Smith gave up four goals on 21 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks.
Smith had arguably his worst game since the New Year on Tuesday. The 37-year-old slipped to 17-10-6 with a 2.90 GAA and a .903 save percentage in 35 appearances. The Oilers finish a back-to-back Wednesday in Vegas -- Mikko Koskinen will likely start that game.
Smith will tend the road twine against the Ducks on Tuesday, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith took over the starting job when the calendar flipped to 2020, and he's held onto it due to an impressive .920 save percentage and 10-1-3 record in 2020. The Oilers will likely continue to ride the hot hand into a hopeful playoff berth. The Ducks are a favorable matchup to keep it going, too, as they've lost five straight home games and averaged 1.8 goals per contest in that stretch.
Smith stopped 21 of 23 shots in a 4-2 win over the Kings on Sunday.
Smith kept the Kings off the board for most of the first two periods, but Anze Kopitar (on the power play) and Dustin Brown scored against him to make things close over the final 20. The 37-year-old improved to 17-10-5 with a 2.87 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 34 appearances. He's won five of his seven starts in February to establish himself as the Oilers' clear No. 1 option in net.
Smith will patrol the crease for Sunday's contest in Los Angeles.
Smith has allowed three or fewer goals in each of his last 10 outings. During that span, he's 7-1-2 with a strong .921 save percentage and 2.56 GAA. However, he's struggled against the Kings this season, yielding eight goals in two starts against the division rival. He'll look to flip the script against one of the league's lowest-scoring offenses.
Smith stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to Boston on Wednesday.
Smith put together another strong performance for an Edmonton team that was without its best forward (Connor McDavid) and best defenseman (Oscar Klefbom), among others. The only goals Smith allowed both came on breakaways, first by Patrice Bergeron in the opening period and by David Pastrnak in the extra frame. The 37-year-old Smith has lost just one game in regulation since the New Year, going 9-1-4 in that stretch.
Smith will defend the home net against Boston on Wednesday.
Smith has been excellent at home in 2020, recording a 4-0-1 record and .919 save percentage. The Oilers will need to rely on strong goaltending once again with Connor McDavid (quadriceps) out of the lineup, but Smith's in line for a tough battle. The Bruins rank fifth in the league this year with 3.21 goals per road game.
Smith made 28 saves in Sunday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
The veteran netminder was huge in OT, first denying Teuvo Teravainen then Sebastian Aho on clear breaks before Josh Archibald tucked home the winner for the Oilers. Smith is now 9-1-2 over his last 12 outings, posting a 2.63 GAA and .918 save percentage during that stretch.
Smith will guard the cage for Sunday's road matchup with Carolina.
Smith has performed well in his past five starts, going 3-1-1 along with a 2.75 GAA and .914 save percentage in that span. The 37-year-old will likely be busy in net Sunday, as the Hurricanes sit sixth in the league in shots per game this season (32.9). Smith has perhaps deserved a better fate in his career against Carolina (4-10-4 along with a .922 save percentage and 2.63 GAA in 18 appearances).
Smith made 34 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Thursday.
The game was close -- Smith allowed just two goals, but his mates couldn't solve Andrei Vasilevskiy in the other net. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak and it's his first regulation loss in 2020 (8-1-2). Smith is a sneaky fantasy play right now. Hot is hot, despite the loss.
Smith will get the starting nod for Thursday's road matchup with Tampa Bay, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith hasn't lost in regulation since Dec. 20 against the Penguins, having posted an 8-0-2 record and .916 save percentage in 11 outings. The veteran netminder appears to have cemented himself as the preferred option in Edmonton after having split much of the workload with Mikko Koskinen to start the year.
Smith saved 38 of 41 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Blackhawks.
A chaotic start saw seven goals scored between the two teams over the first 25 minutes, but both goalies settled in after that. Smith was particularly good with 18 saves in the third period to protect a one-goal lead until Leon Draisaitl potted the empty-netter. The 37-year-old goalie has won eight of his last nine starts. He improved to 15-9-4 with a 2.96 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 30 games. Smith is the hot hand right now, and should see a majority of the starts in the near future.
Smith will start Tuesday's home game against Chicago.
Smith is 7-0-2 in his last nine starts, making him a hot commodity in most fantasy leagues. He and the Oilers will be without Connor McDavid (leg) for Tuesday's game, which surely hurts the host's chances of winning, even with a hot goalie in net.
Smith made 27 saves in a 3-2 win over Nashville on Saturday.
It was Smith's 600th game. He's been remarkably sharp since the new decade began. Smith is undefeated in regulation (7-0-2 in nine starts) and his last regulation loss came Dec. 20. Make sure he's in your blue paint when he gets tapped to start.
Smith will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus Nashville, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
Smith wasn't great in his last start Saturday against the Flames, surrendering three goals on 18 shots before being ejected from the contest, but he ended up doing enough to pick up his 13th win of the season. The veteran netminder will attempt to secure his seventh victory in his last eight starts in a home matchup with a Predators team that's averaging 3.56 goals per game on the road this campaign, third in the NHL.
Smith stopped 15 of 18 shots and racked up 17 PIM in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Flames.
Smith joined Flames goalie Cam Talbot for a donnybrook at center ice that forced the officials to end the second period early. Both netminders were ejected for their participation in the brawl. Smith still earned the win for his troubles -- he improved to 13-9-4 with a 3.00 GAA and an .899 save percentage through 28 games. The 37-year-old has gone 6-0-1 over his last seven starts -- he's getting results, even without putting in his best performances.
Smith will defend the road net in Saturday's matchup versus the Flames, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith played well in Wednesday's contest against the Flames, stopping 25 of 28 shots, but he fell in a shootout. The veteran goalie had an excellent January still, as he posted a 5-0-2 record with a .920 save percentage. This expected to be another tight matchup against the division rival.
Smith yielded three goals on 28 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames.
Smith's personal five-game winning streak came to an end, as the Oilers couldn't get ahead of their rivals Wednesday. The 37-year-old dropped to 12-9-4 with a 2.96 GAA and a .901 save percentage in 27 appearances this season. He's started seven of the last eight games -- coach Dave Tippett may want to get Mikko Koskinen a start in the near future.
Smith will tend the twine against the Flames at home Wednesday, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Smith is riding a five-game winning streak and will continue to defend the cage over Mikko Koskinen as long as the victories keep piling up, though a back-to-back on the horizon should give the veteran Smith a night off Friday or Saturday against St. Louis and Calgary. If the Ontario native can keep rolling, he might have enough time to reach the 20-win mark for the third straight year, but he will need to avoid any extended slumps.
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.
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