Mike Smith: BRILLIANT!
Mike Smith had a game for the ages Monday night stopping all 39 shots he faced catapulting his Coyotes into the second round for the first time in the franchise's history. "Smitty" held Chicago off the score sheet with a brilliant first period that saw the 'Yotes outshot 16 to 2. Phoenix broke open the scoring in the second frame even with the shots a lopsided 28 to 8 two thirds through the game. Finally the flood gates opened in the third as the Coyotes scored 3 more times to prevail 4-0 despite being outshot 39 to 20 for the match.
Phoenix moves on to face Nashville in the second round. To read more click here