Monday, February 22, 2016
Watch: Craig Smith Crashes and Burns then Lives Again in Predators Win over Montreal
Nashville winger Craig Smith felt so much shame after finding the strangest, saddest of ways to not bury this puck into the open net during OT of the Predators 2-1 shootout win over the Habs on Monday night that he let that fuel shame him into powering up his pride in the shootout. Suddenly, moments after being the potential goat for "double-hitting" this loose puck and then getting crosschecked onto his keister by Tomas Plekanec (see video above), Smith was alive and on fire, steaming into the Canadiens zone with a chance to earn an extra point for his team. He slowed, he deked, shifted the shoulders, faked and SCORED! (see video below) Quite the redemption song for Smith, and yet another heartbreaker for the Habs.