Sports: Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith named NHL star for the week - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Sports Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith named NHL star for the week

10:30  05 november  2019
10:30  05 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Oilers’ Smith, Koskinen begin to answer goalie questions with strong play

  Oilers’ Smith, Koskinen begin to answer goalie questions with strong play Suddenly, the biggest question mark surrounding the Calgary Flames is beginning to be answered. And it’s all thanks to Mike Smith and Mikko Koskinen. The post Backlund, Talbot propel Flames to victory over Ducks appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.WINNIPEG — The only way the Edmonton Oilers were ever going to become more than the Connor McDavid travelling side show was to figure out how to keep the puck out of their own net. That point was driven home with a sledgehammer last season, when McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all had career seasons, yet the Oilers were never a legitimate playoff threat after about mid-February.

This morning, the NHL released their three stars of the week and Edmonton Oilers goaltender, Mike Smith , slid So far this season, the 37-year-old native of Kingston, Ontario, has played in nine games for the Oilers (5-3-1), and ranks fifth in the NHL with a 2.12 GAA and seventh with a .931 save%.

RELEASE: Draisaitl named NHL 's Third Star for October. edmontonoilers .com is the official Web site of the Edmonton Oilers . Edmonton Oilers is a trademark of Edmonton Oilers Hockey Corp. NHL , the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are

a hockey game in the snow: Edmonton Oilers' Mike Smith, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.© AP Photo/Jay LaPrete Edmonton Oilers' Mike Smith, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith has been named one of the NHL stars of the week after his performance resulted in a pair of wins in three starts.

Last week, Smith stopped 74 of 76 shots and compiled a 2-0-0 record, 0.98 goals-against average and .974 save percentage.

On Oct. 30, Smith stopped 23 shots in the Oilers 4-1 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets, before making 51 saves in the 2-1 overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 2.

Take it away, Laine

  Take it away, Laine Known for his scoring touch, the Jets winger’s defensive game has taken major strides this year.It’s not an uncommon sight for Jets fans to see Laine score goals, as the young winger has 113 career regular season goals to go along with eight playoff goals and another eight shootout goals as he begins his fourth season.

The Edmonton Oilers have officially signed Goalie Mike Smith to a 1 year, 2 million dollar contract. This now leaves a couple big question marks for the

Pettersson leads 3 Stars of the Week . Canucks center, Capitals forward Vrana, Oilers goalie Smith earn honors. by NHL Public Relations Elias Pettersson, Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith have been named the NHL 's "Three Stars " for the

READ MORE: Smith saves, Draisaitl scores as Edmonton Oilers steal one from Penguins

That game was Smith's third career 50-save career performance.

The 37-year-old has played in nine games this season and ranks fifth in the NHL with a 2.12 goals-against average and seventh with a .931 save percentage to go along with a 5-3-1 record.

Smith was named the league's third star for the week. The second star went to Jakub Vrana with the Washington Capitals and the Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson was named the week's first star.

READ MORE: Dramatic wins big part of Edmonton Oilers early season success

The Oilers are back home Monday night as they host the Arizona Coyotes. Puck drops at 7 p.m. and 630 CHED coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Face Off Show live from Studio 99 inside Rogers Place.

McDavid, Draisaitl combine for 11 points in Oilers' win over Avalanche .
McDavid, Draisaitl combine for 11 points in Oilers' win over AvalancheRyan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers (13-6-2), who have won three of their last four games.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!