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Mike Smith | Goalie | #41

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (161) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Smith was the backup for Louis Domingue Sunday.
Smith missed Friday's game with an illness and while he was not 100 percent, he was well enough to back up his backup. "We’ll just give him an extra day to make sure he’s all right," coach Dave Tippett said. Feb 27 - 7:21 AM

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Mike Smith is apparently okay and will suit up Sunday after missing Friday's game with an illness.

The Coyotes sent Adin Hill back to the minors on Saturday which suggests that Smith has recovered sufficiently enough to at least back up, if not well enough to play. He is 16-17-5 with a 2.92 GAA and a .915 save percentage which makes him a good but not great second goalie in deeper fantasy leagues.
Feb 26 - 7:21 AM

Mike Smith is too sick to backup Louis Domingue tonight in Dallas.

The Coyotes have summoned Adin Hill on an emergency basis. Consider Smith day-to-day, for now.
Feb 24 - 6:49 PM

Mike Smith allowed six goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The two teams scored three goals each in the first period, but only the 'Hawks were able to add to their total the rest of the way. Smith has dropped two of his last three games (he's allowed 10 goals combined in those two losses). The loss drops his record to 16-17-6 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.92 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage.
Feb 24 - 12:01 AM

Mike Smith will get the nod on Thursday.

Smith is making his fourth straight start. He has a 2.84 GAA and .918 save percentage in 39 games this season.
Feb 23 - 2:49 PM

Mike Smith isn't happy with the NHL's current concussion protocol.

An NHL spotter forced Smith to leave Monday's game in the third period after Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg collided into him. Smith passed the mandatory concussion testing, but in the meantime the game continued. "I think there’s a lot of flaws in the system, especially with the goalie position, and it needs to get fixed," Smith said. "What stops a fourth liner from going and bumping into a goalie? It’s just a two-minute penalty to get your starting goalie out? I don’t think it’s happened in a playoff game yet, but I’m sure it will." The counter to Smith's argument could be: What's to stop a fourth liner from running into the goaltender either way? The spotter system is meant to make sure players don't stay in a game after being concussed, but punishing players that target the head is handled separately. It's possible that the NHL will amend the system with regards to goaltenders, though such a change probably won't occur until the summer at the earliest.
Feb 22 - 4:09 AM

Mike Smith didn't sustain a significant injury in Monday's game against Anaheim.

Smith left the game in the third period after Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg collided into him. He underwent the concussion protocol, but fortunately that went well for Smith. "He’s fine," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "All checked out. He’s fine. He was probably ready to come back with a minute or two left."
Feb 21 - 4:06 AM

Mike Smith took a hard hit to the head early in the third period of Monday night's game against the Ducks and left the ice after 44:28 minutes of ice time.

Smith was already tied up by another Ducks’ player when Jakob Silfverberg made helmet to helmet contact. Smith regained his feet and played for a while longer before heading to the locker room. Smith and the Coyotes held a 3-1 advantage at the time with 27 saves on 28 shots. Marek Langhamer was pressed into service without any warm-up.
Feb 20 - 11:16 PM

Mike Smith will play between the pipes on Monday.

It will be Smith's third straight start. He has a 15-16-6 record, 2.87 GAA, and .917 save percentage in 38 contests this season.
Feb 20 - 3:24 PM

Mike Smith blocked 29 of 33 shots Saturday as the Coyotes lost a 4-1 game to the Sharks.

Smith is famously strong when facing 40 or more shots, but he has been much less fortunate with less work. In 10 previous games when facing 30 to 35 shots on goal he has a record of 3-5-2 with seven of these contests ending with save percentages of .903 or less. Saturday night’s loss came with a save percentage of .879.
Feb 19 - 1:15 AM

Mike Smith will be in net against the Sharks on Saturday.

Smith has been pretty good over his last 10 games, posting a 7-2-1 record with a pair of shutouts, with 25 goals against and a .928 save percentage. There's nothing quite like a locked-in goalie.
Feb 18 - 3:04 PM

Mike Smith turned aside 41-of-44 shots in a 5-3 win over Los Angeles on Thursday.

Smith was perfect through two periods but allowed three in the third period as he was under siege from the Kings. Still, he got the job done again and now has three wins in his last four starts. The 34-year-old has 14 wins, a 2.83 GAA and .918 save percentage in 36 appearances.
Feb 17 - 1:43 AM

Mike Smith will take on the Kings on Thursday.

Smith has played his Pacific division foes and the Kings well this season. Through 17 games in the division, he's 6-7-4 with a .928 save percentage and a 2.35 GAA along with two shutouts. Though it's worth noting that he's lost both starts versus Los Angeles with seven combined goals against.
Feb 16 - 3:51 PM

Mike Smith faced 36 shots including 19 in the first period and blocked them all as the Coyotes blanked the Flames 5-0 Monday night.

The Flames came out shooting after their off-week. Smith kept his composure through the high volume of shots in those first 20 minutes and did not let up for the rest of the game. He blocked his 36th shot at the buzzer. This was his second shutout of the season and the 32nd of his career. His most recent shutout came January 26 against Vancouver.
Feb 13 - 11:46 PM

Mike Smith will get the nod Monday versus Calgary.

He has a 13-15-6 record with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage this season. Smith is coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Feb 13 - 2:48 PM

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G1Mike Smith
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