Craig Smith RW NSH 2 weeks ago

Smith snapped a 10-game pointless drought with a goal and two assists during Saturday's 7-0 rout of the Jets.

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Craig Smith RW NSH 1 month ago

Smith was held off the scoresheet during Saturday's OT loss to the Kings, extending his current scoreless streak to five games.

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Craig Smith RW NSH 2 months ago

Smith scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-0 victory over Edmonton. He has a goal in each of Nashville's first two games this season.

Craig Smith RW NSH 2 months ago

Smith scored on a first-period power play Thursday, helping propel the Predators to a 2-1 season-opening win over Carolina.

Craig Smith RW NSH 4 months ago

The Nashville Predators signed right wing Craig Smith to a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension Monday, according to the team's official website. It was reported Saturday that Smith and the team were far apart on the terms of an extension, but the two sides were able to close the gap following an arbitration hearing. “As evidenced by his back-to-back 20-goal seasons and performance in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs, Craig Smith is an integral part of our team’s young core and we are pleased to have agreed on a long-term contract that both parties are comfortable with,” president of hockey operations and general manager David Poile said. “With Craig’s durability, work ethic and intensity, we see him continuing the build on his recent production and be a valuable contributor to our offensive attack for the next five seasons.” Smith is expected to reprise his top-six role next season.

Craig Smith RW NSH 7 months ago

Smith provided an assist on both of the club's goals in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Blackhawks.

Although the Predators find themselves down in the series, Smith has been fantastic thus far as he's picked up five points -- all of which have come in the last two games. The 25-year-old racked up another six shots Sunday to bring his playoff total to 16 in just three games as he figures to be one of the top point-producing options for Nashville going forward.

Craig Smith RW NSH 7 months ago

Smith scored a pair of goals, dished out an assist and fired four shots on goal in Friday's Game 2 victory over the Blackhawks.

A monsterous performance from Smith, who was credited with the game-winning goal Friday. The 25-year-old is off to a hot start in the playoffs, firing 10 shots on goal in his first two games. While he lacks playoff experience, Smith scored 23 goals in the regular season and plays a key role for the Predators on their first line and top power-play unit.

Craig Smith RW NSH 8 months ago

Smith registered a power-play assist during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Colorado. He also fired four shots on goal in 16:44 of ice time.

With 43 points in 80 games this season, Smith has taken a step back offensively from last year's 52-point effort. However, with the addition of guys like Mike Ribeiro and James Neal this season, he's no longer one of the Preds' big guns, as evidenced by the dip in his ice time from 16:24 last year to 15:47 currently. Overall, he's still a solid top-six forward and has plenty of value in most fantasy formats - just don't overpay to get him next year.

Craig Smith RW NSH 9 months ago

Smith potted his sixth power-play goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Kings.

That's 22 goals and 40 points in 70 games for Smith, who is also sporting a plus-11 rating. The second-liner has been held off the scoresheet just three times in his last 10 games, making him a safe and reliable fantasy option. Sitting among the top-40 NHL goal-scorers, Smith is a solid sniper who can be depended on in most fantasy formats.

Craig Smith RW NSH 9 months ago

Smith failed to crack the scoresheet in Monday's 2-1 OT win over the Coyotes; however, he did register five hits and four shots on goal.

Smith still has 12 points in his past 13 games, so don't be too discouraged by this one-game blip. He is once again thriving on the Preds' top line alongside Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg, so keep him rolling.