Tkachuk, Smith lift Flames over Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1

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    The buzz in the crowd started when Mike Smith came up big with some slick saves during the second period. The chants of "Smitty! Smitty! Smitty!" continued throughout the rest of the game -- until the veteran goaltender and the Calgary Flames finished off an impressive playoff victory.

    "I haven't quite heard anything like that before in my career," Smith said. "It gives you some confidence when you hear your name getting chanted."

    Now is as good a time as any for Smith, who made 26 saves for his first playoff shutout in nearly seven years as the Flames blanked the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

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