Martin Brodeur is out as Canada’s Olympic goaltender. Hello, Roberto Luongo — at least for Tuesday’s qualification game against Germany.
Canada coach Mike Babcock decided to bench Brodeur — the NHL career victories leader — after he allowed four goals on 22 shots during a 5-3 upset loss to the United States on Sunday. Babcock told Luongo on Sunday night that he would play the next game.
Luongo, playing in his NHL home arena, made 15 saves while shutting out Norway 8-0 in Canada’s first Olympic game on Feb. 16.