Smith made 27 saves in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Coyotes.
The Oilers rocketed out to a 5-0 lead before five minutes were gone in the second period, and while Smith was eventually solved, he was able to bank his fifth straight win without much trouble. The 37-year-old has seized the No. 1 job in Edmonton for now, but he heads into the All-Star break with a mediocre 2.96 GAA and .901 save percentage.
Smith will guard the home goal Saturday versus the Coyotes.
Smith has a four-game winning streak, with just nine goals allowed in that span. The veteran netminder will take on his old team as two of the top teams in the Pacific Division clash. The Coyotes are averaging 3.13 goals per game in January so far, which could make this a challenging matchup for Smith despite his recent success.
Smith turned aside 30 of 32 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators.
Both goals against came in the first period, but Smith was perfect over the final 40 minutes to allow the Oilers to make the comeback. The 37-year-old goalie has won four straight starts to improve to 11-9-3 with a 2.96 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 25 appearances this season. Smith has wrangled the starting job away from Mikko Koskinen in recent weeks, thanks in large part to the latter's slump as the former steadied his play.
Smith will guard the cage during Tuesday's home game versus Nashville, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith has played well recently, stringing together three straight wins while posting an impressive .936 save percentage. The veteran backstop will look to keep rolling in a home game against a Predators squad that's averaging an impressive 3.59 goals per game on the road this year, second best in the NHL.
Smith made 35 saves Thursday in a 4-2 win over Montreal.
He and the Oil were down 2-0 by early in the second period, but then he bricked things up and his mates roared back with four unanswered snipes. Smith is on a bit of a roll of late, winning three straight. He needs to play his best hockey to help Edmonton stay in playoff contention.
Smith will start in Thursday's road game versus the Canadiens, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith will make his fourth straight start, as Mikko Koskinen has yet to play in 2020. The 37-year-old Smith has been mediocre over the last three contests, as he posted below an .890 save percentage in two of those games, but he managed to produce a 2-0-1 record in that stretch. Montreal enters this game on a seven-game losing streak.
Smith stopped 32 of 36 shots in a 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Smith was staked to a 3-0 lead early, and that was more than enough on this night, as Toronto would get only to within a goal. Following back-to-back wins, the veteran netminder is .500 on the year, holding a 9-9-3 record in 23 games this season. Next up is a road game in Montreal on Thursday before returning to Alberta to take on the Flames on Saturday. Smith will start at least one of those contests.
Smith will guard the road cage in Monday's game versus the Maple Leafs, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Smith was spectacular in Saturday's win over the Bruins, as he stopped 35 of 36 shots. While Smith has been anything but consistent lately, Mikko Koskinen has been struggling immensely, so the Oilers will ride the hot hand. The Maple Leafs are another difficult task, as they've won nine of their last 10 games and scored four-plus goals in nine of those contests.
Smith turned aside 35 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Bruins.
After getting beaten on the power play early in the first period by David Pastrnak, Smith locked things down and didn't allow another puck to get by him. It's the veteran netminder's first win since Nov. 23, and on the season he still sports a shaky 3.01 GAA and .897 save percentage.
Smith will patrol the road crease in Saturday's game versus Boston, Jonathan Willis of The Athletic reports.
Smith will make his second straight start. The 37-year-old hasn't played well lately, as he's finished with a save percentage below .900 in six straight starts, posting a 4.10 GAA and losing each contest. The Bruins have been shaky lately, but it'll be tough to rely on Smith in the fantasy realm.
Smith stopped 23 of 26 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo.
Smith was handed a 2-0 lead in the game's first seven minutes, but he allowed the next three goals, including Jack Eichel's game-winner 1:09 into overtime. If he wants to take a larger share of the workload away from Mikko Koskinen, these are the games Smith needs to win.
Smith will tend the twine versus Buffalo on the road Thursday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith allowed one goal on seven shots in a relief appearances versus Calgary on Dec. 27 and will be making just his second start in the Oilers' last nine contests. While the veteran should still see the occasional start outside of back-to-backs, he is unlikely to reach the 40-game mark for the first time since 2015-16 when he was with Arizona.
Smith permitted one goal on seven shots in relief of Mikko Koskinen in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Flames.
Smith wasn't expected to face his former team, but Koskinen's struggles made it necessary. The veteran netminder wasn't saddled with a loss, so he'll stay at 7-9-2 with a 3.12 GAA and an .893 save percentage in 20 appearances. The 37-year-old will likely start Tuesday's game against the Rangers, but neither of the Oilers' goalies have been particularly adept at getting wins in December.
Smith gave up four goals on 25 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Friday.
Smith's struggles in December continued -- he's now gone 0-2-1 with 15 goals allowed over four appearances this month. For the year, the 37-year-old is at 7-9-2 with a 3.14 GAA and an .893 save percentage in 19 games. As Smith has continued to decline, Mikko Koskinen has played fairly well and should be considered the more favorable of the two Oilers' goalies from a fantasy perspective.
Smith will tend the twine at home versus Pittsburgh on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Smith is currently riding a four-game losing streak during which he's registered an 0-2-1 record and 4.63 GAA. Historically, the netminder has put up middling results against the Penguins, as he is 9-9-0 with a .914 save percentage in 19 matchups. Pittsburgh remains without captain Sidney Crosby (groin) and will also be missing two top-four blueliners in Brian Dumoulin (ankle) and Justin Schultz (lower body).
Smith gave up six goals on 26 shots in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
It's been a struggle for Smith the last few weeks, as he came into the game with a 1-2-1 record along with a 3.93 GAA and .866 save percentage in his last five starts. His season record fell to 7-7-2, along with a 2.88 GAA and .903 save percentage in 17 appearances. If the struggles continue for Smith, coach Dave Tippett could elect to hand the starting role to Mikko Koskinen going forward.
Smith will guard the goal during Thursday's road game against the Wild, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith wasn't great in his last start Sunday against Buffalo, surrendering three goals on 22 shots en route to a 3-2 overtime loss. The veteran backstop will look to bounce back in a road clash with a Minnesota club that's 7-1-3 at home this year.
Smith allowed three goals on 22 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo.
Smith trailed 2-0 midway through the first period en route to his third consecutive loss. The 37-year-old has had a rough go of it since a stellar opening month and has watched the younger Mikko Koskinen emerged as Edmonton's most reliable netminder. Smith is 7-7-2 in 17 appearances with a 2.88 GAA and a .903 save percentage.
Smith will start between the pipes for Sunday's home game versus Buffalo.
Smith has been decent through 16 appearances this campaign, going 7-7-1 along with a 2.88 GAA and .905 save percentage. He'll face an average matchup as well Sunday, taking on a Sabres' offense that ranks 14th in goals per game this season (3.07).
Smith let in two goals on 13 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Senators on Wednesday.
Smith relieved Mikko Koskinen after the Senators' third goal. Smith hardly fared better than his teammate, as the Oilers were outplayed over the final two periods. The 37-year-old saw his GAA rise to 2.88 while his save percentage dipped to .905 through 16 appearances. It's unclear which goalie coach Dave Tippett will give the starting nod to for Friday's game against the Kings.
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