Mike Smith’s return isn’t going well (Update)


After missing 13 games with a groin injury, Flames goalie Mike Smith made his return to the lineup on Sunday night. Unfortunately for Smith, his first period back hasn’t gone very well.

The Flames found themselves down 3-1 heading into the first intermission and 4-1 early in the second frame.

The Islanders opened the game by scoring twice in the first 2:32 of the game. The goals were scored just 18 seconds apart.

The veteran allowed the Islanders to find the back of the net four times on just 12 shots. Yeah, that’s rough:

This is a huge game for the Calgary, as they’re currently two points behind the Colorado Avalanche for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.


The Flames ended up losing the game. Smith stopped 22 of 26 shots in the loss.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.

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