MIKE SMITH NEWS

5 Coyotes who must shine this season

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett likes the character and compete level of his team after the offseason additions of defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and forwards Boyd Gordon, Brad Richardson and Steve Downie. Coyotes fans are happy that popular players Antoine Vermette and Zbynek Michalek are back in the fold after a four-month hiatus to chase the Stanley Cup. Promising...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Smith to host camp for kids in Yukon

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith is always interested in growing the sport of hockey, and he'll travel great lengths to do so.This weekend, Smith will head to Watson Lake, Yukon, to participate in a free hockey camp for kids as part of the NHL Players' Association's Goals and Dreams 15th Anniversary celebration tour."I'm very excited about it," the 33-year-old Ontario native...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes ease Mike Smith's worries with hiring of goalie guru Elkin

Sean Burke was a security blanket for Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. Whenever Smith discussed Burke's impact on his game, he gushed with superlatives. Whenever the possibility of Burke leaving the organization was raised, Smith's eyes widened with fear. Those fears were realized when Burke left his post as Coyotes goalie coach and assistant to the general manager on June 30. But it took...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes hire Elkin, Schwab as goaltending coaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes have hired Jon Elkin and Corey Schwab as the organization's goaltending coaches. Elkin, who will work with all goaltenders on the Coyotes' NHL roster, has coached at multiple levels in professional hockey, including three seasons as goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames (1999-2002). He founded Jon Elkin's Goalie Schools in Toronto in 1984 at age...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Canada Clinches First in Group A With 7-2 Victory Over Switzerland

A 7-2 victory over Switzerland helped give Canada a good chance at starting off strong in the medal round, clinching first place in Group A for the quarter-finals on Thursday. It didn’t even take a full minute for the Canadians to score the first goal of the game. After getting the puck into the Swiss zone, Jake Muzzin’s point shot made its way past Reto Berra, but not over the...
Via The Hockey House
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championship Preview: Canada Comes in as Rare Favourites

Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images Goalies: Both goalies this year may have had tough seasons with their respective NHL clubs, but this is a good chance for them to get on the right track for next season. Mike Smith is a great example of that. After getting named to Canada’s Olympic roster in 2014, Smith has gone on to struggle with the Arizona Coyotes in league action. His 14...
Via The Hockey House
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' struggles lead to roster overhaul

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes knew there would be little margin for error with the roster they carried into the 2014-15 season. To have any chance of ending a two-year run of missing the playoffs, the Coyotes would need to play lockdown defense, have their goalie steal a few games and get scoring throughout the lineup. None of that happened, leading to one of the worst...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson leads Coyotes to win over Sharks

  Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3. Chris Tierney's tip...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes knock off Sharks 5-3

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two goals and an assist, Mike Smith made 42 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat San Jose 5-3 Saturday night to damage the Sharks' faint playoff hopes. Shane Doan had a goal and two assists, Mark Arcobello scored in the third period and Sam Gagner's empty-net goal put it away for the Coyotes in their first regulation win since Feb. 3....
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Mike Smith continue to trend upward?

Throughout the season, my default response to the question, “Why are the Coyotes so bad?” has been automatic. I’ve led off that laundry-list of haplessness with the following name: Mike Smith. Such a list would be long enough at the moment to kill a couple of trees; however, it’s no longer completely fair to blame […] The post Can Mike Smith continue to trend upward? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo beats Arizona 4-1 in battle of NHL's worst teams

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Buffalo Sabres ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Monday night in a matchup between the NHL's worst two teams. The Sabres, the NHL's lowest-scoring team, had a rare strong night on the offensive end, generating 31 shots in the first two periods against goalie...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 75. Pens get some breathing room with a big win.

Malkin and Hornqvist were making their big return. The Pens were gonna have healthy forwards. Nope. Nice try. David Perron was a late scratch with a mysterious illness. And Kris Letang may be out for a while after getting rocked by Shane Doan. The Pens were going into this weekend kind of on shaky ground. Everyone is afraid to admit it, but the Pens were a couple losses away this...
Via The Pensblog
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Arcobello's second goal lifts Coyotes past Red Wings in OT

DETROIT -- Mark Arcobello scored his second goal of the game in overtime, and Mike Smith made 33 saves to lead the Arizona Coyotes over the banged-up Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Tuesday night. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Coyotes, who have the worst record in the Western Conference. The Red Wings have lost seven of 10 and are clinging to third place in the Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Edler scores goal off Mike Smith's backside (Video)

