Something you remember exactly where you were when something big happened. That's the case for backup goaltender Casey DeSmith, who recalls exactly what he was doing when he got the sense he'd be called up by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
DeSmith was holding an autograph signing at a Wilkes-Barre-area bar Monday night when, on the television, he caught a glimpse of goalie Matt Murray writhing in pain and exiting the game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Live, he knew then he might be making the drive across the state bright and early the next morning.
“Just like the shock isn't quite as big coming up the second time. If I get in a game again, I'm sure the nerves won't be quite as tough on me,” he said.
DeSmtih was able to make it on time for the noon practice, once he left home at 5:30am. This is the second time the Pens have called up DeSmith.
He will be Tristan Jarry's backup for tomorrow night's game against the Buffalo Sabres.