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Mike Smith | Goalie

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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Mike Smith had a rough night, allowing five goals on 38 shots in Thursday night's loss to Nashville.
With a sub-.900 save percentage and allowing over three goals per game on average in December, it's not worth parsing through whether or not the goals Smith allowed were ones he should have stopped or not. No one is playing well for Arizona, and Smith's stats are just one of many red flags (no pun intended). This is the ninth time in 22 games where Smith has been beaten at least four times. Dec 12 - 12:13 AM

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Coach Dave Tippett would love it if one of his two goalies, Mike Smith or Devan Dubnyk played well enough to take over the number one job.

"If one of them wants to take the ball and run with it and win a bunch of games, I'm all good with that," Tippett said. Right now both goalies are dropping the ball as Smith started on Thursday, only to be lifted for Dubnyk half-way through the game and the reverse happened on Saturday as Dubnyk started while Smith replaced him after the Bruins fourth goal. Things are a mess in Glendale as the Coyotes have lost seven straight home games. It's not worth owning an Arizona goalie at this time.
Dec 7 - 4:03 AM

Mike Smith was pretty hard on himself after Arizona's 4-0 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday.

Smith allowed three goals on 20 shots before he was pulled halfway through the contest. "I gotta be better," Smith said. "It's that simple. Whether they're deflections or screened shots or breakaways or whatever they are, you gotta make more saves to give your team a chance when we're struggling. You're paid to be a top player on your team. You gotta perform like one, and it hasn't happened and it's gotta turn around. It's gotta be better." Smith was somewhat better in November compared to his rough start to the 2014-15 campaign, but he still wasn't great. He's played in 20 contests and has a 3.29 GAA and .890 save percentage.
Dec 5 - 10:03 AM

Mike Smith allowed three goals on just 20 shots through 35 minutes of work in Thursday night's 4-0 loss to LA.

Dustin Brown deserves full marks for his two goals to open the scoring, but it's not as though he was heavily screened and beaten by a quality tip like on Jarret Stoll's goal to make it 3-0. Pulling Smith mid-game is an unignorable sign that Coach Tippett, and probably the Coyotes organization as a whole, are reaching a boiling point.
Dec 5 - 12:28 AM

Mike Smith stopped 19 shots but didn't do enough to help his team in a 5-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

Getting his second straight start on back-to-back nights for the Coyotes, Smith allowed four goals on 23 shots in the loss. Yes he got the win over the helpless Oilers on Monday but this game was more reminiscent off the way he has played to start the season. His struggles are very apparent by his stat-line this season. Smith is 5-12-2 with a GAA of 3.23 and ugly save percentage of .891.
Dec 3 - 12:38 AM

Mike Smith will get the nod against Calgary on Tuesday night.

There are a lot of problems in the desert right now, and it seems like Mike Smith and his .894 save percentage and 3.19 GAA is one of the bigger ones right now. Stay away.
Source: Todd Walsh
Dec 2 - 8:01 PM

Mike Smith stopped 25 of 27 shots in Arizona's 5-2 win over Edmonton on Monday.

The win ends a seven-game winless streak (0-5-2) for Smith. The 32-year-old hasn't been very good this season, but hopefully he can build off his solid performance against the Oilers. Smith is 5-11-2 with a 3.19 goals-against-average and a .894 save percentage. We'd like to see Smith sting together a few good starts before trusting him again in fantasy.
Dec 2 - 12:32 AM

Mike Smith will be in goal for Monday's match against Edmonton.

He owns a 9-1-1 record versus the Oilers in his career. Smith hasn't won a game since Nov. 7 against Anaheim, so he could certainly use a victory.
Dec 1 - 2:10 PM

Mike Smith is now 'technically sound' according to the goalie coach Sean Burke.

Smith is off to the worst start of his career with a 4-11-2 mark to go with a 3.26 GAA and a .893 save percentage which places him near the bottom in goaltending stats. "I haven't felt like my game's falling apart," Smith said. "My game's there. It's making one more save or making a save at the right time of the game. But confidence-wise, I can't lose confidence. I've done some things really well. I just think games haven't gone our way, and I'm just going to keep doing the same things and hopefully it'll turn around." Stay tuned as backup Devan Dubnyk has played well when called upon.
Nov 29 - 6:29 AM

Mike Smith stopped 31-of-35 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado on Tuesday.

Smith struggles continued as he couldn't help his team hold on to a 3-0 lead. In his defense, the Avs really came on in in the second and third periods. The Arizona number one now has gone win-less in seven straight starts and owns a 4-11-2 record in 17 starts to go with a 3.26 GAA and .893 save percentage.
Nov 26 - 12:51 AM

Mike Smith will get the start Tuesday night against Colorado.

Despite the woes Smith and his teammates have felt through 22 games this season, a decent winning streak can help reignite a season that's quickly fading away. Arizona sits just four points outside the second Wild Card slot coming in.
Nov 25 - 5:53 PM

Mike Smith stopped 28 of 30 shots but Arizona still lost 2-1 to the Anaheim Ducks.

Smith can't buy a win right now. The 32-year-old hasn't won a game in his last six starts. He now falls to 4-11-1 on the season. Smith has a 3.22 goals-against-average to go along with a .893 save percentage. If Smith can't turn things around, the Coyotes may be forced to sit him for a couple of games.
Nov 23 - 10:49 PM

Mike Smith will get the start Sunday for the Arizona Coyotes.

Smith is 4-10-1 this season with a 3.30 GAA as well as a .890 save percentage and is being challenged for the starting job by Devan Dubnyk who is 5-0-1 this season. Smith needs to turn it around or he will start seeing a lot more games from the bench.
Nov 23 - 11:25 AM

Mike Smith suffered his 10th loss in 15 games this season after allowing three goals on 27 shots in the Coyotes' 3-1 loss to Dallas on Thursday night.

Smith is in the midst of an ugly five game losing spell and is just 4-10-1 this season with a 3.30 goals against average and .890 save percentage. Smith is on pace for the worst season of his career, but he can't possibly be this bad as the season continues on... at least we don't think so.
Nov 20 - 11:56 PM

Mike Smith stopped 24-of-26 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to Washington on Tuesday.

The Arizona number one was pretty solid in this game but didn’t get the goal support from his teammates on this night. Backup Devan Dubnyk had earned back-to-back wins on the road but Smith still got the start tonight. Smith likely is feeling the heat a little bit with the slow start he’s had, coupled with some outstanding play from Dubnyk.
Nov 19 - 12:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3Alexandre Bolduc
4B.J. Crombeen
5Tobias Rieder
6David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk