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Mike Smith picked up a shootout victory against his former team with a 4-3 decision over Tampa Bay Monday.
Smith blocked 28 of 31 shots through regulation and overtime before stopping all three Tampa Bay shooters in the shootout. His record improves to 23-19-10 while his GAA is 2.72 and his save percentage is .913.
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Mike Smith will return to Tampa Bay for the first time since leaving as an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2011 season.
Smith was sent to the minors during his last season with the Lightning but there is no ill will towards his former team. "Obviously, getting sent to the minors after playing a few years in the NHL was a tough pill to swallow," Smith said. "It's how you approach those situations that make or break you as an athlete. It would have been easy to go down to the minors and pout. ... I think I went down and just worked really hard and shut my mouth and got a second chance, and a lot's happened since then so it feels pretty good to be where I am right now." Smith is 22-18-4 this season with a 2.72 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
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Mike Smith made 30 saves in the Coyotes' 3-2 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.
Phoenix looked as if it was a sure thing to climb into the playoff picture as it entered the third period with a 3-0 win. Instead it folded on the road. This letdown could prove very costly to the Coyotes' playoff hopes -- points are at a premium during this part of the season. Smith allowed three goals on 14 shots in the third. He has a 2.72 goals-against average and .913 save percentage this season.
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Mike Smith made 23 saves for his third shutout of the season - all in his past 12 starts - and the 27th of his career as the Coyotes defeated the Canucks 1-0 Tuesday night.
Smith has now played 52 games this season, which is the most in the NHL. He has a 21-18-10 record with a 2.72 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. The Coyotes need better numbers from him, if they want to make it to the playoffs.
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Mike Smith is expected to get the start in goal for Phoenix on Sunday.
Smith has had an inconsistent season with a 20-17-10 record to go with a 2.75 GAA and a .913 save percentage. He will face Ryan Miller and the St. Louis Blues as the Coyotes play at home for the first time since February 7.