Goalie Mike Smith will not be joining #Coyotes in San Jose. LaBarbera will be back in net tonight vs. #Sharks.
LaBarbera allowed four goals on 38 shots in a wild 7-4 win over Nashville on Thursday. With Smith still hurt he will start tonight. He has a tough matchup vs. a Sharks team who have won three straight and have posted shutouts in their last two.
LaBarbera first off the ice so he gets the start for the #Coyotes tonight.
LaBarbera allowed one goal on 15 shots when filling in for Smith after he left the Canucks game with an injury. He'll get the start at hoe tonight vs. a Red Wings team coming off of a two-game sweep over the Ducks. LaBarbera is 1-2-0 with a 2.13 GAA and .928 SV% at home this season.
It looks like LaBarbera will give Mike Smith the night off. LaBarbera is 1-2-0 with a 2.58 GAA and .912 SV% this season. He has a tough matchup against a strong offense in Anaheim, however the Coyotes have won the first two games of this 3-game regular season series against the Ducks.
LaBarbera will start tomorrow for #Coyotes with Smith still day-to-day with lower-body issue.
LaBarbera played well up until the third period against the Sharks in his first start, where he gave up 4 goals on 34 shots. It doesn't get any easier for him tonight as he has to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champs.
With two more games looming this week, Phoenix may turn to backup goaltender Jason LaBarbera for this one. Mike Smith, who has started the past nine games, has allowed nine goals on 83 shots in the team’s three-game skid.
In nine career appearances against the Blue Jackets, LaBarbera has a 4-4-0 record with a 1.70 GAA, .944 SV% and one shutout.