Smith tallied a goal on four shots and added a pair of hits Thursday in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Islanders in Game 3.
Smith (lower body) received a seeing-eye Taylor Hall feed in the slot and buried a wrister past Semyon Varlamov to open the scoring just under six minutes into the game. After sitting out Game 2 with his injury, Smith was able to log 14:45 of ice time Thursday, including duty on Boston's second power-play unit. The 31-year-old has two goals and two assists in seven playoff contests.
Smith (lower body) is slated to play against the Islanders for Game 3 on Thursday, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.
Smith not only retook his spot on the second line at Wednesday's practice session but also practiced with the No. 2 power-play unit, which is perhaps the clearest indication the winger will return to action Thursday. During the opening round versus the Capitals, Smith produced one goal on 12 shots and two helpers while averaging 17:16 and should see similar usage once given the all-clear.
Smith (lower body) won't be in action for Game 2 versus New York on Monday, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Smith was still labeled day-to-day by coach Bruce Cassidy, so he could still be an option for Game 3 on Thursday, especially with the extra day off. Without the veteran winger in the lineup, Jake DeBrusk is expected to move up to the second line with Taylor Hall and David Krejci in addition to taking Smith's place on the No. 2 power-play unit.
Smith (lower body) won't return to Saturday's Game 1 versus the Islanders.
It's unclear how Smith got injured, but he didn't join the Bruins' bench after the second intermission. The 31-year-old had one shot on goal in 10:14 of ice time Saturday. With Smith out, Jake DeBrusk figures to see extra ice time going forward.
Smith scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Capitals in Game 3.
Smith took advantage of a miscue between Washington goalie Ilya Samsonov and defenseman Justin Schultz, jumping on a loose puck behind the net and wrapping it around the far post before Samsonov could recover. Smith also set up Taylor Hall's second-period goal that got the Bruins on the board. Smith has three points and eight shots on goal through the first three games of the series.
Smith scored three goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres.
The Bruins' second line of Smith, David Krejci and Taylor Hall piled up eight points in total on the afternoon, with Smith leading the charge. The 31-year-old has been very hit or miss over the last couple weeks, posting three multi-point performances and six goose eggs in the last nine games, and on the season he has 13 goals and 32 points through 49 contests.
Smith collected two assists and four hits in a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday.
Smith entered the night mired in a five-game point skid but put an end to that with an assist on David Krejci's power-play goal with one second left in the first period. He added his second helper of the night late in the final frame on Taylor Hall's insurance marker. The 31-year-old Smith has 10 goals and 19 assists in 48 games this season.
Smith (not injury related) is expected to play Thursday versus Buffalo, NHL.com reports.
There was some sort of issue with Smith's daily COVID-19 test, but that's evidently been resolved ahead of puck drop versus the Sabres. The 31-year-old American is expected to slot into his usual spots on the Bruins' second line and second power-play unit Thursday.
Smith's status for Thursday night's game against the Sabres hinges on a COVID testing issue, per coach Bruce Cassidy.
The report notes that the Bruins are hopeful that Smith will be cleared for action in time for Thursday night's tilt. If he isn't though, Jake DeBrusk would move into Smith's place on the Bruins' second line along with Taylor Hall and David Krejci.
Smith tallied two assists and two shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over Washington.
Smith figured in on a pair of David Krejci goals, giving him 13 points in 11 games during month of April. Five of those outings have been multi-point games for Smith, who now has 10 goals and 17 assists with a plus-13 rating this season.
Smith scored a power-play goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Smith potted the eventual winner when he struck with 2:05 left in the first period, hammering a one-timer through a screen to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead. The goal was Smith's fourth in the last five contests and extended his point streak to six games. The 31-year-old has supplied nine points during that stretch and is well-positioned to remain productive as long as he's skating on a second line with Taylor Hall and David Krejci.
Smith scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres.
Smith set up David Krejci for the Bruins' first goal midway through the first period then found the back of the net himself early in the second, extending his point streak to five games. The 31-year-old has been locked in even longer than that, recording five multi-point performances in the last nine contests, but on the season he has only nine goals and 24 points in 39 games.
Smith scored a power-play goal on his only shot and had two PIM in Sunday's 8-1 loss to Washington.
Smith spoiled Vitek Vanecek's shutout bid three minutes into the third period, banging home a rebound in front for his eighth goal of the year. Smith is now riding a four-game point streak (two goals, four assists) and has landed on the scoresheet in five of his last six outings.
Smith collected two assists in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.
He set up Patrice Bergeron for the game's opening tally early in the first period -- extending Smith's point streak to three games -- before finding Jake DeBrusk for Boston's final goal midway through the second frame. Smith is on a roll, racking up three goals and 12 points in the last 11 contests to account for over half of his production (seven goals and 21 points) on the season.
Smith scored a power-play goal on two shots and dished an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.
Smith had the secondary assist on Jeremy Lauzon's opening tally Thursday. In the third, Smith added an insurance goal on the power play. The 31-year-old forward has swapped places with David Pastrnak in recent games, leading to Smith working on the top line. He has racked up a goal and seven assists in his last six outings. For the year, the winger has 19 points, 87 shots on net, 48 hits and a plus-8 rating in 36 contests.
Smith notched two assists while adding three shots, a hit and a plus-2 rating during Saturday's 7-5 win over the Penguins.
The 31-year-old has alternated scoreless games with ones in which he's found the scoresheet over the last couple weeks, but that's still a big improvement over the 10 games prior to that stretch, when Smith managed only one assist. On the season, he's compiled six goals and 16 points through 33 contests.
Smith dished out three assists to go with four shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over New Jersey.
Smith's been providing some much-needed secondary scoring recently for a Bruins team that's struggled to get much offense outside of the top line. He has two goals and three assists over the last five games, as the two-time 50-point scorer with the Predators finally seems to be getting used to life in Boston after a slow start to his tenure outside Music City.
Smith is set to play Thursday night against the Islanders, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Through 27 contests to date, Smith -- who was removed from the COVID list Wednesday -- has recorded five goals and 10 points, while racking up 65 shots, which ranks fourth on the Bruins. The winger should have a solid opportunity to fire away Thursday night, while working on the Bruins' second line, along with Nick Ritchie and playmaking pivot David Krejci.
Smith is off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Smith is thus in line to practice Wednesday night and in turn should be available for Thursday's scheduled game against the Islanders. In 27 contests to date, Smith has logged five goals and 10 points, while racking up 65 shots.
Smith was added to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Friday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Boston's next two games have been postponed, so as long as Smith isn't dealing with a positive test result, he may not end up missing any action. He's picked up 10 points through 27 games this year.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/09||@ NYI||L 2-6||0||0||0||-2||17:15|
|06/07||vs NYI||L 4-5||0||1||1||0||18:09|
|06/05||@ NYI||L 1-4||0||0||0||0||15:22|
|06/03||@ NYI||W 2-1 (OT)||1||0||1||+1||14:45|
|05/29||vs NYI||W 5-2||0||0||0||0||10:14|
|05/23||@ WAS||W 3-1||0||0||0||0||13:05|
|05/21||vs WAS||W 4-1||0||0||0||0||16:40|
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