Smith stopped 22 of 25 shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.
A back-and-forth second period made it a close game, but Smith was perfect in the third period to preserve a one-goal lead. The 39-year-old improved to 20-6-2 with a 2.28 GAA and a .924 save percentage through 31 appearances. Smith has enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career and will likely be leaned on heavily in the playoffs.
Smith will defend the blue paint during Saturday's home game versus the Canucks, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Smith was excellent in his last start Tuesday against Vancouver, stopping 28 of 29 shots en route to a comfortable 4-1 victory. He'll attempt to earn his 20th win of the season in a home matchup with the same Canucks club Saturday.
Smith stopped 21 of 23 shots in relief of Mikko Koskinen in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
Smith came into the game after Koskinen failed to make a save on the first four Canucks shots. The 39-year-old Smith wasn't part of the decision Thursday. He has a 19-6-2 record with a 2.26 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 30 appearances, and the Ontario native figures to be the Oilers' primary goalie once the playoffs get underway.
Smith allowed only one goal on 29 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Canucks.
A somewhat fluky Brock Boeser goal in the opening minute was the only puck to get behind Smith on Tuesday. The 39-year-old goalie improved to 19-6-2 with a 2.25 GAA and a .925 save percentage through 29 appearances. He's likely to get another look against the Canucks on Thursday.
Smith will start Tuesday's game in Vancouver, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Smith continues to have one of the best seasons of his lengthy NHL career, putting up a sparkling .924 save percentage and 2.30 GAA across 28 games. He'll face a Canucks squad that's lost five straight contests.
Smith stopped 29 of 30 shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
The final score made it look more lopsided than it was -- Smith had to protect a one-goal lead for the better part of half the game, The 39-year-old did so admirably, avenging a loss suffered versus the Flames on Thursday. Smith improved to 18-6-2 with a 2.30 GAA and a .924 save percentage across 28 appearances. The Oilers next play a pair of games against the Canucks on Monday and Tuesday -- Smith and Mikko Koskinen will likely split those contests.
Smith will face the Flames on Saturday, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
This comes as no surprise, as Smith has been an absolute workhorse between the pipes this season -- he's appeared in 27 of the team's last 35 games dating back to Feb. 8. He continues to have one of the best seasons of his career, as well (2.35. GAA, .922 save percentage), so he makes for a fantastic fantasy play behind the usually-potent Oilers offense.
Smith allowed three goals on 30 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Flames.
Smith didn't get much help from his Oilers teammates Thursday, as opposing goalie Jacob Markstrom silenced the Edmonton superstars. The 39-year-old Smith dropped to 17-6-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 27 outings. He'll likely get another look at the Flames in Saturday's rematch, as Smith should be favored to see most of the starts until the Oilers clinch a playoff spot.
Smith will draw the start for Thursday's home game against Calgary.
Smith will get his seventh start out of the past eight games, as he's gone 4-2-0 along with a 2.02 GAA and .937 save percentage over his past six appearances. The 39-year-old has enjoyed success this campaign against Calgary, going 4-2-0 along with a .903 save percentage and 2.85 GAA. It appears a strong matchup on paper Thursday, as the Flames offense sits 25th in the league in goals per contest this year (2.59).
Contrary to a previous report, Smith won't start Wednesday's road game against the Jets, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Mikko Koskinen will start instead. It's unclear why Smith isn't starting, and there haven't been any reports that he's injured. If he's, in fact, healthy, Smith likely will start in Thursday's home game versus the Flames. The veteran netminder has accrued a .923 save percentage and a 17-5-2 record this year.
Smith will get the starting nod on the road against the Jets on Wednesday, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Smith will be making his seventh consecutive appearance in the crease, having posted a 4-2-0 record and 2.02 GAA in his last six outings. In five matchups with the Jets this season, the veteran is undefeated with a .936 save percentage and one shutout. Smith will no doubt be eager to continue his dominance over Winnipeg on Wednesday as the Oilers attempt to chase down Toronto for the North Division title.
