A predictable 1-1, tight-knit battle was predictable, what happened in the end was anything but. When Michael Ryder beat Peter Budaj with a perfect shot to make it 2-1, you figured the Devils were going to shut it down the way the Canadiens had for the majority of the hockey game. What ensued thereafter was a perfect example of how hard it is to shut down games in this league, as...
In the last month and a half, the Montreal Canadiens have gone 8-1-1, improved their offensive output on both forward and defense, and received the gift of stellar goaltending from starter Carey Price and veteran backup Peter Budaj. This great play as of late has moved them into 2nd place in the Atlantic, only one point behind the Boston Bruins [...]
Match-up - Montreal Canadiens (16-9-3) @ New Jersey Devils (11-12-5)
Road/Home records - 7-4-1 -------------- 5-4-2
TV - MSG Plus, TSN, RDS
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Habs lead 1-0
Last 10: Canadiens 7-1-2 / Devils 5-5-0
Projected starting goalies - Peter Budaj vs Cory Schneider
Goals for/against per game
Montreal - 2.68/2.00
New Jersey - 2.18/2.25
This is what you do when you're a nameless player at the end of the bench:
The Canadiens scored three goals in a 4:48 span midway through the first period and then held on for a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals Friday night at the Verizon Centre. The Canadiens received another strong effort from backup goaltender Peter Budaj, who ran his record this season to 4-1-0. But Budaj had plenty of help as his teammates kept the pressure on, outshooting the...
Peter Budaj made 27 saves for his 11th career NHL shutout, and Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk provided all the offense Montreal needed as the Canadiens spoiled the New York Rangers' long-awaited home opener with a 2-0 victory Monday night.
The 31-year-old Budaj was on the top of his game despite playing in place of No. 1 goalie Carey Price for only the second time this season...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013
Tomas Plekanec scored his sixth goal of the season on a power play at 16:34 of the second period and goaltender Peter Budaj did the rest as the Canadiens defeated the New York Rangers 2-0 in the first hockey game played in the renovated Madison Square Garden. Michael Bournival found Plekanec in the open and the veteran faked a forehand before slipping a backhander under Rangers goaltender...
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...
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Francis Bouillion cranked a nice one-timer to put the Florida Panthers on the board Sunday, ending teammate Peter Budaj’s shutout. There’s absolutely no reason Budaj should have been expecting Bouillion to shoot the puck on net, but that’s just what he did. Bouillion had just scored his first goal of the season (for his own team) in the second...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj must have been in a giving mood Wednesday as he donated to Vinny Lecavalier’s goal scoring fund. Lecavalier misplayed a pass from a teammate along the right wing and the puck slid into the Canadiens’ zone. Budaj skated out to the left face-off circle to play it and play it he did. He served the puck up on a silver platter like a waitress...