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Sochi 2014: Carey Price Will Start Game 1 for Team Canada Against Norway

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Brandon DuBreuilContributor IIIFebruary 12, 2014

Carey Price will start Team Canada's first game against Norway at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, at least according to ESPN's Pierre Lebrun on Twitter:

 

Price gets first game. Luongo the second game

— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 12, 2014

 

Roberto Luongo, Canada's gold-medal winning goalie from Vancouver 2010, will start Game 2 against Austria. 

On the season, both Price and Luongo have similar stats.

Price has a 26-17-5 record with four shutouts. His goals-against average is 2.33 and his save percentage is .925.

Luongo’s record sits at 19-6-6 with three shutouts. His goals-against average is 2.38 and his save percentage .917.

Recently though, Price has been the better goalie.

Over the last six regular-season NHL games, Price has allowed just seven goals against. He’s stopped 167 of the 174 shots he’s faced in that span, a save percentage of .960.

Roberto Luongo, on the other hand, has allowed 21 goals against. He's stopped just 154 of the 175 shots he's faced in those six games, a save percentage of .880.

Coach Mike Babcock has not yet named his starting goaltender for the final round-robin game against Finland on February 16. 

 

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