SOCHI Russia – Carey Price was given the start against Finland in Team Canada’s final game of the preliminary round. He might not recognize the lines in front of him.
“I think Kunitz did real good where he was,” said Babcock. “But to me this wasn't about Kunitz, it was just about our overall team and just trying to find things that work."
He said that both Nash and Kunitz could see time with Crosby against the Finns.
Martin St. Louis will be a healthy scratch, as Patrick Sharp returns as the team’s extra forward.
Price takes over the crease from Roberto Luongo, who pitched a shutout against Austria. Price won Canada’s first game, although his flub of the puck led to a goal from Norway in the 3-1 victory.
Could we see Luongo in the next round if Price struggles against the Finns or if Canada somehow loses this one?
Ask Marty Brodeur about the importance of the last game of prelims …