Domingue was sharp and has now put together three strong games in his last four outings, slowly remedying his rough start.
The View From The 200 Level
The Brad Richardson injury was a major blow to the Arizona Coyotes.
Not only was Richardson having a strong season, but it came as the Coyotes had just taken a 2-0 lead over the Canucks.
The team completely fell apart afterward, and one could argue perhaps understandably so.
Now the drama surrounding Dylan Strome will intensify with a spot in the lineup (likely) permanently open for the duration of the season.
That is if Dave Tippett doesn’t blame Strome for the Hutton penalty shot and goal in overtime.
He shouldn’t, because that goal is on the head coach.
Tipp felt like Strome should get a chance in the 3-on-3, but he didn’t trust him defensively. So he decided to put Shane Doan out with #20 to cover his backside, so to speak, as well as Alex Goligoski’s.
The issue there is that neither Strome nor Doan are fleet of foot. One isn’t a great skater and the other is old and showing it this season.
All it would take is a bad bounce or turnover to give the Canucks a breakaway opportunity and that’s exactly what happened.
That goal isn’t on the players on the ice, it’s on a bad line combination that wasn’t suited to the breakneck pace of 3-on-3 hockey.