Louis Domingue, the overtime hero, gets Game 2 in net for Pittsburgh Penguins

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Louis DomingueAfter entering in the second overtime, he made 17 saves and will begin Game 2 against the New York RangersThursday night

Mike Sullivan, Coach, stated that Game 1 was the starter Casey DeSmithDay-to-day with a lower-body injury. Goalie Alex D'Orio was recalled from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as the backup.

When asked whether an injured regular-season player is a starter, Tristan JarrySullivan suggested that DeSmith or Jarry could be available for Game 3. However, the Penguins don't seem to be thinking too far ahead. Jarry broke his foot during the regular season and has not returned to skating. Jarry, who was a Penguins' player in 56 games, has not played since April 14.

After DeSmith was unable to keep the puck on the ice, Domingue took the lead in Game 1. The 30-year-old veteran made 17 saves during the second and third overtimes. Evgeni MalkinThe Penguins took a 1-0 lead in the series with's goal at 5:58 in the third overtime.

Domingue is making his eighth NHL season and this will be his first playoff start. He's been in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for 35 minutes, counting Game 1.

“He's confident. He's a bit cocky. Sullivan stated that he believes this is a good thing for him. “It's so important to be a goalie. He believes in his sport. “I believe it's contagious among our group.”

Defenseman Mike MathesonDeSmith said Domingue prefers to play the puck over DeSmith. “I believe that it's a big advantage. He is very good at it, which can help to take the pressure off of defensemen,” he stated.

Forward Rickard RakellAfter being hit by a Rangers defenseman, he was unable to play in Game 2. He is now day-today and out of action for Game 2. Ryan LindgrenThe first period of Game 1 was roughing. It was originally a major penalty. However, it was reduced to a minor penalty in the second period of Game 1.

Forward thinking is possible in the interim Jason ZuckerCould be back in the lineup. Sullivan stated that it was a game-time call, but Zucker skated in an optional skate for the Penguins on Thursday morning. His last game was April 26.

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