Budaj, Harding Get First Starts Of Season

Wild_Josh_Harding_MS_2012Montreal’s Peter Budaj will make his 2013-14 debut on Thursday against Edmonton.

Budaj, 31, is coming off a solid 2013 campaign, one in which he posted an 8-1-1 record with a 2.29 GAA and .908 save percentage in relief of Carey Price.

Josh Harding will make his first start of the season tonight for the Minnesota Wild against Winnipeg.

Harding, 29, came on in relief of injured starter Niklas Backstrom during Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to Nashville and played well, stopping 19 of 20 shots.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk

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