|Smith in September 2015 |
By Lisa Gansky from New York, NY, USA (IMG_3807)
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A new goalie was in the net tonight for the Colorado Avalanche. 27-year-old Jeremy Smith made his NHL debut with the Avs in New Jersey against the Devils, stopping 37 out of 40 shots in the Avs' 3-2 loss.
Smith's professional hockey résumé includes 43 games in the ECHL and 265 in the American Hockey League, and he earned high praise from Avalanche coach Jared Bednar for his solid performance tonight.
Despite Smith's performance, Colorado's free fall continues as their record drops to 15-37-2. The team has lost four straight, and this road trip concludes with games at Buffalo on Thursday and Carolina on Friday.