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Welcome to today's quick hitting edition of the Playoff Fantasy Hockey ONE. When you get to this point of a round, there is not much left but a Game 6 here and a Game 7 there. So for the fantasy poolie, its a bit different than from the fan's perspective. Last night, the Rangers dodged elimination (there were issues) and the Blackhawks fell to the Coyotes in six. The bottom line was there was a Fantasy POTN that stood above all and here we go.....
Mike Smith, G, Phoenix Coyotes
This one was obvious for the fact that he had 39 saves in a 4-0 shutout over the Chicago Blackhawks last night. Consider that Phoenix was outshot 28-8 in the first 40 minutes, Smith really stood on his head. He made the A+ saves in this series to win it and nothing else mattered. Anytime a goalie throws down a .950 save percentage in the playoffs, you have to take notice and we had several such performances. When yo...
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According to Nashville legend, Pekka Rinne played so little in his homeland of Finland that the Predators' scout who discovered him based his reports on what he saw in warmups.
According to actual league transactions, Mike Smith was waived by the Tampa Bay Lightning almost 14 months ago because he was the third choice behind starter Dwayne Roloson and backup Dan Ellis.
'Smith is the best story of the NHL postseason, period. A goalie who was playing in the AHL last season is doing something that not a single person could have predicted coming into the season. Smith put the team on his back and helped them secure a spot in the second round for the first time in franchise history.Smith stopped 229 shots through six games. For those of you who...
The Chicago Blackhawks will have to own up to this series loss.
Mike Smith proved to be the difference in the first round series against the Chicago Blackhawks. He'll try to lead the 'Yotes to their second-round series against the Nashville Predators.They were eliminated Monday night after Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith posted a 4-0 shutout.
A 28-8 shot advantage...
'Smith is the best story of the NHL postseason, period. A goalie who was playing in the AHL last season is doing something that not a single person could have predicted coming into the season. Smith put the team on his back and helped them secure a spot in the second round for the first time in franchise history. Smith stopped 229 shots through six games. For those of you...
For round number two, 'How to Beat the Goalie' is just going to focus on the great, Mike Smith. (Hopefully that just jinxed him.) The Nashville Predators will be taking on the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. The winner goes to the Western Conference Finals.The cool thing about this series, and the other Western Conference series, is that it is "...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Smith made 39 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes scored three times in the final period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night and capture their opening-round series in six games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the second and Gilbert Brule, Antoine Vermette and Kyle Chipchura had goals in the third as the Coyotes won a first-round series for the first...
Mike Smith made 39 saves and the Phoenix Coyotes scored three times in the final period to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night and capture their opening-round series in six games.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the second and Gilbert Brule, Antoine Vermette and Kyle Chipchura had goals in the third as the Coyotes won a first-round series for the first time since moving...
It wasn’t too long ago that the Chicago Blackhawks were knocked out of the 2011/2012 NHL playoffs at the hands of Mike Smith…err..I mean the Phoenix Coyotes. Two days later, fans have gone ******* crazy in regards to the team holes and what the Blackhawks should do for their upcoming season. There have been some [...]
The Coyotes defeated the Blackhawks 4-0 and the only goal needed by Phoenix was this power play blast from Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Without a doubt, Mike Smith was the difference, particularly early in the game. In the first period, he stopped 16 shots while Phoenix could only manage 2 on Corey Crawford.
The Coyotes will now host the Nashville Predators in games 1 and 2, while the...
Western Conference Semi-Finals: #4 Nashville Predators (4-1-0) vs #3 Phoenix Coyotes (4-0-2)Two very similar teams will be playing each other in the Western Conference Semi-Finals, Predators against Coyotes. Gold vs White. Pekka Rinne vs Mike Smith. Shea Weber and Ryan Suter vs Keith Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. Barry Trotz vs Dave Tippet. This series all too similar.With it...
Shane Doan glided a stride back from the celebratory pack surrounding goalie Mike Smith. With a smile that was half wonder, half wondering, he glanced up at the scoreboard to double-check that what he was seeing was real.
It was, and since Al Michaels is an Arizona State University graduate, we feel comfortable borrowing his memorable line: Do you believe in miracles?
The underdog won out west, but the favorite it still alive in the east after the NHL playoffs claimed one more victim Monday night. The Chicago Blackhawks bowed out of the postseason, falling 4-0 to the surging Phoenix Coyotes. In the Eastern Conference, the No. 1 seeded Rangers fended off the Senators to send the series back to New York for Game 7. Here are the recaps from the games...
from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, The cheers and applause slithered under the locker-room door and into the bowels of the United Center.
After a history that’s included six consecutive seasons of not making the playoffs and seven first-round exits, the Coyotes on Monday pushed their way into the Western Conference semifinals for the first time since the franchise moved...