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler scored a goal that bounced off the backside of Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith during the third period of Sunday night's game in Glendale.Edler scored the power play goal on a bank shot that hit the goalpost and deflected off Smith's back into the net.Edler's goal broke the 1-1 tie and ended up being the game winner in the 3-1 Canucks...
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Edler scores on deflection to help Canucks beat Coyotes

  For the second straight game, Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was the victim of a puck bouncing off the back of a player into his own net. This time, it was his own back -- no way to celebrate his 33rd birthday -- and it allowed the Vancouver Canucks to avoid a second damaging loss to one of the NHL's worst teams. Alexander Edler's shot glanced off the post and deflected...
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith shoots the puck off Brandon Sutter and into his own net

Things are getting ugly in Arizona. While fans continue to discuss the team tanking for Connor McDavid, the Coyotes are spiraling out of control. We’ve seen some strange things, such as Mike Smith jumping over the puck to avoid making a save. Now Smith is helping the opposition a bit more directly by clearing the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. Meet the new Butt...
Via Bloguin Best
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mike Smith shoots the puck off Brandon Sutter and into his own net

Things are getting ugly in Arizona. While fans continue to discuss the team tanking for Connor McDavid, the Coyotes are spiraling out of control. We’ve seen some strange things, such as Mike Smith jumping over the puck to avoid making a save. Now Smith is helping the opposition a bit more directly by clearing the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. Meet the new Butt...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie scores on own net while failing to clear puck

By Pete BlackburnThe Arizona Coyotes are not having a great season and it may have reached a new low on Saturday night against the Penguins.Nearly halfway through the second period of their game against the Penguins, Coyotes goalie Mike Smith attempted to clear the puck from behind the goal line while shorthanded. Instead, he fired the puck straight off of the Penguins’ Brandon...
Via Fox Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bizarre goal sparks Penguins in 3-1 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith inadvertently banked a clearance pass off Pittsburgh's Brandon Sutter's backside and into his own net, sparking the Penguins from a dreadful start to a 3-1 victory Saturday night that snapped a four-game losing streak. Daniel Winnik's redirect over Smith's head and under the crossbar 4 minutes later in the second period put...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes G Mike Smith Shoots Puck Off Penguins Player Into His Own Net

Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has had a tough year and this play is pretty much a perfect summary of it all. He goes to clear the puck and shoots it off Brent Sutter and into his own net, that he conveniently left to play the puck. Just not idea. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Coyotes G Mike Smith Shoots Puck Off Penguins Player Into His Own Net appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes G Mike Smith wore an Alice Cooper mask for game against Canucks

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith wore an Alice Cooper-themed mask for Thursday's game against the Vancouver Canucks. No More Mr. Nice Guy. Coyotes G Mike Smith will wear this "interesting" Alice Cooper themed mask tonight vs Canucks. (via @RealAliceCooper) pic.twitter.com/HvmCwVl2P9— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 6, 2015Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
Via Bob's Blitz
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Mike Smith rocks terrifying Alice Cooper mask against Canucks (PHOTOS)

You don’t have to be a fan of rock legend Alice Cooper to appreciate this nightmarish-looking goalie mask worn by Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith Thursday night. Smith wore the Alice Cooper-themed mask for their game against the Vancouver Canucks in honor of the Arizona native and longtime fan of the Coyotes. The Hall of Fame shock-rock star even came to the game to check out...
Via The Other Paper
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes end 10-game skid with shootout win

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sam Gagner scored the lone goal in the shootout, helping the Arizona Coyotes snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Mike Smith kept the Canucks off the scoreboard in the shootout after the Coyotes allowed two third-period goals to relinquish a 2-0 lead. Smith finished with 32 saves for Arizona, which hadn't...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes snap 10-game losing streak, beat Canucks in shootout

  Sam Gagner scored the lone goal in the shootout, helping the Arizona Coyotes snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Mike Smith kept the Canucks off the scoreboard in the shootout after the Coyotes allowed two third-period goals to relinquish a 2-0 lead. Smith finished with 32 saves for Arizona, which hadn't won since Feb....
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes end 10-game skid, beat Canucks 3-2 in shootout

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Sam Gagner scored the lone goal in the shootout, helping the Arizona Coyotes snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Mike Smith kept the Canucks off the scoreboard in the shootout after the Coyotes allowed two third-period goals to relinquish a 2-0 lead. Smith finished with 32 saves for Arizona, which hadn...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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