Smith stopped 36 of 37 shots in Monday's 6-1 win over the Jets.
Connor McDavid supplied a hat trick and three other Oilers found twine to give Smith plenty of goal support. The 39-year-old goalie improved to 17-5-2 with a 2.32 GAA and a .923 save percentage through 26 appearances. Smith continues to enjoy his best campaign since 2011-12. He may get another start versus the Jets on Wednesday.
Smith will man the road crease Monday in Winnipeg, Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic reports.
Smith has been up and down over his last five starts. He has allowed just two total goals in three wins during that stretch but also surrendered nine goals over a pair of losses. Smith's best outing in this recent stretch was an April 17 shutout in Winnipeg, and he'll look to repeat that feat against a reeling Jets team that's been outscored 12-4 during its three-game losing streak.
Smith gave up four goals on 31 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens.
Smith wasn't quite sharp enough Wednesday, and the Oilers' rally came up short in the third period. The 39-year-old goalie dropped to 16-5-2 with a 2.37 GAA and a .921 save percentage in 25 games. He's very rarely had poor outings -- Wednesday was the seventh time he's given up four or more goals this year. The Oilers are off until Monday, when they visit Winnipeg to begin a two-game series.
Smith will protect the home goal Wednesday versus the Canadiens.
Smith only allowed one goal on 23 shots versus the Canadiens on Monday. He has a 4-1-1 record with a 1.98 GAA and a .933 save percentage in six games during April. He'll look to replicate his success from Monday against a Montreal team averaging just 1.8 goals per game in their last 10 outings.
Smith allowed a goal on 23 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
The Oilers couldn't break through in the first two periods, but Smith did well to keep things close. The Oilers then scored four times in the third to reward the 39-year-old goalie with his third win in the last four games. Smith improved to 16-4-2 overall with a 2.30 GAA and a .923 save percentage in 24 outings. He could get another turn in the crease in Wednesday's rematch with the Canadiens.
Smith will start Monday's home game against Montreal, Bob Stauffer of Oilers Radio reports.
Smith's coming off his third shutout of the season, in which he set aside all 26 Jets shots he faced. That effort improved Smith's record to 15-4-2 while dropping his GAA to 2.36 and raising his save percentage to .922. He'll take on a scuffling Canadiens offense that has produced only three goals over its last three games and is coming off a shutout loss at the hands of the Senators.
Smith posted a 26-save shutout in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Jets.
Smith did well to keep the Jets off the board until the Oilers' offense woke up midway through the second period. The shutout was the third of the year for Smith, who has a 15-4-2 record with a 2.36 GAA and a .922 save percentage through 23 appearances. The Oilers are set for a two-game series at home versus the Canadiens, and the 39-year-old goalie should be considered likely to start at least one of those contests.
Smith will defend the blue paint during Saturday's road game versus Winnipeg, Jason Gregor of OilersNation.com reports.
Smith wasn't great in his last start last Saturday against Calgary, allowing five goals on 32 shots en route to an ugly 5-0 defeat. The veteran backstop will try to bounce back and earn his 15th victory of the season in a tough road matchup with a hot Jets team that's won five of its last six games.
Smith and Edmonton's game versus the Canucks on Friday has been postponed, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Smith will have to wait for Saturday's matchup with the Jets for his next potential opportunity to get between the pipes. The veteran netminder has gone 14-4-2 while posting a 2.46 GAA and a .918 save percentage in 22 appearances this year.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/08||vs VAN||W 4-3||1||3||22||25|
|05/06||vs VAN||L 3-6||2||21||23|
|05/04||@ VAN||W 4-1||1||1||28||29|
|05/01||vs CGY||W 4-1||1||1||29||30|
|04/29||vs CGY||L 1-3||1||3||27||30|
|04/26||@ WPG||W 6-1||1||1||36||37|
|04/21||vs MON||L 3-4||1||4||27||31|
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