Major weirdness in the closing seconds of overtime in what would turn out a 3-2 shootout win for the Coyotes in Chicago, as the Blackhawks had two sterling chances—one of which I'm still not convinced wasn't in—get waved off, one of them even surviving a video review.
Black Monday has claimed its second victim in Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith. The announcement will be made official at a press conference later today, but everyone is reporting that Smith, who led the Falcons to five straight winning seasons before finishing 6-10 this season and 4-12 the season before, is done.
It couldn't have felt very good, watching his Falcons get pummeled by the Vikings yesterday, but head coach Mike Smith had to feel some satisfaction from his nose-picking performance. Watch him dig all the way up in there:
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith handed the Buffalo Sabres an overtime win tonight when he carried the puck into his own goal. He didn't know he was doing it at the time, because the puck was in his pants.
With 0.1 seconds left on the clock in Saturday's Coyotes-Red Wings game, Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith scored his first career goal after flinging the puck into Detroit's empty net. Whether or not Smith was actually aiming for the net, he doesn't have to admit it to anyone now.
Late in the first overtime, LA's Dustin Brown took down Phoenix's Michal Roszival at the blue line. Roszival was hurt; the Coyotes were angry; there was no penalty called. Twelve seconds later, Dustin Penner scored. Game, series, conference.
Chicago winger Andrew Shaw drew a five-minute charging penalty and game misconduct after this incident in the second period of tonight's Game Two matchup between the Blackhawks and Coyotes in Phoenix in which Shaw dropped Mike Smith with a shot to the head.
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The cat-and-mouse game of defensive scheming decided both playoff matches yesterday, but in different ways. In Denver, the Steelers stacked the box, daring Tim Tebow to throw. He did. But at the Meadowlands, on a pair of fourth down conversions, the Falcons telegraphed a pair of sneaks up the middle, daring the Giants…