After Team USA’s 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday in its Olympic tournament opener, head coach Dan Bylsma refused to announce who the team would start in net when the Americans take on host nation Russia on Saturday morning.
A little less than 24 hours after picking up his first-ever Olympic win, Bylsma has announced that Jonathan Quick will once again get the start for the United States. Quick had 22 saves on 23 shots against Slovakia on Thursday in what was an impressive Olympic debut performance.
Though he did have the solid start, it was widely assumed that Ryan Miller would get the second game in the preliminary round of the tournament. Now, unless something changes and Quick puts out a terrible performance, it appears as though Bylsma will ride the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner all the way to possible gold.
What do you think of the decision to start Quick against Russia? Do you feel he’s earned that chance, or does Miller deserve an opportunity to show what he can do? Leave a comment below and let us know.
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