|2014-15 Regular Season|
Smith is hoping to avoid becoming the ninth goalie in NHL history to suffer 40 regulation losses.
Smith made 32 saves in his 39th regulation defeat - the most in the NHL since Marc Denis had 41 for lowly Columbus in 2002-03. Only eight goalies have suffered 40 regulation losses and Smith's 'Yotes have five games left in his pursuit of avoiding that dubious distinction.
Smith made 33 saves Tuesday for his second victory in 17 starts. His 37 regulation defeats are the most in the NHL since Marc Denis had 41 for lowly Columbus in 2002-03.
Smith stopped 30 shots and became the first goalie to lose 36 in regulation since 2003-04 when Marc Denis of lowly Columbus accomplished the lowlight.
Smith made 34 saves as his defensemen failed to come to play yet again. No goalie has lost more in regulation in a single season since 2003-04 when Marc Denis of lowly Columbus had 36.
Smith made 25 saves in his 34th regulation defeat - the most in the NHL since the Oilers' Dwayne Roloson had that many in 2006-07.
Smith dropped nine straight starts before coming through with a win in a shootout, though there were doubtfully any fantasy owners left who benefited since any sensible ones long ago got rid of him.
Smith has been outstanding in February, going 2-1-1 with a 1.45 goals-against average in four starts.
A loss of any kind to Carolina probably doesn't sit well, but Smith has shown some promise with a 0.96 goals-against average and .972 save percentage in his last two games.
Smith allowed five goals and was pulled in the third period of a loss to Ottawa. He is an abysmal 8-21-4 with a 3.49 goals-against average this season.