Found February 12, 2014 on HockeyBuzz:
Per CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Team Canada has opted to start Canadiens goalie Carey Price in the tournament opener against Norway on Thursday, while Roberto Luongo will get the start on Friday against Austria. The two goalies splitting the opening two games has been expected for weeks, but the Luongo, who won gold in 2010 and participates in his third Olympic games was expected to get the initi...

2014 Olympic hockey: Team Canada wins first, but has room for improvement

Team Canada celebrating a goal during a 3-1 win over Norway. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Team Canada won their first game over Norway this morning by a score of 3-1. Getting the win was expected for Team Canada as they came in as the favorites for the Sochi Olympics, but no one was expecting the game to end as close as it did; especially to Norway. Team Canada struggled...

Goalie Price to start Canada's 1st Olympic game

Goalie Carey Price will start Canada's Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, and Roberto Luongo will start Friday against Austria. Canada coach Mike Babcock announced his rotation Wednesday after practice in Sochi. Babcock and both goalies attributed no significance to the order. The coach had previously said both goalies likely would start at least once in the preliminary...

Carey Price to start for Team Canada vs. Norway

Source: Read more here.Carey Price will play in goal for Team Canada in its Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, while Roberto Luongo will get the call against Austria on Friday. It’s up the two of them to determine which goalie will start against Finland on Sunday. Canadian men’s head coach Mike Babcock said there was no reason for his decision. 

Roberto Luongo, Carey Price Both Starting For Canada In Preliminary Round

SOCHI, Russia — Goalie Carey Price will start Canada’s Olympic opener against Norway on Thursday, and Roberto Luongo will start Friday against Austria. Canada coach Mike Babcock announced his rotation Wednesday after practice in Sochi, but Babcock and both goalies attributed no significance to the order. The coach previously had said both goalies likely would start at least once...

Carey Price Will Start Game 1 For Canada, Roberto Luongo Game 2

from Stephen Whyno of the CP at the Brandon Sun, Team Canada will split goaltending duties for the first two games of the Olympics, as Carey Price will start the opener against Norway and Roberto Luongo will play against Austria. Coach Mike Babcock delivered the news to the goaltenders on Wednesday, roughly 36 hours before puck drop of the Norway game. Babcock had one plan...

Carey Price to start first game for Canada, Roberto Luongo second

Sticking true to his word, Canada coach Mike Babcock will split his goalie starts in the first two games. Carey Price will open against Norway on Thursday and 2010 goalie Roberto Luongo will face Austria on Saturday. This has been the plan for Canada for a while, to give each of the top two goalies a chance to show which should be the man. It's a luxury that was afforded Canada...

Canada-Norway Live: Carey Price Gets Nod As Canadians Begin Gold Medal Defense

10:15 a.m. ET: Team USA began its 2014 Olympic hockey schedule with a thorough beatdown Monday morning. Canada should not have much trouble doing the same. The defending gold medalists boast arguably the most talented roster in Sochi, and they’ll begin their title defense against a Norway team that has not won a game at the Olympics since 1994. Canada returns 11 players from that...

Eric Engels: Key Notes on Canada

1) Mike Babcock has elected to go with Carey Price against Norway, and with Roberto Luongo against Austria. As we all know, this is hardly significant. What matters most is who starts game three against Finland, and how they fare come Sunday. Going into this season, you couldn't name two players from the National Hockey League with more to prove--both to their respective markets...

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: How Much Will Roberto Luongo Play in Sochi?

Yesterday, I was asked to make some predictions about the upcoming Winter Olympic hockey tournament. When I got to the question about the star who was most likely to disappoint, I found myself fixating on Roberto Luongo. Don't get me wrong: I'm a fan. I stuck up for Luongo throughout the Cory Schneider years and wanted nothing more than for him to have the opportunity...

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: Roberto Luongo Gets Trolled, Canuck Olympic Updates

I'm probably playing right into this guy's hands by sharing this, but did you catch this piece yesterday on any of the PostMedia websites? Advice for Luongo, from Price’s former backup goalie. Have a read. It's odd. Nick Olynyk backed up Carey Prince in junior. According to, he didn't even finish his career at the major junior level, spending...

Carey Price to Start vs. Norway

Is it the right decision?

Augello: Team Canada: Canada Vs. Norway - Live Blog

The long wait is over, as Team Canada plays their first game of the 2014 Winter Olympics against Norway at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi, Russia. Head coach Mike Babcock will go with 13 forwards and seven defensemen and will start Carey Price in goal against Norway, who has only one NHL player(NY Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello) in their lineup. The scratches for today'...

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Feb. 10, 2014) – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 9. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"

Luongo, Subban and Duchene to play against Austria

Roberto Luongo will make his 2014 Olympic debut on Friday when Team Canada takes on Austria in men's Group B action. Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock also said Mike Smith will fill the backup role. Babcock added that Carey Price, who made 19 saves, played well in a 3-1 victory over Norway on Thursday. Also, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Thursday that defenceman...

GARTH'S CORNER: Brown, Miller Ready For A Fight

Last month, Dustin Brown and Ryan Kesler stood at center ice and pounded the snot out of one another. The LA King had to pay the piper for taking liberties with Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo in December. Brown knew he'd be called out and be asked to fight. He didn't know that his Team USA teammate Ryan Kesler would be the assailant. Such is life in these Olympics when...
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