Look, when Andrei Vasilevskiy went down with a broken foot, most people would have expected a bit of a downturn in the crease.
Underestimating Louie Domingue? Guilty as charged.
Dominique’s save percentage won’t woo the masses, but he’s made enough key saves enough times in between the pipes for the Lightning that he’s won four of six starts since Vasilevskiy went down on Nov. 10.
That’s all he’s really been asked to do given the rate the Lightning put pucks past opposition goalies.
Domingue was stellar in Friday’s 4-2 win for the Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks on NBCSN, stopping 30-of-32 for his seventh win of the season.
Tampa had three goals in the first 10:05 of the opening frame on Friday against Chicago, helped on each one of them by an assist from Nikita Kucherov.
Point finished with a goal and an assist in the game and is now on 28 points, two back of Kucherov for the team lead.
Point would have eclipsed Kucherov if not for the latter’s continued dominance on the scoresheet. No. 86’s white-hot run extended with his hat trick of apples. He now has two goals and 10 helpers in a five-game point streak.
Callahan’s goal was especially filthy, as you can see here:
He’s now up to 20 points in 23 games so far and is one pace to hit the 60-point mark for the first time in four years.