Winter Olympics 2014: Team USA lineup set for game vs. Russia

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Quick gets the start for Team USA once more as they get set to take on Russia.

SB Nation 2014 Winter Olympic Coverage

After going with 13 forwards and 7 defensemen against the Slovaks and absolutely dominating en route to a 7-1 victory, Team USA will be going with 12 forwards and 8 defensemen against Russia. Dan Bylsma seems to have decided that having the ability to roll four defensive pairs is a bigger advantage than playing Blake Wheeler for 4 minutes a game.

In goal there are no changes, as Quick will start again and Miller will back him up, with Jimmy Howard in the press box.

There were a few changes in the formations at forward and defense though, so here's the roster:


Zach Parise - Ryan Kesler - Patrick Kane
James van Riemsdyk - Joe Pavelski - Phil Kessel
Dustin Brown - David Backes - Ryan Callahan
Max Pacioretty - Paul Stastny - T.J. Oshie


Ryan Suter - Ryan McDonagh
Cam Fowler - Kevin Shattenkirk
Justin Faulk - John Carlson
Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin


Jonathan Quick
Ryan Miller

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