SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Goalie Jonathan Quick will make his second start of the Olympics when the U.S. men’s hockey team faces host Russia on Saturday.
U.S. coach Dan Bylsma chose his goalie Friday after practice for the biggest game of the preliminary round in Sochi.
Quick made 22 saves in the Americans’ 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday, winning his Olympic debut.
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The Los Angeles Kings’ star goalie didn’t play four years ago in Vancouver. Ryan Miller was named the MVP of the 2010 Olympic tournament, but he has been Quick’s backup for the first two games in Sochi.
Bylsma credited his decision to Quick’s strong work in the opener and his solid play for the Kings over the past month since his return from a groin injury.