2010 Winter Olympics: Hockey News: Canada to Start Roberto Luongo vs. Germany

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IFebruary 22, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 16:   Roberto Luongo of Canada looks on against Norway during the ice hockey men's preliminary game on day 5 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 16, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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According to reports coming out of Vancouver on Monday, Canadian coach Mike Babcock will pull the plug on Martin Brodeur and start Canucks' netminder Roberto Luongo in the first round of the Olympic playoffs against Germany.

Luongo started the first game of the round-robin part of the tournament for Canada and shut out Norway. It helped that Canada scored eight goals in that game; they scored a total of six in the two subsequent games with Brodeur in net.

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