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Team USA Will Start Jonathan Quick In Game 1

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

There is no place for sentiment at the Olympic hockey tournament. History, even as recent as four years ago, is just that, history.

Which explains in part why U.S. head coach Dan Bylsma and his coaching staff have opted to go with Los Angeles Kings netminder Jonathan Quick as the starter as the Americans begin their pursuit of a gold medal with their first game of the tournament Thursday night against Slovakia.

In a move that caught some by surprise, Bylsma skated by Quick while he was stretching prior to Wednesday's midday practice and told the 2012 playoff MVP that he would see his first Olympic action on Thursday.

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  Tags: sochi+olympics, team+usa

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pautna's avatar

Nice!

Posted by pautna on 02/12/14 at 10:32 AM ET

awould's avatar

Good.

Posted by awould on 02/12/14 at 11:38 AM ET

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