Budaj and Svatos broke into professional hockey together during the 2002-03 season with the Hershey Bears (the Avalanche's AHL affiliate at the time).
Hey Colorado hockey fans, need something to cheer for? The Colorado Eagles, a Colorado Avalanche affiliate, are currently on a 12-game winning streak.
Budaj made 24 saves on 25 shots Tuesday to secure head coach Darryl Sutter's 215 win as head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.
In this lost 2016-17 campaign, the Avalanche took another hit on Monday; losing the heavy-hitting Nikita Zadorov for the season to a fractured ankle.
To improve, to get consistent performances, the Avalanche need to accept the status of their team and, with an eye on the future, finally pull the trigger.
The Avalanche were hoping lightning could strike twice in overtime, but it was the Lightning that struck for the OT-winner.
Mikko Rantanen ripped a slap shot past Cam Ward with under a minute remaining in overtime to deliver a 2-1 win for the Colorado Avalanche.
Colorado was shut out for the ninth time this season, mustering just four shots on goal in the second period of a 2-0 loss to Buffalo.
After serving as a guest analyst in December, Tanguay will make his official NHL Network debut Tuesday on NHL Tonight at 4:00pm MT.
The 27-year-old from Dearborn, Mich. faced 40 shots in a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.