Penguins Given Brutal Injury News

The Pittsburgh Penguins have provided an update on Casey DeSmith, and it couldn't have been much of a worse one. The 30-year-old has had core muscle surgery and is done for the rest of the postseason. With Tristan Jarry also currently sidelined, the team will have to continue to run with third-string goaltender Louis Domingue.

It's never a good thing for a team to be without their two top goaltenders, but this is especially the case during the playoffs. DeSmith played extremely well during his one start this postseason, too, as he made 48 saves on 51 shots before having to leave due to his injury. 

Although this news is brutal for the Penguins, this is a grand opportunity for Domingue to be the club's surprising hero. He helped Pittsburgh steal Game 1 versus the Rangers but then allowed five goals on 40 shots in the following one. It will be intriguing to see how the 30-year-old performs from here, but boy, it would be a great story if he leads the Penguins to the second round. 

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