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Mike Smith is saving everything, but can he save the Coyotes?

A non-local news station was at the Coyotes game Tuesday
night, looking to do a story about the team’s ownership
situation and the chances of relocation in the near

Unfortunately for them (and their presumed angle), the
only place the Coyotes moved was farther up the Western
Conference Standings, as Phoenix beat the Columbus Blue
Jackets 2-0 and all but solidified its hold on a playoff

You can thank Mike Smith.

The Coyotes’ goalie notched his 8th shutout of the
season while making an NHL regular season record 54 saves
in a shutout, all while winning his 36th game of the

Smith has not allowed a goal in 219 minutes and 59
seconds, putting together his best stretch of the season
when the team needed him most.

“As an athlete I think we want to contribute and help the
team win in times like this in the season,” Smith said
after the game. “I wouldn’t think it’s any different for
anyone else other than just me.

“It’s an important time of year to play well, and I’m just
fortunate that I’m doing it at this time in the season.
It’s exciting and fun to be a part of games like this.”