Found April 10, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Wednesday a two-year contract extension for goaltender Peter Budaj (2013-14 and 2014-15). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This season, Budaj played eight games with the Canadiens. In his eight NHL season, his second as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, he has a record of six wins, one loss and one overtime/shootout loss. The 30-year old netminder displays a 2.17 goals against average. Budaj blocked 187 of the 204 shots he faced so far this season for a .917 saving percentage and blanked his opponents once.

Habs Give Peter Budaj Two Year Extension by   Steven Ellis

The Montreal Canadiens announced a two-year contract extension for netminder Peter Budaj with a prorated cap hit of $1.15 million US per season. Budaj has proved he could be a very reliable backup goalie to Carey Price this season. The Slovakian goalie is 6-1-1, with one shutout, a 2.17 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Budaj [...]

Canadiens clinch playoff spot

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Ott tries licking Halpern's visor during faceoff

You’re down 4-0 at home in the 3rd period to Northeast Division rival Montreal, and you’re looking for something, anything, to spark your team to a miraculous comeback. Sabres forward Steve Ott went the unconventional route, opting to try and lick Habs center Jeff Halpern’s visor prior to a faceoff, in an attempt to throw Halpern off his game and win the draw. Did it work?...

Habs lose a close one, Eller dominates

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Steve Ott Licks Jeff Halpern’s Visor Before Third-Period Faceoff (Video)

Steve Ott is known around the league as many things: a pest, an agitator and even a dirty player. However, this time he has now pulled an even more bizarre stunt. Before a faceoff in Thursday’s game against the Canadiens, Ott appeared to lick the visor of Montreal forward Jeff Halpern. It seems like Ott was up to his old tricks all night on Thursday, as he also got in a fight...

Alex Ovechkin dangles and snipes against Montreal Canadiens

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been the hottest player in the league recently and now has 17 goals in 14 games and is tied with Steven Stamkos for the league lead in goals with 26.  On Tuesday night he dangled Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Ryder and then buried a nice shot past Carey Price.  The Capitals beat the Canadiens last night 3-2 and are currently in...

Reactions: Sabres Trounced By Canadiens 5-1

It was the Montreal Takeover at First Niagara Center Thursday night If there were any hopes of a late season surge to the playoffs for the Buffalo Sabres, those ideas can now be put to rest after the team no-showed for the second game in a row in a 5-1 blowout loss to Montreal. From the opening faceoff at the Belle Cen…err…First Niagara Center, it was clear that Montreal —...
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