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Numbers by the Nation: Mike Smith or Mikko Koskinen (VIDEO)

When it comes to the Edmonton Oilers playoff run that’s set to kick off next week, we have yet to find out who Dave Tippett will be starting in net for game one. Will he go with the more experienced goaltender in Mike Smith or will he tap Mikko Koskinen who was the more consistent of the two netminders.

With more than four months gone by since either Smith or Koskinen has played a competitive hockey game, Dave Tippett will have an interesting decision to make when it comes to his goaltenders. While he’s said that he expects both players to play during the postseason we have yet to hear which direction he is leaning for August 1st. We broke down the numbers between Smith and Koskinen to try and get a better idea of who might get the call for the opener against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Watch the video below:

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KOSKINEN’S SEASON

SEASON GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
2019-20 38 34 18 13 3 1,175 97 2.75 .917 1 2,117
NHL CAREER 97 89 45 35 9 2,844 258 2.91 .909 5 5,317

SMITH’S SEASON

SEASON GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
2019-2020 39 37 19 12 6 1,087 106 2.95 .902 1 2,157
NHL CAREER 610 588 262 248 74 17,794 1,575 2.71 .911 39 34,834