Smith made 25 saves in a 4-0 loss to Toronto on Saturday. His hot streak crashed into a blue-and-white wall Saturday -- his mates were shut down by strong, four-line play by a strong Leafs squad. Smith remains a strong play, but beware the current schedule because those Leafs aren't going away. The two teams play Monday and Wednesday, and they'll be doozies. Weigh your options those nights.
Smith will guard the home goal in Saturday's game versus the Maple Leafs. Smith has won all six starts this season while posting a .944 save percentage and a 1.73 GAA. The 38-year-old has claimed the No. 1 job over Mikko Koskinen, and he'll look to stay hot at home. The Maple Leafs are typically a dominant bunch, but they'll be without Auston Matthews (wrist) for the first time this season, providing Smith some relief in net.
Smith made 32 saves in a 3-0 shutout win over the Canucks on Thursday. Smith was kept busy throughout the game, but he helped the Oilers kill four penalties and keep the Canucks' potent top six off the scoresheet. It was the 38-year-old's second shutout in seven appearances this year. He has a 6-0-0 record with a 1.73 GAA and a .944 save percentage. This is an unsustainable level of performance, but fantasy managers in need of an upgrade in goal could do worse than Smith while he's on a hot run. The Oilers next host the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Smith will guard the road cage during Thursday's clash with the Canucks. Smith was decent in his last start Tuesday against Vancouver, stopping 30 of 33 shots en route to a 4-3 victory. The 38-year-old netminder will attempt to pick up his sixth win of the season in a rematch with the same Canucks club Thursday.
Smith stopped 30 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Canucks. Smith had an awful first period, allowing three goals in the first 15:17 of the contest. After that, he was perfect, and the Oilers rallied ahead to get the win. Smith improved to 5-0-0 with a 2.05 GAA and a .934 save percentage in six appearances this year. The Oilers' goaltending situation is probably going to eventually be a tandem, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Mikko Koskinen start Thursday's game in Vancouver.
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