Twitter holds its breath after Mike Smith's injury

Twitter holds its breath after Mike Smith's injury

They may have come away with a big two points against the New York Islanders on Sunday night, but the Calgary Flames‘ loss between the pipes was much, much bigger.

Flames No. 1 goaltender – and potential MVP – Mike Smith went down awkwardly with 1.1 seconds left in the third period after trying to make a save. Smith rolled onto his back, clearly in pain, and left the game.

Despite Calgary not providing any update on his status postgame, Twitter exploded with an outpouring of concern and support for the Flames’ starting netminder.

Given Smith’s history of groin injuries and his importance to the team’s success, hockey fans in Calgary are more than a little bit nervous about Smith’s well-being:

Injuries to starting goalies are never good, at any time of the season.

But considering the approaching trade deadline and that Calgary lost AHL goalie Tyler Parsons to injury Sunday as well, things are going from bad to worse for a Flames team fighting for its playoff life.

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