Kings' Peter Budaj: Manning net Thursday
Budaj will tend twine Thursday against the Coyotes, Helene Elliot of the LA Times reports.
Budaj surrendered his first loss in six games Wednesday, allowing three goals on 23 shot attempts against the Sharks. Prior to that, the 34-year-old netminder was on a roll, going 5-0 with a 1.80 GAA and .929 save percentage in his previous five starts. Currently tied for second in the NHL in wins (12) this season, the Czech backstop will try to tally his 13th victory over a Coyotes' offense that ranks 25th in goals scored per game (2.33).