Stefan's missed empty-netter resulted in the tying goal for the other team.
Sorry, should have made it clearer. As the others pointed out, I was trying to say that the actual miss itself by Smith was worse than the one by Stefan. The Stefan miss definately had worse consequences (although the Stars still won that game) but Smith should hang his head for such a horrible **** up. Hopefully after the next Predators practice, instead of trying shootout moves, Trotz lines the players up at centre ice and they skate in on net one at a time and try and shoot the puck out of play from closer to the net than Smith was
On a side note, is it just me or has anyone else noticed the explosion of Smiths around the league of late? Since Jason Smith retired, there seems to have been some sort of Smith family memo that someone needs to make it to the NHL and a bunch of them answered the call. Zack, Brendan and Craig all currently in the NHL, Ben may have been if he hadn't got injured in pre-season, there are a couple more Smith prospects, a young Smith in the AHL (who played a few games in the NHL) and a few other Smiths that no longer play in the NHL as they went to Europe to play. Before this season, the name Smith never really stood out in the NHL to me (like Staal or Sutter does) but this season they seem to be everywhere. Does anyone know if any of them are related?
Heh, Edmonton also has about 4 "Everyday" defensemen out, though the quality of the players missing (Sutton, Barker, Whitney, Corey Potter) and players left on defense for them isn't near what the Habs have.
"We" are pretty lucky that Diaz and Emelin decided to sign with the Habs this summer. Rotten luck for both teams' defensemen.