Smith 1st win since injury
IN FINE FORM
Mike Smith got his first win after sitting out three weeks with an injury in a 5-1 win Saturday night against the New York Islanders. It was his third game back after suffering a groin injury stretching cross crease in a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on December 20th. Mike came close to a victory Thursday night in a 1-0 OT loss against the LA Kings. He battled hard making 27 of 28 saves and was named the game's 2nd star. Last night Smitty made 31 stops and was awarded 2nd star honors again. The underdog but battling Coyotes stand two points out of a playoff spot surprising a lot of the pundits who figured they would be spending most of the season in or near last place.