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Team USA opens the Olympic tournament on Thursday against Slovakia. Here is the starting lineup.
Team USA announced on Thursday morning that defenseman Justin Faulk and forward Derek Stepan will be the healthy scratches when they open their Olympic schedule against Slovakia.
Goaltender Jimmy Howard will also be out of the lineup as Ryan Miller back ups Jonathan Quick.
As for the players that are in the lineup, the lines and defensive pairings to start the game are as follows.
Zach Parise - David Backes - Ryan Callahan
Dustin Brown - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
James van Riemsdyk - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Max Pacioretty - Paul Stastny - T.J. Oshie
Cam Fowler - John Carlson
Ryan Suter - Paul Martin
Ryan McDonagh - Kevin Shattenkirk
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