Smith signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Oilers on Monday, AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno reports.
Smith played with the Flames last season -- posting a 23-16-2 record, 2.73 GAA and .898 save percentage -- so he won't have to move very far. The 37-year-old netminder will compete with Mikko Koskinen for playing time in what will likely start out as a near-even timeshare in net.
Smith is expected to sign with the Oilers when free agency begins, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Smith struggled for most of the 2018-19 season with Calgary, posting an .898 save percentage and 2.73 GAA. The 37-year-old would likely be in a backup role behind Mikko Koskinen if he joins Edmonton, though he could split time as he did with David Rittich last season.
Smith would like to return to the Flames next season, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith seized the starting job in 2019 after losing out to David Rittich earlier in the season. Smith went 13-12-1 with a 2.62 GAA and a .910 save percentage from the start of January to the end of their first-round series with the Avalanche, appearing in 26 games. Smith is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and at 37 years old, the Flames want to limit their commitment to the goalie to retain some cap flexibility.
Smith allowed five goals on 32 shots in Friday's 5-1 season-ending loss to the Avalanche in Game 5.
Smith saw a ton of rubber in the series, allowing 17 goals on 205 shots for a .917 save percentage to go with a 3.20 GAA over five games. Smith can't be faulted much for the failures of the team in front of him, but he was also not good enough in Game 5 to keep its season going. Smith will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and it's unclear what the future holds for the 37-year-old coming off an up-and-down year.
Smith will guard the goal in Friday's Game 5 against the Avalanche in Calgary, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith was tested early and often during Wednesday's Game 4. The veteran netminder held up well, turning aside 49 of 52 shots, but he ultimately suffered a third consecutive loss due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The veteran netminder will look to stay sharp and help his team stave off elimination by picking up his second victory of this postseason at home Friday.
Smith made 49 saves on 52 shots, but took the loss in a 3-2 overtime defeat to the Avalanche in Wednesday's Game 4.
Smith has stopped 99 shots in the last two games, but he has nothing to show for it with a pair of losses. With the Flames down 3-1 in the series, it would be justified for coach Bill Peters to turn to David Rittich for a change of pace, but none of Smith's losses have truly been his fault. No starter for Friday's Game has been confirmed at this time.
Smith will be between the pipes on the road against Colorado for Wednesday's Game 4 matchup, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith faced a barrage of rubber in the last two games (95 shots) while allowing nine goals to find the back of the net. The veteran will need some help if he is going to stop the Avs from running away with the series, particularly from his defensemen in limiting the number of shot attempts.
Smith allowed six goals on 56 shots in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
Smith had very little help from the team in front of him, hence the barrage of shots against. He will take the loss for the second straight game, but this one is hardly on the 37-year-old goalie. It's not confirmed at this time, but Smith would likely start again in Wednesday's Game 4.
Smith will start Monday's Game 3 against the Avalanche in Colorado, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith was a hard-luck loser in Game 2, stopping 36 of 39 shots in the 3-2 loss. The 37-year-old has been outstanding in the series, stopping a total of 62 of 65 shots. Colorado was 21-14-6 at home the season, and Smith was just 10-8-1 to go along with a .908 save percentage and 2.64 GAA on the road this campaign.
Smith made 36 saves on 39 shots but took the overtime loss in Saturday's Game 2 against the Avalanche.
Smith was perfect in the first period, but got beat by Matt Nieto shorthanded in the second frame. The series is tied heading to Denver for Monday's Game 3, and given Smith's shutout from Game 1, he's likely earned a bit of leeway with coach Bill Peters.
Smith will start Game 2 versus Colorado on Saturday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith began these playoffs with a flawless, 26-save shutout in Thursday's series opener. On Saturday, he'll look to stay perfect and help Calgary take what would be a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Avalanche.
Smith recorded a 26-save shutout in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Avalanche in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
Smith also provided an assist on Matthew Tkachuk's empty-net goal late in the third period, helping his own cause with a little offense. The veteran goalie went 9-7-1 with a 2.28 GAA and a .912 save percentage from the start of February onward, and managed an even better performance here. It's his fourth career playoff shutout and it's likely enough to keep him in the starting role for a while.
Smith will tend the twine for Thursday's Game 1 at home versus Colorado, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Coach Bill Peters has apparently opted for experience over youth for Game 1 in giving the nod to Smith. Despite 571 NHL appearances in his career, however, the 37-year-old has logged just 19 postseason outings, in which he is 10-8 with a .945 save percentage. If Smith struggles at all, the Flames will likely be quick to give David Rittich the nod for Game 2 on Saturday.
Smith allowed three goals on 25 shots in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Oilers.
Smith didn't get a lot of support in this contest, but allowing a goal in each period didn't help his cause either. He finishes the regular season with a 23-16-2 record, as well as a 2.73 GAA and an .898 save percentage. Neither Smith nor David Rittich has a firm grasp on the starting job heading into the playoffs, but Rittich seems the most likely to get the nod for Game 1 against the Avalanche.
Smith will man the blue paint in Saturday's contest against the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
David Rittich started the previous two games for the Flames, but Smith will get the nod in the last battle between Alberta rivals this season. Smith is 4-1-0 with a 1.61 GAA and a .922 save percentage in his last five starts. While anything can happen in a rivalry game, Smith is certainly in a position to produce a positive result given his recent success.
Smith allowed three goals on 15 shots in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Sharks.
Smith was fortunate his offense was able to bail him out, as he picked up one of his sloppier wins of the year. Smith improved to 23-15-2 with a 2.72 GAA and an .898 save percentage. The win locked up the Western Conference for the Flames, who will likely use the final week of the season to see which of Smith or David Rittich will have the hot hand heading into the playoffs. Expect Rittich in goal for Monday's game against the Kings.
Smith will patrol the crease for Sunday's tilt in San Jose, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
While Smith's 2018-19 campaign has been largely disappointing, he's turned things around over the last month and a half. In his last 11 outings, he's 7-4-0 with a 1.75 GAA and .927 save percentage, allowing two or fewer goals in 10 of those games. The Sharks will provide a tough test, but consider using Smith while he's on a hot streak.
Smith allowed one goal on 22 shots in a 6-1 victory against the Ducks on Friday.
The Ducks actually scored the first goal of the night, but then the Flames ended the game tallying six unanswered. Smith doesn't have great numbers this season, but he's playing well down the stretch. He is 8-4-0 in the last 12 games and owns a .943 save percentage in the last four contests. Overall, Smith is 22-15-2 with a 2.71 GAA and .900 save percentage in 40 games this season.
Smith has been named the starting goaltender for Friday's game against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith received no support from the offense in a 3-0 loss to the Kings on Monday, so he's likely hoping for a little help this time. The Ducks have averaged 3.40 goals per road game in March, a much better rate than their overall 2.33 goals-per-game pace. It's still a good starting situation at home for Smith, who is 2-4-0 in his last six starts, but with only 12 goals allowed in that span.
Smith allowed two goals on 19 shots in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Kings.
Smith did what he could to keep the Flames in the game, but none of their 42 shots could crack Jack Campbell at the other end of the ice. Smith dropped to 21-15-2 with a 2.75 GAA and an .899 save percentage. David Rittich, who hasn't started since March 19, may get a turn Wednesday versus the Stars.
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