped all 39 he faced in his previous two starts. Budaj is the sixth goalie the Capitals have knocked out of a game this season.
Feb. 4 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST0:49 UAE (+1)15:49 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj posted his league-leading seventh shutout of the season with a 17-save effort in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: It's the third shutout in four starts for the journeyman goaltender, who's currently riding a scoreless streak of 144 minutes and 5 seconds. Budaj has yielded a mere three goals in winning five consecutive assignments and now owns a 1.96 GAA for the season. Jonathan Quick can take his time coming back from his groin injury.
Feb. 2 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST21:28 UAE12:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 22 shots in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Avalanche.
Analysis: It was the second shutout in three games and sixth of the season for Budaj, who has won four straight starts while allowing three goals.
Jan. 26 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST5:58 UAE (+1)20:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 22 saves to beat the Hurricanes 3-0 on Thursday.
Analysis: It was the fifth shutout of the season for Budaj, who has stopped 46 of 47 shots in winning back-to-back starts.
Jan. 25 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST19:33 UAE10:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj halted a personal three-game losing streak with a 24-save effort in Tuesday's 3-1 win at New Jersey.
Analysis: Budaj had been playing pretty well despite the skid, and he's now allowed 12 goals with a .928 save percentage while going 3-3-0 over his last six starts. The 34-year-old should continue to hold down the Kings' No. 1 goaltender's role until Jonathan Quick returns from his groin injury.
Jan. 21 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST6:28 UAE (+1)21:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 32 of 35 shots Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders.
Analysis: He's dropped three straight and four of six starts behind a 2.75 GAA.
Jan. 13 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST21:36 UAE12:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 21 saves in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Blues.
Analysis: Budaj has been the beneficiary of some solid blue line play. He's won four of five starts while facing an average of just 23 shots.
Dec. 23 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST19:33 UAE10:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 28 saves and Dowd, a Huntsville, Alabama native, scored to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Analysis: Budaj made 12 saves in the first period, nine in the second and seven in the third en route to his fourth shutout of the season and 15th of his career.
Dec. 19 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST20:41 UAE11:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 29 shots in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Boston.
Analysis: Budaj has now stopped 68 of 69 shots in his last two games. The Kings continue their road trip Tuesday against Columbus, and Budaj is 5-1-0 with a 1.65 GAA in his last six versus the Blue Jackets.
Dec. 17 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST20:44 UAE11:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 39 shots for his third shutout of the season, a 1-0 overtime win in Pittsburgh on Friday.
Analysis: Budaj's other two shutouts came in early November, which seems like a lifetime ago.
Dec. 13 6:43 PM PT7:43 PM MT8:43 PM CT9:43 PM ET2:43 GMT10:43 7:43 PM MST9:43 PM EST6:43 UAE (+1)21:43 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj allowed four goals on 22 shots Tuesday and was briefly pulled in a 6-3 loss to the Sabres.
Analysis: He's struggled over his last five starts, going 1-1-1 with a 3.27 GAA and .861 save percentage.
Dec. 10 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST4:02 UAE (+1)19:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj needed to make only 19 saves to beat Ottawa 4-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Budaj is 6-1-1 with a 2.26 goals-against average in his last nine starts.
Nov. 19 5:11 PM PT6:11 PM MT7:11 PM CT8:11 PM ET1:11 GMT9:11 6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST5:11 UAE (+1)20:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 21 saves as the Kings defeated the Devils 4-2 on Saturday at Staples Center.
Analysis: Budaj improved to 7-1-0 with a 2.16 GAA at Staples Center. He actually has a better GAA on the road (2.06) but is 2-5-1.
Nov. 18 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST21:21 UAE12:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 28 saves in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Budaj has started 14 of the Kings' last 15 games, posting a solid 2.08 goals-against average in those starts, as Jonathan Quick and Jeff Zatkoff remain sidelined.
Nov. 16 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET19:52 GMT3:52 12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST23:52 UAE14:52 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 26 of 29 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: Since posting back-to-back shutouts, Budaj has lost four straight appearances while posting an .895 save percentage.
Nov. 12 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET19:11 GMT3:11 12:11 PM MST2:11 PM EST23:11 UAE14:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj entered in relief of an ailing Jeff Zatkoff on Friday and injured his groin. He was able to start Sunday.
Analysis: Budaj's workload will be pretty heavy in the near future if Zatkoff is out a while considering top goalie Jonathan Quick remains out.
Nov. 10 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST7:11 UAE (+1)22:11 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 19 shots Thursday as his three-start winning streak came to an end with a 4-1 loss at Montreal.
Analysis: Budaj was looking for his third consecutive shutout and hadn't conceded a goal in 140:57 before Montreal scored 7:48 into the first period.
Nov. 9 8:21 AM PT9:21 AM MT10:21 AM CT11:21 AM ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST20:21 UAE11:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj had 19 saves in Tuesday's 7-0 rout of Toronto to register his second consecutive shutout.
Analysis: The performance gives Budaj a 7-3-0 record and a 1.92 goals-against average in 10 starts filling in for the injured Jonathan Quick. It's quite an impressive turnaround for a 34-year-old who was out of the NHL for nearly all of the past two seasons.
Nov. 6 5:47 AM PT6:47 AM MT7:47 AM CT8:47 AM ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST17:47 UAE8:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 24 saves in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Flames.
Analysis: This was Budaj first shutout since Oct. 28, 2013.
Nov. 4 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST20:10 UAE12:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj had 21 saves in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins, allowing both goals to Sidney Crosby.
Analysis: Budaj has surrendered two goals or fewer in five of his past six starts.
Nov. 2 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET19:21 GMT3:21 12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST23:21 UAE15:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 12 of 16 shots before being replaced by backup Jack Campbell at the start of the third period in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Anaheim.
Analysis: It was the first time Budaj has been pulled in seven starts since taking over for the injured Jonathan Quick.
Oct. 30 12:19 PM PT1:19 PM MT2:19 PM CT3:19 PM ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST23:19 UAE15:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj was solid again in Saturday's start at St. Louis, though he wound up with a 1-0 loss despite stopping 24 of 25 shots.
Analysis: The journeyman continues to get the job done in place of an injured Jonathan Quick. Budaj has now started the Kings' last five games and is 4-1-0 with a 2.12 goals-against average over that period.
Oct. 26 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST19:57 UAE11:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj stopped 19 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: It was his third consecutive win for Los Angeles, remaining unbeaten since taking over for injured Jonathan Quick and Jeff Zatkoff. With Jack Campbell as the only other goalie until Zatkoff's expected return next week, Budaj should keep getting the call. He has a 2.31 GAA through four games.
Oct. 23 6:02 AM PT7:02 AM MT8:02 AM CT9:02 AM ET13:02 GMT21:02 6:02 AM MST8:02 AM EST17:02 UAE9:02 ETNaN:� BRT - Budaj made 22 saves in a 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks on Saturday.
Analysis: Budaj was pressed into service after Jeff Zatkoff injured his groin in the morning skate. He played in his 300th NHL game and is the third goalie the Kings have used this season. Jonathan Quick also injured his groin in the season opener in San Jose and is expected to miss the next three months. Budaj joined the Kings on a two-way deal last season and played mostly in the minors. The 34-year-old appeared in just one game in the NHL last season.
Oct. 21 9:47 AM PT10:47 AM MT11:47 AM CT12:47 PM ET16:47 GMT0:47 9:47 AM MST11:47 AM EST20:47 UAE12:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Making only his second NHL start since the 2013-14 season, Budaj stopped 17 of 20 shots in the Kings' overtime win at Dallas on Thursday.
Analysis: The 34-year-old journeyman wasn't great, but Jeff Zatkoff struggled badly in two starts in place of the injured Jonathan Quick, so Budaj may have an opportunity for some increased playing time in the near future.
Oct. 13 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST2:44 UAE (+1)18:44 ET19:44 BRT - The Kings recalled Budaj from the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League on Thursday to fill the roster spot of the injured Jonathan Quick.
Analysis: Budaj is expected to back up Jeff Zatkoff. The 34-year-old Budaj appeared in one game last season with the Kings and made 24 saves to earn the win on Feb. 12 in New York against the Rangers. He appeared in 60 AHL games, posting a record of 42-14-4 with a .932 save percentage, a 1.75 GAA and nine shutouts. He led the AHL in wins, save percentage, goals-against average, shutouts and minutes played.

