Video: Mike Smith makes a goalie blunder, gives up the OT winner

Friday night was a rough one for some goalies around the NHL. First, Cory Schneider gave up an embarrassing goal to the Maple Leafs. Mike Smith then followed up with a similar embarrassing moment which led to the OT winner for the Ducks.

Like Schneider, Smith had all of the time in the world to make a decision with the puck. He was indecisive, standing with the puck on his stick and it led to a really, really easy winner for the Ducks in overtime.

Goalies are much better at handling the puck in the modern NHL, but sometimes they need to remember the golden rule – freeze it or get the puck out wherever you can.

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