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Smith will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Capitals.
Smith will look to get back on track Tuesday after losing his previous three starts. He will square off against a Capitals team that will enter Tuesday's game having scored just one goal in its last two games.
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Smith allowed five goals on 25 shots in Thursday's loss to Calgary.
Just another defeat for Smith, who looked like he was righting the ship over a five-game stretch of impressive play, but has since regressed, giving up nine goals over the last two games. The Coyotes will probably go with Devan Dubnyk on Friday in Vancouver as they play the second of a back-to-back set.
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Smith was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and will receive the starting nod in goal Thursday against the Flames, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Smith has paired back-to-back wins with consecutive losses over his last four turns, making it difficult for him to establish a rhythm in what has been a disappointing season overall. His 3.29 GAA and .895 save percentage over 12 games remain well below the league average, and a matchup against a Flames squad that has played much better than expected this season might not afford him a good opportunity to improve upon those numbers.
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Smith allowed four goals on 32 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Stars.
While wins have been hard to come by for Smith, he'd been on a roll over the last three games, giving up just five goals in total. He's not getting much offensive support either, as the 'Yotes haven't scored more than three goals for him since Oct. 15.
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Smith will get the start Tuesday against Dallas, according to Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona.
Smith will be starting his fourth straight for the Coyotes.
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Smith stopped all but one of the 33 shots he faced in Saturday's loss to the Islanders.
It was a great outing for Smith, but unfortunately the team's offense couldn't come through, as the Coyotes were outshot 33-19 and blanked by a 1-0 score. The good news is Smith has been playing great hockey as of late, posting an 2-1-0 record in his last three games and stopping 97 of 102 shots in that span. He's on track to play a whopping numbers of games this season and with the way he's been playing recently, more wins should be on the way.
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Smith will be between the pipes Saturday against the Islanders.
Coach Dave Tippett will go with Smith for both ends of the back-to-back, after he stopped 37 of 39 pucks in a win over Anaheim on Friday. Smith has started to find himself in the net, but his brutal start to the season continues to dampen his overall numbers (3.43 GAA, .889 save percentage).
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Smith stopped 37 of 39 shots before winning 3-2 in a shootout over the Ducks on Friday.
This is the Smith owners have been waiting for when they drafted him this year. It certainly didn't hurt that Ducks superstar Corey Perry (illness) sat out, but Smith still weathered a flurry of shots and earned his fourth win of the year. If he can put forth a few more stellar performances like this, his .889 save percentage and 3.43 GAA will improve in no time.
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Coach Dave Tippett said Smith would start Friday's game against the Ducks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
It sounds like Tippett is considering using Smith for both ends of the team's weekend back-to-back, but the coach will wait and see how the goalie performs against the Ducks before determining his status for Saturday's tilt with the Islanders. Smith ended a three-game losing streak with a splendid outing Tuesday against the Leafs, holding the opposition to two goals on 30 shots.
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Smith snapped his three-game losing skid by saving 28 of 30 in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Leafs.
To be fair, Smith hadn't played badly in two of the games of his losing streak, but his weak season numbers have been making every loss loom large. He'll likely be in goal again and trying to build some momentum Friday in a tough start against the first-place Ducks.