Career Regular Season Stats

Totals
Year Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2005-06 Col 34 1802 2.86 14 10 6 - 3 2 86 864 0.900
2006-07 Col 57 3198 2.68 31 16 6 - 6 3 143 1499 0.905
2007-08 Col 35 1911 2.57 16 10 4 - 6 0 82 849 0.903
2008-09 Col 56 3231 2.86 20 29 5 - 5 2 154 1531 0.899
2009-10 Col 15 727 2.64 5 5 2 - 4 1 32 386 0.917
2010-11 Col 45 2438 3.20 15 21 4 - 8 1 130 1234 0.895
2011-12 Mon 17 1036 2.55 5 7 5 - 2 0 44 508 0.913
2012-13 Mon 13 656 2.29 8 1 1 - 0 1 25 273 0.908
2013-14 Mon 24 1338 2.51 10 8 3 - 2 1 56 615 0.909
2015-16 LA 1 62 3.87 1 0 0 - 0 0 4 28 0.857
2016-17 LA 53 3029 2.12 27 20 3 - 11 7 107 1286 0.917
2016-17 TB 7 278 2.80 3 1 0 - 1 0 13 128 0.898
2016-17 Tot 60 3308 2.18 30 21 3 - 12 7 120 1414 0.915
Career 357 19713 2.67 155 128 39 - 48 18 876 9201 0.905

Career Postseason Stats

Totals
Totals Team GPI Min GAA W L OTL T ENG ShO GA SA Sv%
2007-08 Col 3 107 3.33 0 0 0 - 0 0 6 65 0.908
2009-10 Col 1 8 6.67 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4 0.750
2012-13 Mon 2 62 6.67 0 2 0 - 0 0 7 31 0.774
2013-14 Mon 1 20 9.00 0 0 0 - 0 0 3 8 0.625
Career 7 198 5.10 0 2 0 - 0 0 17 108 0.843

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