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3/12/16 Coyotes vs. Oilers

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Coyotes goalie Smith shuts out Oilers in return

Makes 44 saves in first game since Dec. 8; Nugent-Hopkins plays for Edmonton

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

EDMONTON -- Goaltender Mike Smith could not have scripted a better return to the Arizona Coyotes lineup. 

Smith made 44 saves in his first game since Dec. 8, and the Coyotes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 at Rexall Place on Saturday.

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Coyotes goalie Smith returns against Oilers

Edmonton center Nugent-Hopkins back after missing 23 games

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

COYOTES (29-32-7) at OILERS (27-36-7)

TV: 10 p.m. ET; SN, FS-A+, NHL.TV

EDMONTON -- Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith will make his first start since Dec. 8 against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Saturday.

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