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Whalers career highlights
Al Smith
Al Smith
Al Smith Whalers Career Highlights
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DATE HIGHLIGHT
11/29/1972 Al Smith makes the save on the 1st penalty shot vs the Whalers taken by Ron Ward of New York. 
1/6/1973 Al Smith represents the Whalers in the '73 WHA All-Star game in Quebec. 
10/25/1973 Al Smith makes the save on the 2nd penalty shot vs the Whalers taken by Andre Lacroix of New York. 
11/22/1973 Al Smith makes the save on the 3rd penalty shot vs the Whalers taken by Wayne Connelly of Minnesota. 
1/3/1974 Al Smith is selected for but does not play in the '74 WHA All-Star game in St. Paul. 
4/1/1974 Al Smith makes the save on the 4th penalty shot vs the Whalers taken by Frank Hughes of Houston. 
11/8/1974 Al Smith registers a shutout vs San Diego. 
1/4/1975 Al Smith is scored against on the 5th (and only successful WHA) penalty shot vs the Whalers taken by Danny Lawson of Vancouver. 
1/11/1975 Whalers play 1st game at Hartford Civic Center, a 4-3 overtime win vs San Diego. Don Blackburn scores the Whalers 1st goal, Garry Swain scores the game winning goal in OT, and goalie Al Smith records the win. 
1/21/1975 Al Smith represents the Whalers in the '75 WHA All-Star game in Edmonton. 
10/12/1977 Al Smith opens the regular season with his 8th career Whalers shutout vs Houston. 
1/17/1978 Al Smith represents the Whalers in the '78 WHA All-Star game in Quebec. 
1/28/1978 Al Smith records his 9th career WHA shutout vs Houston. 
12/29/1978 Al Smith records his 10th career WHA shutout vs Birmingham. 
2/21/1979 Al Smith makes the save on the 6th (and final WHA) penalty shot vs the Whalers taken by Steve West of Winnipeg. 
11/17/1979 Al Smith records the Whalers 1st NHL shutout (11th Whalers, 5th NHL) with 23 saves vs Edmonton. 
1/7/1980 Al Smith makes the save on the 1st NHL penalty shot against the Whalers (7th franchise) taken by Claude Larose of the New York Rangers. 
2/29/1980 Al Smith sets the Whalers (Franchise) record for fewest saves recording a shutout (12th Whalers, 6th NHL) with 14 vs St. Louis.