NEW YORK — GoalieHe was the hero He won Game 1 and stopped all 17 shots that he faced after entering during the second overtime. In Game 2 on Thursday night, there was no ending to the story — only a 5-2 defeat to the opposition To even their Eastern Conference opening round series series at 1-1
Domingue allowed five goals on 40 shots. He was forced to make the playoffs after sustaining injuries to his regular-season starting goalie.(broken foot) Domingue, the team's Game 1 starting pitcher who Domingue replaced in double overtime after DeSmith was injured in the lower body.
Mike Sullivan, the Penguins' coach, was quick to back Domingue after the game. Domingue is a 30-year-old NHL Journeyman.
Louis was solid. He made some great saves. He gives us a chance. He's there to compete,” stated Sullivan.
Domingue surrendered the game's first goal at 6.50 of the first half to Rangers forwardHe was able to get a slot on a single-timer. He surrendered deflection goals by In the second period. Domingue's fourth goal for the Rangers was Domingue’s worst of the night. deflected a shot from Penguins defenseman Domingue. The scoring was completed with a shot on the wing that beat Domingue, after Vatrano went through a Matheson check.
Captain of Penguins said, “The fourth one was a poor bounce, a few tips there.”. “I thought that he was solid. He saved us a lot of money, especially when we had a goal difference of just one or two goals.
DefensemanDomingue was praised for his effort after the match.
“Especially in the second period. Pettersson said that he kept it close for us, with 17 shots from the Rangers in the middle frame.
On Saturday night in Pittsburgh, the Penguins will face off against the Rangers. There is a possibility that Domingue could return to the Rangers' starting goalie position. DeSmith is still recovering from a lower-body injury. Jarry has not yet resumed skating. Pittsburgh also lost a defensemanSullivan stated that Sullivan is currently out of Game 2 with a lower-body injury.
“We can find many positives in life.” [from Game 2]. We were good tonight at 5-on-5, and I think we did a decent job. The only area we need to improve is on special team, on both side,” stated Sullivan. The Rangers were 1-for-4 with the power play, while they were 0-for-2 for the Penguins.
Crosby stated that Game 3's key to success will be a stronger start. The Rangers scored their first goal of the game before the 10 minute mark in the first period. This was Crosby's second consecutive win.
“It's playoffs. There will be swings of momentum. But I think that both games have seen improvements over time. He said that we just need to find a way out to get out of the gates a little better.”