Domingue made 26 saves in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Canucks. Domingue was handed a 4-1 lead through two periods and was able to make that advantage hold up against the league's second-worst offense despite getting outshot 14-5 in the final frame. His season stats leave much to be desired, but the 25-year-old netminder has been much better of late, posting a 6-1-0 record and .923 save percentage over his past eight appearances. Domingue's recent surge has likely made the idea of losing Mike Smith in the expansion draft this coming offseason more palatable to Arizona management.
Domingue will be between the posts for Thursday night's home game against the Canucks. Considering how bad the defense in front of him has been, Domingue has actually performed very solidly down the stretch -- over his last five starts, he's posted a 4-1-0 record to go with a .943 save percentage while facing an astounding 209 shots. The 25-year-old will look to keep it up against a Vancouver squad that's averaging 2.21 goals per game on the road.
Domingue allowed three goals on 48 shots in Friday's 6-3 victory against the Capitals. Domingue was impressive in the month of March, rolling up four wins in five starts while allowing three or fewer goals in each of the outings. With All-Star Mike Smith struggling, it is possible Domingue might split the remaining regular-season starts. He is worth a roll of the dice in DFS if the matchup is favorable.
Domingue will start Friday's game against the Capitals, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports. Domingue will be backed up by Mike Smith, who the report notes is feeling ill, but evidently well enough to suit up in a reserve capacity. Domingue is thus charged Friday with the daunting task of trying to contain the Capitals, who top the NHL standings and have won six straight games. On the flip side, the Coyotes have dropped four in a row and are 29th in the league, with 63 points.
Domingue stopped 40 of 42 shots, but it wasn't enough in a 3-1 loss to the visiting Blues on Wednesday. The third goal was of the empty-net variety, further skewing just how close the Quebec native kept this game. Now 9-15-1 with an unsightly 3.08 GAA and more respectable .906 save percentage, it'd probably be best to avoid Domingue over the season's remaining games if possible -- even with Wednesday's solid showing.
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