Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo will backup in Team Canada’s quarterfinals matchup against Latvia on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. PST.
“He’s the one playing,” Babcock is quoted as saying by the Canadian Press.
Carey Price is 5-1 with a 1.59 GAA & .937 SV% when playing in elimination games for #TeamCanada.
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Many Canucks fans thoughts Luongo would be Canada’s starter after backstopping them to a gold medal in 2010. When Price started Canada’s final preliminary game against Finland, it was hoped Babcock would throw a curveball and put Luongo in for the quarterfinals.
Presumably, Price will be the starter for the rest of the tournament unless of injury.