Mike Smith Shuts Out Hawks
Standard Spin: Mike Smith was not expected to accomplish much going into the year, but look at him now. Saturday night he blanked the Blackhawks for his 3rd shutout of the season. And, he's putting up significant totals in a number of categories: 10th in GP (44), 7th in Wins (23) and 8th in SV% (.925). If Smith continues his strong play, the Coyotes look poised to qualify for the post-season once again. Bryzgalov who..?
Other game notes: Ray Emery got the start for the Hawks, but failed to get his first win since Jan. 20th. He's lost his last 3 straight. (2/12/12)