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Tampa Bay Lightning

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Latest News
  • Lightning's Peter Budaj: Plays horribly in victory

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12:32 am ET) Budaj allowed five goals on 37 shots against the Avalanche, but the good news is that was enough to nab a 6-5 win Saturday night.

    The 35-year-old received just his sixth start Saturday, and it went about as well as his first five. The Lightning even spotted him a 4-0 lead, but Budaj yielded four third-period goals to make things interesting. Budaj came into the night 2-2-1 with an .881 save percentage and 3.40 GAA, and those totals got even worse despite a victory. Budaj played very well in place of an injured Jonathan Quick last season for the Kings, but since joining the Lightning around the 2017 trade deadline, he owns an. 886 save percentage in 13 appearances.

    Lightning's Peter Budaj: Spot starter against Avs

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/16/17) Budaj will command the crease as Saturday's road starter against the Avalanche, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Bolts have started a trend of deploying Budaj roughly once every three or four games, and the low utilization is a byproduct of No. 1 netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy taking the league by storm with an absurd 21 wins through 26 games. Colorado features a lethal weapon in top-line center Nathan MacKinnon (35 points in 31 games), which has helped the Avs rank seventh in team shooting percentage and 10th offensively overall; therefore, we're not confident Budaj can improve upon his weak rate stats that include a 3.40 GAA and paltry .881 save percentage.

    Lightning's Peter Budaj: Collects second win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/8/17) Budaj saved 28 of 30 shots during Thursday's 5-2 win over Colorado.

    This was just the fifth start of the season for Budaj, and it was also by far his best. He's sporting an underwhelming .881 save percentage and 3.40 GAA for the campaign, and with Andrei Vasilevskiy locked into a hefty workload and building a Vezina Trophy case, Budaj's opportunities project to remain few and far between. Still, he's a handcuff option in deep leagues with the potential to be a go-to fantasy asset if Vasilevskiy were to ever miss time.

    Lightning's Peter Budaj: Defending cage against Colorado

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/7/17) Budaj will patrol the blue paint versus the Avalanche on Thursday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With how much of a workhorse Andrei Vasilevskiy has been (23 starts), Budaj has seen action in a mere four games this season. In those appearances, the veteran has been rather pedestrian, as he's logged a 1-2-1 record with a 3.75 GAA. Barring a significant injury to Vasilevskiy, it seems unlikely that Budaj will see more minutes the rest of the way.

    Lightning's Peter Budaj: Picked apart by Pens power play

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (11/26/17) Budaj made 29 saves in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Penguins.

    He didn't play a bad game; he just didn't get much help from his teammates. Budaj was left to fend off two five-on-threes, but he allowed three goals in those situations and that was the difference. Budaj has made just four starts this season and he's allowed at least four goals in three of them. It's a pretty clear indication that he needs more ice time to be able to deliver the kind of performances he brought to the Kings last season. Unfortunately, Budaj just won't get that behind stud Andrej Vasilevskiy.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2005-06Colorado Avalanche3414100618038622.8614
2006-07Colorado Avalanche57311606319914332.6820
2007-08Colorado Avalanche3516100419128202.5712
2008-09Colorado Avalanche56202905323215422.8610
2009-10Colorado Avalanche1555027283212.6410
2010-11Colorado Avalanche45152104243913013.2016
2011-12Montreal Canadiens17570510374402.5532
2012-13Montreal Canadiens1381016562512.2900
2013-14Montreal Canadiens241080313385612.5106
2015-16Los Angeles Kings1100062403.8700
2016-17Tampa Bay Lightning60302103330812072.1810
2017-18Tampa Bay Lightning632013602203.6700
36315813004020073898182.681120
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2007-08Colorado Avalanche30000108603.3300
2009-10Colorado Avalanche100009106.6700
2012-13Montreal Canadiens2020163706.6700
2013-14Montreal Canadiens1000020309.0000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/192
Birthdate:
9/18/1982
Age:
35
Hometown:
Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
11