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Video: Coyotes lose to Rangers in OT, goalie Mike Smith leaves game with injury

Mar 24, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

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The Phoenix Coyotes didn’t get the win in New York, but when it comes to the bigger picture, things might be worse.

Coyotes’ goalie Mike Smith left Monday’s game against the New York Rangers with an apparent lower-body injury, suffered with less than eight minutes remaining in the third period.


With 7:34 remaining in regulation and the Coyotes leading 3-2, Smith favored his left leg and was in obvious discomfort after forward Derick Brassard fell on top of him following a scramble in front of the net.

He did not return. Thomas Greiss was forced to come into the game. The Rangers then proceeded to score the tying goal off the stick of Dan Girardi to send the game in overtime, where Ryan McDonagh scored the winner for New York. The Coyotes get the single point in a 4-3 loss.

However, the potential loss of their starting goalie could be huge, considering the Coyotes are in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race, sitting in the second Wild Card spot.

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  1. bleedrangerblue - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Great win Rangers!!

  2. jeffr85392 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Here’s hoping Smitty’s injury isn’t as bad as it looked.

    • lordfletcher - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:30 PM

      I am hoping for his health that he will be fine but the Wild fan in me needs him to sit a few weeks out.

      but in all seriousness, I hope he is back at it ASAP as you hate to see anyone (well almost anyone) go out with an injury.

      • moarjam - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

        It looked bad. I hope he’s OK. The game probably ends differently if he doesn’t get hurt.

  3. 7mantel - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Big win for NYR ! Next is Philly wed !

    • stakex - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      That’s going to be a very wild game I think……can’t wait.

      • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:38 AM

        Who’s the tool that downvoted this? It IS going to be a wild game. I can’t wait to watch it.

  4. bigbadbruins77 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

    that sucks he’s a great goalie

  5. dsonashville28 - Mar 25, 2014 at 3:40 AM

    I hate to go here, but if he’s really injured it’s karmic payback for his numerous dives over the years resulting in undeserved penalties to the opposing team. Hopefully he’ll learn to leave the theatrics for the theater.

    • valoisvipers - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      dsonashville28 You are right, you should not have gone there.Pay back Karma crap.. he got injured just as any one in the game gets injured. What kind of Karma was the Stamkos injury pay back for?

    • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      have you ever noticed that sentances that start with “i hate to go there,” or “not to be a douchebag, but,” always preface someone doing exactly that? If you know that what you’re about to say is going to cause ire, why do it? Not to be an asshole, but stop being a dick.

      Yes. I did that to be ironic.

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