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Position
C
 
Jersey
15
Name  Craig Smith
Born  9/5/1989
Height  6-1
Weight  202
Shoots  R
4/17/2015 12:31:00 AM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith had a pair of goals and an assist in the, 6-2, victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Smith scored to give Nashville the lead for good, 3-2, towards the end of the second period. It appear as if the game would be a nailbiter until the end, but Nashville unleashed three goals in the final eight minutes to win, 6-2.
 
3/15/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith scored a power-play goal as the Predators came back to defeate the Kings, 2-1, on Saturday.
Insight: Smith scored on the man advantage to tie the score at one about six and a half minutes into the third period. About a minute later, Viktor Stalberg scored the game-winner for Nashville. Smith has 22 goals and 18 assists with a plus-11 rating in 70 games this season.
 
2/17/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith scored a pair of goals as Nashville routed San Jose, 5-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Smith scored with about four minutes remaining in the first period and then added a power-play goal in the first minute of the second period. Smith has 17 goals and 14 assists in 57 games this season.
 
1/27/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith netted the overtime winner Tuesday versus Colorado.
Insight: It was his 14th goal of the season, and Smith now has 26 points through 46 games. He is worthy of a roster spot, but does not need to be in the starting lineup every night.
 
1/13/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith scored twice during Tuesday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating on the night. Smith is a decent fantasy option, with 14 goals and 24 points through 42 games.
 
12/22/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith scored twice against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Smith scored two even-strength goals with the first coming in the second period and the second coming in the final period. Nashville routed Columbus, 5-1. Smith has 10 goals and nine assists this season.
 
12/21/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith recorded two points during Saturday's winagainst Minnesota.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with seven shots and a plus-two rating. Smith now has eight goals and 17 points through 31 games. He is not a great option.
 
11/26/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith had a goal and an assist in the victory against the Kings on Tuesday.
Insight: Smith has been a surprise with seven goals and six assists through 21 games this season. He is also plus-five.
 
10/15/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Predators forward Craig Smith had two assists on Tuesday against the Flames.
Insight: Smith finished plus-two on the day with two penalty minutes and five shots on goal. Nashville, however, came back to tie the game and won in a shootout.
 
10/2/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Nashville forward Craig Smith put up career-best numbers last season and could continue to improve in 2014-15.
Insight: Smith should see plenty of ice time on the second line with Olli Jokinen and Gabriel Bourque and also on the power play where his speed is particularly useful with more open ice.
 
Hot4/13/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Nashville forward Craig Smith torched the Wild for four points (2 G, 2 A) Sunday night.
Insight: Smith had eight points in his last four games to finish with a career-high 52 points (24 G, 28 A) and 215 SOG in 79 games.
 
3/11/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Nashville forward Craig Smith scored his 20th goal of the season Tuesday against Buffalo.
Insight: Smith has a career-high 39 points to go with 172 SOG and a +9 in 63 games, making him a solid low-end fantasy option.
 
2/6/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Craig Smith provided both Nashville goals Thursday in a loss to Minnesota.
Insight: Smith seems to be trending in the right direction. He's notched a point in four of his last five contests with a +4 rating during that span. Smith needs one more point to eclipse his career-high.
 
12/12/2013 12:21:00 PM
Description: Predators center Craig Smith is questionable for Thursday's game against Dallas while suffering flu-like symptoms.
Insight: He has six goals, 15 points and 73 SOG in 29 games this season. He already has exceeded last season's point total playing primarily with Matt Cullen and Nick Spaling.
 
11/21/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Predators center Craig Smith has recorded three points in two of the last three games.
Insight: He had two goals, one assist and four SOG Thursday at Toronto two games after scoring a goal and picking up two assists against Chicago. He has six goals, 14 points and 60 SOG in 22 games this season. He already has exceeded last season's point total in 22 less games.