Top 5 ‘Winners’ For The New York Rangers

#492358183 / As the New York Rangers take on the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Finals there has been a lot of talk surrounding Montreal Canadiens rookie goalie Dustin Tokarski. Head coach Michel Terrien made the controversial call to play the 24-year-old over veteran back-up Peter Budaj. The reason? Tokarski is “a proven winner”. Everywhere the...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers win both games in Montreal, head to New York with 2-0 series lead

The Canadiens have a goaltending problem, but his name isn’t Dustin Tokarski, Peter Budaj, nor Carey Price, it’s Henrik Lundqvist. The Habs had 41 shots and The King turned aside all but one, which was a flukey bounce in favor of Max Pacioretty. Throw the “Lundqvist sucks in Montreal” narrative out the window; he allowed only three goals in two games at the Bell Centre. It...
Via Save By Richter
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Unproven Playoff Goalie Trend

Tonight the Montreal Canadiens passed over their backup goalie Peter Budaj to play minor leaguer Dustin Tokarski in their losing playoff game against the New York Rangers.  When their second round playoff series was on the line against the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks chose to play John Gibson in net instead of proven goalie Jonas Hiller.  They lost and pulled Gibson in...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Carey Price Injured for 2014 NHL Playoffs

Star goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens is out for the rest of the 2014 Eastern Conference final. Backup goaltenders Peter Budaj and Dustin Tokarski were on the ice at the Habs practice in the morning. “We’ve lost our best player,” said coach Therrien. Price was injured in the second period of Game 1, with Montreal trailing 2-0. New York's Chris Kreider broke...
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Do The Rangers Actually Struggle Against Backup Goaltenders?

We have all heard the sarcastic sentiment before, and probably said it ourselves from time to time. Any time a time a backup goaltender is brought out to face the Rangers, it’s “time to make him look like a Vezina Winner.” Or just in general, people question why the Rangers make “every backup look like Dominik Hasek.” With Carey Price stunningly out for the rest of the...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Starts In Goal For Montreal?

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, All indications at Monday’s morning skate suggested that backup Peter Budaj would get the start in Game 2 against the New York Rangers. He had a long chat with goalie coach Stephane Waite at the end of the session and was the first to leave the ice – normally a sign that he would play. That would be the safe move. The expected move....
Via Kukla's Korner
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens lose Carey Price for rest of conference final

Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price will miss the rest of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers, coach Michel Therrien said after the team’s morning skate Monday. “We’ve lost our best player, but we’ve faced adversity this year already,” Therrien said. Peter Budaj will likely be the starter in Game 2 at Bell Centre.  Both Budaj and Dustin...
Via Sports-Glory
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Richards: Rangers expect a different Habs team in Game 2

Whether it’s Carey Price or Peter Budaj in the Montreal Canadiens’ net in Game 2, Brad Richards told New York Newsday that the New York Rangers anticipate a steeper challenge after Game 1′s 7-2 win. “We’re going to see a whole different team tomorrow night and we’re expecting a big push from them,” Richards said. As great as the Rangers looked at times in gaining...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Goalie Blows Game On Embarrassing Own Goal In OT (Video)

Peter Budaj is going to have nightmares about this one. With his team locked in a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime, the Canadiens goaltender committed the ultimate mistake by actually tapping the puck into his own net to hand the Blackhawks a 3-2 victory. The trouble began for Budaj when Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith found forward Patrick Sharp open in front...
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks stun Canadiens in OT with two late goals

Patrick Sharp’s shot deflected off Peter Budaj before flipping up and over the Montreal goaltender, ending up in the back of the net. And after so many overtime outings in which the Chicago Blackhawks couldn’t get a goal, couldn’t eke out that extra point, they finally did both in their 80th game of the season. Marian Hossa’s goal tied it with 47.7 seconds remaining in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Budaj Knocks Game-Winning Goal Into His Own Net

Montreal Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj was certainly kicking himself after the Habs loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. They were tied 2-2 in overtime when Budaj mishandled Patrick Sharp’s shot and then knocked the rebound into his own net. Nothing like an own-goal to cost your team the game. [USA Today] [GIF via: @myregularface] The post Peter Budaj Knocks Game-Winning Goal Into His...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Budaj scores on himself

Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj score on himself in overtime.
Via Goon's World
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens end Bruins’ winning streak in shootout

Alex Galchenyuk scored the winning goal in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Bruins Monday night at the TD Garden. Peter Budaj made 28 saves and stopped Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla, Brad Marchand and David Krejci as the Canadiens snapped the Bruins’ 12-game winning streak. The Canadiens have beaten the Bruins three times in four games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

