Smith notched two assists and a pair of shots on goal in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
Smith's helpers came in a span of 1:39 late in the second period. He had the lone helper on Charlie Coyle's goal, which was the eventual game-winner. Smith also earned the secondary assist on a Nick Ritchie power-play goal. The two-assist game snapped a six-game point drought for Smith, who now has seven points through 15 outings.
Smith scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 5-3 win over Washington.
Smith hammered a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle, pulling the Bruins even at 3-3 with 6:53 left in regulation. It was the third tally of the season for the first-year Bruin (near-perennial 20-goal scorer over his last seven seasons with Nashville).
Smith will skate on the Bruins' top line Thursday night against the Penguins, alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
Smith will get the opportunity with both Jake DeBrusk (lower body) and David Pastrnak (hip) out Thursday. It remains to be seen if Smith's first-line stint will extend to Saturday's game against the Capitals, but the winger -- who tends not to hesitate when it comes to shooting the puck -- has a nice opportunity to see some quality scoring chances versus Pittsburgh, given the caliber of his linemates.
Smith skated on the Bruins' top line during Wednesday's practice, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
With Jake DeBrusk (lower body) day-to-day and David Pastrnak (hip) not expected back in the team's lineup any sooner than Saturday's game against the Capitals, Smith may have an opportunity to see work with with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron when the Bruins face Pittsburgh on Thursday. In Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Penguins, Smith -- who logged a team-high seven shots -- tallied the game-winner with 11 seconds left in overtime. With first-line duty potentially on tap to go along with power-play time, Smith could hold added utility in daily formats Thursday night.
Smith notched a goal and an assist in 15:00 worth of ice time in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Flyers, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Smith, who now has three points in his last two games, meshed well Saturday with Trent Frederic and Charlie Coyle on the Bruins' third line, a trio that could stay intact if its chemistry continues to build. Smith is also seeing second-unit power play duty these days, which adds to an overall context that gives the offseason free agent acquisition an opportunity to provide the team with valuable secondary scoring.
Smith saw 17:07 worth of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to New Jersey.
After missing Thursday night's season opener with a lower-body injury, Smith made his debut with the Bruins on Saturday, en route to recording two shots and logging 1:22 on the team's power play. He began the game on Boston's third line, but also moved up in the lineup as coach Bruce Cassidy mixed things up, looking for a spark up front. With Ondrej Kase dealing with an upper-body injury and the right wing spot on the team's top trio still unsettled, who Smith will skate with against the Islanders on Monday has yet to be determined.
Smith (lower body) will make his debut with the Bruins versus New Jersey on Saturday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
With Smith back in the lineup, Jack Studnicka is the odd man out up front Saturday. Smith is slated to skate on the Bruins' third line with Charlie Coyle and Nick Ritchie, a trio that has the potential to generate valuable secondary scoring for the team.
Smith (lower body) practiced Friday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Smith, who missed Thursday's season opener against New Jersey, took his spot on the Bruins' third line Friday, along with Charlie Coyle and Nick Ritchie. With that, the offseason free-agent acquisition is a candidate to make his season debut in Saturday's rematch against New Jersey.
Smith (lower body) is said to be day-to-day according to head coach Bruce Cassidy, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Smith missed Thursday's game versus the Devils with the injury, and it sounds like he's at risk of missing more time. The injury occurred during practice. If Smith can't play in Saturday's second game against the Islanders, Trent Frederic will likely remain in the lineup.
Smith (lower body) isn't on the ice for warmups, indicating that he won't play in Thursday's game against New Jersey, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Smith came into the contest a game-time call after he "tweaked" something in practice, and a timetable for his return is unclear at this point. With Smith sidelined, Trent Frederic will enter the lineup on the fourth line.
Smith (lower body) is a game-time decision for Thursday's season opener against New Jersey, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Porter adds via coach Bruce Cassidy that Smith "tweaked something" in his lower body and if the winger can't play Thursday, Trent Frederic would be in line to move into the Bruins' opening night lineup.
Smith has looked good in his first training camp with the Bruins, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Per Haggerty, the 31-year-old winger "has a higher gear to his skating, has flashed a wicked shot that's allowed him to become a 20-goal scorer at the NHL level and has exhibited the kind of energy that can be contagious on a hockey club." Smith, who recorded 18 goals and 31 points in 69 games with Nashville last season, inked a three-year, $9.3 million contract with Boston back in November and looks poised to provide the Bruins with valuable secondary scoring, while skating on the team's third line, along with Charlie Coyle and Nick Ritchie.
Smith signed a three-year, $9.3 million contract with Boston on Saturday.
Smith missed out on the 20-goal mark this year for just the second time in his last seven seasons while playing for the Predators. With his new team, the winger should slot into a third-line role but could challenge for the top-six. Smith should be in contention for power-play minutes, which sets him up well to be a top-half fantasy option.
According to his agent Kevin Magnuson, Smith will test the free agent-market this offseason, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Smith had a slightly down season in 2019-20, failing to crack the 20-goal mark for the first time in three years, but he still put up a respectable 31 points while registering a plus-18 rating in 69 regular-season contests. The 31-year-old winger is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, which will likely limit his options, but he shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new landing spot. He could also ultimately end up re-signing with Nashville after testing the waters in free agency. The 2009 fourth-round pick has spent the entirety of his career with the Predators, having racking up 162 goals and 330 points in 661 games over the past nine campaigns.
Smith recorded an assist and three shots on net in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Oilers.
Smith had a mid-February scoring binge with six goals over five games, but he then went six straight games without a point before Monday. The 30-year-old Wisconsin native now has 29 points, 167 shots and a plus-18 rating through 65 appearances this year.
Smith scored a goal on a pair of shots in a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Sunday.
Smith swiped home a Rocco Grimaldi rebound to open the scoring just under eight minutes into the second period. The 30-year-old has found the net six times in his last five games, shooting a ridiculous 60 percent in that stretch. Smith's 17 goals and 28 points in 58 games more or less put him right in line to match last season's 21-goal, 38-point output. His fantasy owners have also been rewarded with a career-high plus-21 rating.
Smith scored three goals during Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders.
What a night for the 30-year-old veteran, as Smith managed to light the lamp three times and needed only two periods to do so. Whatever he's doing has been working, because Smith has now scored five goals in three games and is up to 27 points in 56 games in 2019-20. These types of nights won't come around very often, but Smith is still considered a reliable fantasy asset and has been particularly valuable as of late.
Smith potted a power-play goal on two shots in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Canucks.
His 13th goal of the season broke up Jacob Markstrom's shutout bid midway through the second period. Smith has tallied in consecutive games and now has 24 points, 139 shots and a plus-16 rating through 55 appearances this season.
Smith opened the scoring with his 12th goal of the season Saturday in an eventual 3-2 loss to the Oilers.
Now with 23 points through 54 games, Smith is on pace for something resembling the 38 points he posted last season. Unfortunately for most owners, 35-40 point forwards are a dime a dozen in fantasy, so there's little value in holding on to him outside of very deep leagues.
Smith scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
Smith's third-period marker was a little fluky, as it bounced off Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark before crossing the goal line. It was a much-needed tally for Smith, who had gone without a point in his last five games. Smith's now at 21 points (11 goals, 10 helpers), 125 shots on goal and a plus-12 rating through 47 contests. He'll need to show head coach John Hynes a little more consistency before moving off the fourth line, though.
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