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MIKE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona Goaltending

It is still early in the season, but one result which could be very significant is the Arizona Coyotes goaltending.  It was expected that Mike Smith would be the successful starter and Devan Dubnyk would be the lesser used backup.  Smith had been a successful NHL goalie in the past.  He was the number three goalie on the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team.  Although he did not play in...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Smith improves in goal, but offense stalls vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. Kuemper has allowed just two goals in four starts, and he has all three of Minnesota's victories this season. Arizona's Mike Smith entered the game having allowed at least...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Smith Knows He Needs To Be Better

from Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, As reporters crowded around Coyotes goalie Mike Smith following Monday's practice to gauge his psyche after yet another six goals-against Saturday, backup Devan Dubnyk quipped that Smith isn't the only one who's experienced a slide like this and he, too, could offer up some insight. But Smith isn't looking to deflect...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith: 'It hasn't gone even close to the way it needs to be'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes backup goalie Devan Dubnyk tried to lighten the mood after Monday's practice at the Ice Den. When reporters began interviewing starter Mike Smith about his recent struggles, Dubnyk offered to take Smith's place under the heat lamp. "I have a lot of experience giving up a lot of goals," Dubnyk quipped. Smith, laughed, but he was having...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goals will happen if Blues keep firing shots like they have been

The St. Louis Blues are outshooting opponents at a high rate but haven't been able to capitalize on many opportunities. Their luck could change in Saturday night's road tilt against the Arizona Coyotes with a potential matchup against struggling goaltender Mike Smith. St. Louis (1-1-1) ranks near the top of the league with a plus-13.3 shot differential per game but is only...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes’ goalie Mike Smith says knee injury is fully healed

via theScore The biggest factor of the Phoenix Coyotes missing the playoffs in 2014 was the loss of star goalie , Mike Smith, to an MCL tear in his knee which caused him to miss the last ten games of the season. The good news for Coyotes fans is that Smith says the knee is now ‘100 percent healthy‘. “Everything is good, everything is healed up 100 percent,” Smith told the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith playing best hockey since Coyotes' conference final run

BOSTON -- Mike Smith drops the idea so casually that you almost move on without examining the enormity of it. "With where we are in the standings I have to be the best player on the ice every game out or we're not going to have a chance to make the playoffs," Smith says. The pressure of lesser expectations weighed on Smith earlier this season, as did the impending Olympic...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Smith's goal, re-enacted with bobbleheads

Mike Smith is one of 11 goalies in NHL history to score a goal, but he's almost certainly the only one of those to have his historic achievement re-enacted in bobblehead form. Smith, the Phoenix Coyotes' veteran netminder, shot a puck the length of the ice into an empty net in the final second of a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 19 -- the puck crossed the line...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith’s empty-net goal re-created with bobbleheads (video)

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith became only the 11th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal courtesy of notching an empty-netter against the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings, down by two goals with time running out, had its goalie pulled, and with 5 seconds remaining, Smith took aim and […]The post Coyotes goalie Mike Smith’s empty-net goal re-created...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith smashes his stick against goalpost (Video)

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith smashed his stick against the goalpost after giving up a sixth goal during Sunday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In the third period after the Coyotes had just scored two goals 50 seconds apart to reduce the Blackhawks lead to 5-4 at 5:28 into the third period. However, 22 seconds later, Blackhawks center scored the final goal of the game...
Via Holdout Sports
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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