Louis Domingue of the Penguins is a reserve NHL playoff star

His first foray into the kitchen involved dumping a wad of raw spaghetti into cold water and watching it turn into concrete. But he learned and eventually wrote a cookbook, “Baking Goals”, which focuses on home cooking and offers the family recipes he learned from Boileau and his mother. The proceeds benefit autism research, Boileau said.

Domingue started late as a goalkeeper. He was 8, his father said, when he started in the location, which is over the hill for many would-be Quebec netminders. But the family spent their summers in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a beach town with a strong arts community, instead of watching Louis at doorman lessons at the skating rinks around Quebec. Boileau is an art teacher and Charles Domingue, in addition to being a director, was an excellent goalkeeper at school. He helped Louis learn to play and love the position, taking his son to morning workouts and taking him on trips near and far.

“It’s not easy for the parents of goalkeepers,” said Charles Domingue. “There is so much pressure on them. I would observe other fathers and they drink beer, buy T-shirts, have fun. The father of the goalkeeper is not the same. One mistake and everyone is upset. “

Louis was also a fantastic baseball player, but when he was about 14, he decided to focus on hockey and established himself in the youth academy as a potential client. His favorite player, perhaps rightfully so, was not the Canadiens’ main goalkeeper, José Théodore, but Jeff Hackett, their backup.

Domingue was selected by the Coyotes in the fifth round of the 2010 draft, but in the following years he rebounded between AHL and NHL, playing for six teams, going through the waivers several times. But he refused to give up.

“You know, he loves cats,” his mother said. “And she has nine lives.”

Playing for Tampa Bay in 2019, Domingue set the team record for most consecutive wins by a goalkeeper, with 11, but Lightning had Andrei Vasilevskiy, one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and Domingue was revoked on September. following. Since then he has played in four teams.