Smith will start the Coyotes season opener vs. Los Angeles.
2014-15 was a season to forget for Mike Smith. He won just 14 of his 62 games and posted a career-worst 3.16 GAA with a .904 SV%. The good news? He can’t possibly be that bad again and you probably got him on the cheap. His bounce-back season will start tonight against the Kings—who he was 0-2-0 with a 2.54 GAA and .927 SV% against a season ago.
Smith allowed four goals on 24 shots in the Coyotes loss in Vancouver on Thursday. He has lost four of five while posting a 3.30 GAA and .917 SV%. He will close out a disappointing season tonight vs. the Ducks. The 33-year-old has gone 14-41-5 with a 3.17 GAA and .903 SV% so far this season.
Smith allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Coyotes 3-2 loss to the Flames on Tuesday. Smith has lost three of his last four games while posting a 2.81 GAA and .930 SV%. Tonight he will get his fourth crack at the Canucks—he has gone 1-2-0 with a 3.30 GAA and .909 SV% in the first three meetings.
Smith allowed three goals on 45 shots in the Coyotes win over the Sharks on Saturday. Smith has won three of his last five starts while posting a 2.99 GAA and .924 SV%. Tonight it will be his fourth start against the Flames—he is 0-3-0 with a 4.05 GAA and .833 SV% in the first three contests.
Smith allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Coyotes loss to the Sabres on Monday. Louis Domingue started last night, but it will be Smith tonight vs. the Sharks. Smith has won two of his last six, while posting a 2.68 GAA and .931 SV%. He is also just 6-20-3 at home, so there are better options tonight.
Smith allowed three goals on 46 shots in the Coyotes 3-2 loss to the Penguins. After a rough start to the season, Smith has really played well lately. He has posted a fantastic .927 SV% over the last 12 starts, but that has only translated into three wins. One of those wins came in a 32-save performance in a 4-3 OT win over the Sabres last Thursday.
Smith allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Coyotes 4-3 overtime win over Buffalo on Thursday. He has gone 3-7-0 with a 2.39 GAA and .934 SV% in his last 10 starts. On Saturday he goes up against a Penguins team who have lost six of their last seven, but who might get Evgeni Malkin back in the lineup this afternoon.
Smith allowed four goals on 37 shots in the Coyotes overtime win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. It was his first win since March 5th and he now sits 2-7-0 with a 2.33 GAA and .936 SV% this month. Tonight he could string together back-to-back wins with the Coyotes taking on the Sabres in Buffalo.
Smith allowed two goals on 43 shots in the Coyotes 3-1 loss to the Canucks on Monday. Despite posting a strong 2.03 GAA and .946 SV%, Smith has lost each of his last six starts. Tonight Smith gets the call against a Red Wings team who have lost four of their last six contests, but are coming off of a big OT win over the Blues on Sunday.
Smith stopped 34 of 36 shots in the Coyotes 3-1 loss to the Penguins last night. He is now 1-6-0 with a 2.14 GAA and .939 SV%. So yeah, all these losses are not Smith’s fault, but hey they were earlier so…Tonight will be his third start of the year against Vancouver—he has gone 1-1-0 with a 4.15 GAA and .867 SV% in the first two.
Smith made 34 saves on 35 shots in the Coyotes 1-0 loss to the Kings on Monday. Louis Domingue started on Thursday, but it looks like Smith will go tonight vs. Pittsburgh. Despite posting a nice 2.16 GAA and .938 SV% in March, he is just 1-5-0 in those six starts.
Smith allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Coyotes loss to the Devils on Saturday. He has lost three in a row while registering a 2.37 GAA and .935 SV%. He was pulled after allowing three goals on 20 shots in a 4-0 loss in his first start against the Kings.
Smith allowed one goal on 34 shots in the Coyotes loss to the Canadiens last Saturday. Louis Domingue got the nod on Monday, but the Coyotes will go back to Smith tonight vs. the Blackhawks. He has gone 1-1-0 with a 3.84 GAA and .910 SV% in his first two games against Chicago this season.
Smith allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Coyotes shootout win over the Canucks on Thursday. It was his first win since February 9th. Maybe the Coyotes should consider wearing the throwbacks every night? 2014-15 has been a struggle and their lineup is definitely below average, so avoid Smith tonight vs. the Habs.
Smith gave up three goals on 34 shots in the Coyotes 4-1 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday. That marks nine straight losses for Smith, who sits 10-31-5 with a 3.34 GAA and .894 SV% on the season. The first time he faced the Canucks, he was pulled after allowing four goals on 11 shots.