• Domingue Signs One-Year Deal With Coyotes

    News: Louis Domingue signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Saturday.
    Analysis: With the Coyotes adding Anders Lindback to presumably serve as the backup to starter Mike Smith next season, it initially seemed as though there was little doubt Louis Domingue would be playing overseas in 2015-16 rather than spending another year in the minors. Now that he has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the club, it appears as though the 23-year-old netminder has had a change of heart. He will return to his role as AHL Portland's starting goaltender this season, where he went 11-6-0 with a 2.68 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 20 games with the team last season.
  • Coyotes' Domingue Bound For Europe In 2015-16

    News: Louis Domingue will head to Europe for the 2015-16 season after opting not to sign his two-way qualifying offer with the Coyotes, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
    Analysis: With the Coyotes adding Anders Lindback to presumably serve as the backup to starter Mike Smith next season, Louis Domingue determined that playing overseas would be preferable to spending another year in the minors. The Coyotes will still retain his rights for the next four years, and with Lindback set to become a free agent next summer, it's quite possible that Domingue will be brought back in as one of Arizona's two goalies in 2016-17. The 23-year-old fared reasonably well in limited duty with the parent club last season, going 1-2-1 with a 2.73 GAA and .911 save percentage over seven appearances.
  • Coyotes' Domingue Reassigned To AHL

    News: Louis Domingue was reassigned to AHL Portland on Monday.
    Analysis: Louis Domingue and a few other players were optioned to Portland on Monday now that the Coyotes' season has come to an end. The goalie has a good chance to man the net during his current stint in Portland but will end his NHL rookie campaign after seven total appearances, finishing with a .911 save percentage and a 2.73 GAA.
  • Coyotes' Domingue Allows One Goal In Relief

    News: Louis Domingue stopped seven of the eight shots he faced in relief of Mike Smith on Thursday in a 5-0 loss to the Canucks.
    Analysis: Louis Domingue has struggled a bit in his brief exposure at the NHL level this year posting a .911 save percentage and 2.73 goals against in seven games. Even with the Coyotes rebuilding, Mike Smith will probably be the team's starter, so Domingue will have more time to develop either as Smith's backup or back in the AHL in 2015-16.
  • Yotes' Domingue Makes 34 Saves In Loss

    News: Louis Domingue stopped 34 of 37 shots but it wasn't enough as the Coyotes fell 3-1 to San Jose on Friday.
    Analysis: Louis Domingue was making his fourth start of his career as veteran Mike Smith is tabbed for Saturday's tilt with the same Sharks team. He played well, but ultimately didn't receive enough goal support and failed to earn his second career win. It's unclear at this point whether Domingue will get the nod in any of Arizona's three remaining games after Saturday.
  • Coyotes Go With Domingue On Friday

    News: Louis Domingue will receive the start in goal Friday against the Sharks.
    Analysis: Regular netminder Mike Smith will return to the crease when the Coyotes and Sharks meet up in Arizona for the second half of a back-to-back Saturday. Louis Domingue has played competently in five games with a 1-1-1 record, 2.64 GAA, and .912 save percentage, but it's difficult to roll him with much confidence given the weak supporting cast that surrounds him.
  • Coyotes' Domingue Could Start This Weekend

    News: Louis Domingue could start one of the games in an upcoming back-to-back against the Sharks on Friday and Saturday, The Arizona Republic reports.
    Analysis: While the Coyotes have yet to name a starter for either game, Louis Domingue and Mike Smith will likely split up the two contests. The rookie is 1-1-1 through three starts this season, with a 2.65 GAA and .912 save percentage.
  • 'Yotes Turn To Domingue On Thursday

    News: Louis Domingue will be in the crease for Thursday's game against the Avalanche.
    Analysis: Since Devan Dubnyk was traded to Minnesota in January, Mike Smith has been forced to bear the brunt of the workload in goal, but he'll get a rest Thursday while Louis Domingue steps in. Despite his limited experience, Domingue has performed admirably over his four NHL appearances this season, going 1-0-1 with a 2.14 GAA and .929 save percentage. Even so, that sample is too small to project continued excellence from the 23-year-old, especially while he plays with a squad that's woefully short on high-end talent. With opposing netminder Semyon Varlamov on fire right now, Domingue will stand little chance of stealing a win Thursday.
  • Coyotes' Domingue Ineffective In Loss

    News: Louis Domingue gave up four goals on 28 shots Thursday in a 5-2 loss to Colorado.
    Analysis: Hey, at least that fifth one went into an empty net. This marks the first regulation loss in five appearances (four starts) for Louis Domingue, who'd been surprisingly effective in his occasional action as Mike Smith's backup. But with his mediocre-at-best AHL numbers, the 23-year-old doesn't look like he's truly ready for prime time. If he wants to be the Coyotes' goalie of the future, we'll need to see more.
  • Yotes' Domingue Makes 38 Saves In Losing Effort

    News: Louis Domingue put up a good fight against Nashville on Monday -- stopping 38 of 40 shots -- but it wasn't enough as the Coyotes fell 2-1 in overtime.
    Analysis: Louis Domingue was a force against one of the league's top teams in his second career start, and would have had a crack at taking on Pekka Rinne in the shootout if not for James Neal's overtime winner midway through the extra frame. With the Coyotes light years out of a playoff spot, the team could elect to roll with Domingue again here in the near future to see what they've got in the 2010 fifth-round pick, although it'd be tough to recommend a spot start given the anemic offense in front of him.