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Budaj will start Tuesday in New Jersey.

Budaj split last season between the Kings and Lightning. He started a whopping 51 games with the Kings because of a Jonathan Quick injury and appeared in seven contests with the Lightning following a mid-season trade. Overall, he was a 30-game winner while posting a 2.18 GAA, .915 SV% and seven shutouts. Don’t expect him to replicate those numbers, but he is a solid spot-start option on most nights.

Source: Mike Morreale 10/17/17, 2:24 pm EST

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Budaj is expected to start Tuesday in New Jersey.

Budaj split last season between the Kings and Lightning. He started a whopping 51 games with the Kings because of a Jonathan Quick injury and appeared in seven contests with the Lightning following a mid-season trade. Overall, he was a 30-game winner while posting a 2.18 GAA, .915 SV% and seven shutouts. Don’t expect him to replicate those numbers, but he is a solid spot-start option on most nights.

Source: Joe Smith 10/17/17, 2:24 pm EST

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Budaj will start Thursday in Boston.

Budaj allowed one goal on six shots after replacing Andrei Vasilevskiy in the Lightning’s loss to the Maple Leafs last Thursday. Budaj will start the front-end of their back-to-back tonight in Boston—the Bruins come in on a three-game losing streak. Budaj is 1-1-0 with a 2.75 GAA and .897 SV% since joining the Lightning.

Source: Joe Smith 03/23/17, 9:36 am EST

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Budaj will start Monday in New York.

Budaj allowed four goals on 34 shots in a loss in Pittsburgh on March 3rd. Tampa Bay was badly outplayed by the Penguins and Budaj stood tall in his Lightning debut and tonight he will make his second start. He will face a Rangers team that played last night and who have won three of their last four.

Source: Joe Smith 03/13/17, 8:12 am EST

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Budaj will make his Lightning debut Friday in Pittsburgh.

Budaj will get thrown right into the fire in his first start with the Lightning as he goes up against the NHL’s highest scoring team on the road. Budaj was excellent replacing Jonathan Quick in L.A. this season, going 27-20-3 with a 2.12 GAA and .917 SV%. However, he will likely find it tougher playing behind a less-defensive Lightning team.

Source: Joe Smith 03/3/17, 6:46 am EST

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The Lightning acquired Peter Budaj, Erik Cernak, a 2017 seventh round pick and a conditional draft pick from the Kings for Ben Bishop and a 2017 fifth round pick.

With Jonathan Quick missing the first four and a half months with a groin injury, Budaj filled in admirably as the Kings’ No.1. The veteran netminder went 27-20-3 with a 2.12 GAA and .917 SV% in 53 games while Quick was out, but heads to Tampa Bay where he will fight with Andrei Vasilevskiy for playing time in the Lightning’s crease.

Source: Jon Rosen 02/27/17, 8:10 am EST

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Budaj leads the Kings onto the ice for warmups.

Budaj allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Kings’ win in Colorado on Tuesday. Budaj will start until Jonathan Quick is set to return to the crease and tonight he’ll face the Bruins on home ice. In his first start against Boston, Budaj stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 1-0 loss. He’ll be hoping for a better result as he goes head-to-head with Anton Khudobin.

Source: Dennis Bernstein 02/23/17, 5:03 pm EST

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Budaj is expected to start Thursday vs. the Bruins.

Budaj allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Kings’ win in Colorado on Tuesday. Budaj will start until Jonathan Quick is set to return to the crease and tonight he’ll face the Bruins on home ice. In his first start against Boston, Budaj stopped 29 of 30 shots in a 1-0 loss. He’ll be hoping for a better result as he goes head-to-head with Anton Khudobin.

Source: Jon Rosen 02/23/17, 5:03 pm EST

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Budaj was the first goalie off of the ice.

Budaj allowed four goals on 21 shots in the Kings’ loss to Arizona on Thursday. Budaj has struggled mightily as of late, losing three of his last four while allowing a combined 16 goals on 96 shots (.833 SV%). The one win came against the Panthers, who he will face again tonight—he stopped 36 of 39 shots in a 6-3 win in Florida before the Kings’ bye week.

Source: Jon Rosen 02/18/17, 9:20 am EST

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Budaj leads the Kings onto the ice for warmups.

Budaj allowed five goals on 21 shots in the Kings’ 5-0 loss in Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Budaj followed up five straight wins with two rough losses—he has allowed a combined nine goals on the last 36 shots (.750 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he’ll face the Panthers in Florida—he has gone 10-11-2 with a 1.98 GAA and .925 SV% on the road this season.

Source: Doug Plagens 02/9/17, 2:02 pm EST

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Budaj was the first goalie off of the ice.

Budaj allowed five goals on 21 shots in the Kings’ 5-0 loss in Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Budaj followed up five straight wins with two rough losses—he has allowed a combined nine goals on the last 36 shots (.750 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he’ll face the Panthers in Florida—he has gone 10-11-2 with a 1.98 GAA and .925 SV% on the road this season.

Source: Jon Rosen 02/9/17, 2:03 pm EST

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Budaj leads the Kings onto the ice for warmups.

Budaj was pulled after he allowed four goals on 15 shots in the Kings loss in Washington on Sunday. It was a tough loss for Budaj, who posted back-to-back shutouts in his two previous starts. Budaj has played very well this season, going 25-15-3, but he allowed two goals on 29 shots in a 2-1 loss in his first start vs. Tampa Bay.

Source: Jon Rosen 02/7/17, 2:03 pm EST

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