Apr. 3, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) congratulates goalie Mike Smith (41) after the 2-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

NHL 1st and 3rd Star Of The Night

April 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) during the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks in game six of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Mike Smith-39 saves on 39 shots, 16 in the first period alone. Hit in the crease, defensemen go down with injuries all around him. Smitty just picked up the team for 50 minutes and said “I got this.” Dave Tippett said the hockey Gods smiled on this team.









OEL-1 PP goal. Over 26 minutes of ice time logged. Smooth and unshakeable skater. 3rd Star. GAME and SERIES winning goal over Chicago.

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