Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/6/13
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes goalie coach Sean Burke files a report on his pupils after every game. The current three-game stretch represents the peak of Mike Smith's performance this season. Following a 31-save game in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks at Jobing.com Arena, Smith has stopped 120 of 125 (96 percent) shots in his past three games, all Phoenix wins. "It's definitely moving in the right direction," said Smith, who also stopped nine of 11 shootouts attempts the past two games to turn the corner on what was once perceived as a weakness in his game. "I feel more comfortable. I went through a week-long stretch there where I didn't feel very comfortable and we still ended up getting some wins. That's always nice because you come out of a game 5-4 and think, 'Man, that wasn't very good. I didn't help much.' "But as the game went on tonight, I felt like I got stronger and stronger, and that was the same way I felt in San Jose and against L.A." The San Jose ga...
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