B's have their way with Habs in Montreal, 4-1

So much for the Montreal Canadiens serving as a bad matchup for a Bruins team that can do no wrong. The Black and Gold did very little wrong in serving a 4-1 beating to the hated Habs on their home ice at the Bell Centre that ended a five-game losing streak against their Original Six arch-rivals. It didn’t always look that way as the Canadiens actually carried the play in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs back home to face B’s

The Canadiens are back in Montreal tonight, taking on the Boston Bruins as they try and leapfrog Toronto in the standings and gain another bit of cushioning on a playoff spot. Carey Price still isn't ready, so Peter Budaj is in again for Montreal. This may not be such a bad thing, as Budaj has great career numbers versus Boston, but he looked less than stellar over his past few...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Carey Price Won’t Be Ready To Play For Canadiens Against Bruins

The Boston Bruins will, at least in theory, dodge a bullet on Wednesday night when they renew their rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien told reporters Tuesday that goalie Carey Price will not be ready to go against the B’s. Price practiced on Tuesday, but he won’t be dressing for Wednesday’s game. Price has been on injured reserve since...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens top Penguins 6-5 in shootout

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens are still adjusting to NHL play after a nearly three-week Olympic layoff. And it showed Thursday night. The Canadiens, playing in their second game in as many days, however, got a good performance in the end from their backup goaltender as he filled in for an injured Olympic gold medalist. Peter Budaj stopped all three shooters in...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

it's a pretty bad place outside this door

Somehow, Jeff Jimerson makes "O Canada!" sound less repulsive than it normally would be in these tough times.  PK Subban is doing a ******* jig during the Canadian anthem.  And a lingering shot of Sidney Crosby seals the deal.  This is going to be a difficult and emotional evening.  During the US anthem, Dan Bylsma is looking to the digital flags on the scoreboard as...
Via Puck Huffers
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Take First Game Back, 2-1 Over MTL

Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Red Wings 2 Canadiens 1FINAL     The Detroit Red Wings come away with a huge 2 points against the Montreal Canadiens, taking them down 2-1 in overtime. Both teams started out the first period a little shakily. They seemed to be getting their footing back after the long break for the Olympics...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Carey Price leaves Canadiens morning skate with possible leg injury

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price left the morning skate Wednesday after facing one shot on a 5-on-0 power-play and got up favoring his leg, reports. Price won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and was named the top goaltender after going 5-0-0 with a 0.59 goals-against average, .972 save percentage and two shutouts. Coach Michel Therrien will...
Via Sports-Glory
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Slovakian goalie makes best hit of the Olympics

T.J. Oshie gained national recognition as the hero of USA’s big victory over host Russia on Saturday. However, Sunday was a new day, and it brought us a new favorite hockey player in the Olympics: Slovakia’s third goaltender, Jan Laco. The 32-year-old Laco received the start against Russia over two NHL goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak and Peter Budaj, who had both struggled in their...
Via Around The Rink
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs beat Bruins, 4-1

This was one of those games where a lot of players took advantage of their opportunities. Let’s start with Peter Budaj. The Canadiens’ backup goaltender was a surprise starter — at least to those who aren’t on the inside — and ran his perfect career record at the TD Garden to 4-0 as he stopped 34 shots Thursday night to lead Montreal to a 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Budaj stops 34 shots; Canadiens beat Bruins 4-1

Peter Budaj stopped 34 shots and the Montreal Canadiens ended Boston's recent scoring binge with a 4-1 win over the Bruins on Thursday night. The Canadiens won their second game in three nights after losing four in a row. They also stopped a four-game winning streak for the Bruins, who had 21 goals in that stretch. Alexei Emelin and Max Pacioretty scored before Dougie Hamilton...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens Dominate Boston Bruins 4-1

Thanks to a screwy NHL schedule quirk, the Montreal Canadiens had to wait almost four months to make their first trip to Boston to face the Bruins.  Bruins' fans probably wish after Thursday night's game that the Habs just stood north of the border. The Canadiens dominated play early and often, using a strong first period and hot goalie play by their backup Peter Budaj to...
Via CLNS Radio
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Budaj, Not Carey Price, Starts In Net For Canadiens Against Bruins (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens are looking to turn around their season in Thursday’s matchup against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden, but the Habs are not starting their No. 1 goaltender Carey Price. Instead, the Canadiens will start veteran backup Peter Budaj, who has five career starts against the Bruins. Price has been struggling of late with a 2-5 record in his last seven games, but...
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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