5 years ago

Despite earning a shutout on Saturday, Mike Smith still isn't feeling perfectly comfortable in goal.

Smith stopped all 17 shots he faced against the Stars, but acknowledges he's still working himself out of his early-season funk. "A shutout is nice," Smith said. "To win a game is the biggest confidence builder, just to feel good in there and feel like pucks are hitting you and you're in the right position. Even though it's a shutout, I didn't feel like I have before so there's still some work to be done. Saying that, it's obviously a big step in the right direction." Smith's struggles present a nice buy-low opportunity.