Smaby, Matt

NHL Game Night 2/20: Lightning at Hurricanes

Yuck.

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Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 41 shots in the loss. The Lightning were outshot 41-13 in the contest. Mercy.

First Period
08:30 CAR Staal (27), (Samsonov, Ruutu)

Second Period
01:53 TB Prospal (14), (Halpern)
14:30 CAR Jokinen (7), (Brind'Amour)

Third Period
03:38 CAR Corvo (10), (Whitney, Samsonov)(PP)
04:17 CAR Corvo (11), (Whitney, Staal)(PP)

The Lightning's penalty kill has been abhorent as of late.

Ty Wishart had 3 hits in 15:52, his highest amount of ice time this season.

Steve Downie had 7 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 7:03.

Matt Smaby had 2 penalty minutes and was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 23:20. A rare hitless night for the Minneapolis Sledgehammer.

David Koci had 2 penalty minutes and 2 hits in 10:44.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 2/19: Devils at Lightning

Close, but no cigar.

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Karri Ramo allowed just 2 goals on 40 shots in regulation and overtime before surrendering goals to both shooters he faced for the shootout loss. One of his goals during regulation was pretty soft, but it's hard to complain about a .950 save percentage in the game. Unfortunately, the shootout has been really tough for Karri all season, and Patrik Elias absolutely de-jocked Ramo on the game winning shootout goal.

First Period

04:33 TB Malone (20), (St. Louis, Lecavalier)
12:55 TB Malone (21), (Lecavalier, Smaby)

Second Period
02:16 NJ Clarkson (11), (Zubrus)(PP)

Third Period
01:13 NJ Parise (35), (Zajac, Langenbrunner)(PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
NJ- Parise, Elias
TB- Lecavalier

The effort level tonight from the whole team was much higher than in the Chicago game, and the club actually outpaced New Jersey 41-40 in shots tonight. Steve Eminger played 30:04? Holy cow!

Ty Wishart had 1 blocked shot in 9:05. He's been pretty invisible on this recall. That's good in some ways and not so good in others.

Steve Downie had 1 hit in 8:42.

Matt Smaby had 1 assist, 7 penalty minutes, and was +1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 20:29. He's really coming into his own as an NHL player now.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 2/17: Blackhawks at Lightning

It's a shame that no one but the young kids showed up.

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Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 49 shots for the loss. The game could've be 8 or 9 to 3 without Ramo. The Lightning got outshot 19-3 in the first period and 15-7 in the third. That's just hanging your goaltender out to dry. The kid deserved better. He showed flashes of what he was prior to this season's disappointments.

First Period
11:53 CHI Keith (7), (Havlat, Seabrook)
12:58 TB Stamkos (8), (Melichar, Krajicek)

Second Period
10:28 TB Stamkos (9), (Prospal, Roberts)(PP)
11:38 TB Stamkos (10), (Eminger, Prospal)(PP)
19:12 CHI Toews (19), (Kane, Barker)(PP)

Third Period
01:46 CHI Kane (18), (Campbell, Toews)(PP)
12:46 CHI Bolland (13), (Havlat, Keith)
15:59 CHI Toews (20), (Brouwer, Kane)

The team completely laid down after Stamkos' hat trick. It was bizarre, and sickening. I give him a lot of credit for playing hard to the final horn to break up a potential empty net goal. I wish some of the veterans on the team showed that much pride.

Ty Wishart had 1 shot in 8:02.

Steve Downie had 17 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 6:28.

Matt Smaby was -1 with 6 hits and 4 blocked shots in 22:00, which was a high among the defensemen.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 2/14: Capitals at Lightning

At least Ramo got some work.

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Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 12 shots before being pulled after one period. Karri Ramo allowed 2 goals on 20 shots the rest of the way.

First Period
05:02 WSH Semin (21), (Backstrom)
13:21 WSH Ovechkin (38), (Semin, Backstrom)
19:20 WSHS Morrisonn (2), (Steckel, Gordon)

Second Period
05:33 WSH Green (22), (Semin)(PP)
09:30 TB Malone (19), (Lecavalier)

Third Period
13:31 WSH Fehr (8), (Fleischmann)

Two AHL goaltenders and both your best d-men on the shelf is not the way you want to face this Caps team. The Lightning actually had their chances to make a game of it, but Washington's stars finished their chances. The Lightning's did not.

Steve Downie was -1 with 1 shot, hits, and 1 blocked shot in 12:49.

Matt Smaby was -3 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 4 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 20:12.

David Koci had 2 shots in 8:43.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night 2/12: Maple Leafs at Lightning

Martin St. Louis practically beat Toronto by himself.

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Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the win.

First Period
10:58 TOR Stempniak (9), (unassisted)
12:30 TB Malone (17), (Krajicek, St. Louis)
13:24 TB Malone (18), (St. Louis, Smaby)
15:17 TB Recchi (12), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
16:43 TB St. Louis (20), (Recchi, McKenna)(PP)

Second Period
11:32 TOR Stempniak (10), (Kubina, Hagman)(PP)
12:46 TOR Hagman (17), (Grabovski, Finger)

Third Period
06:01 TB Stamkos (7), (Prospal, Eminger)(PP)
13:28 TB Lecavalier (25), (Melichar, Murphy)
17:47 TOR Kulemin (9), (Mayers, Frogren)

At the risk of inciting the wrath of the message boards, Steven Stamkos has really benefitted from Gary Roberts' return. He seems to have helped give Stamkos more jump and also a little more space.

Matt Smaby had an assist, 1 shot, 2 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 20:57.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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