Winter Olympics 2014: Team Canada lineup set for game vs. Finland

Bruce Bennett

After much deliberation, it's Carey Price in goal for Canada and not Roberto Luongo.

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As expected, Mike Babcock has not finished tinkering with the lineup for Canada, as there are several changes after the win over Austria.

Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban is out of the lineup in favor of Hamhuis, which is puzzling given Subban's play against Austria. It's possible that Babcock is just comfortable with his right-handed defensemen and would rather have an extra left-handed defenseman in case one of them falter for him.

Sharp is back in the lineup after being scratched in favor of Duchene, with the unlucky scratch being none other than the reigning Art Ross Trophy winner, Martin St. Louis. It's a confusing decision since Kunitz has been taken away from Crosby on the top line, so logically if that magic chemistry isn't intact, he should be the odd guy out. Maybe Babcock will figure that out today.

In goal the decision seems to have been made as to who will be tending the nets going forward, with Canadiens goaltender Carey Price getting the call against Finland and likely the rest of the way.

Here's the official lineup for Canada:

Forwards

Jamie Benn - Sidney Crosby - Patrice Bergeron
Matt Duchene - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Patrick Marleau - Jonathan Toews - Jeff Carter
Chris Kunitz - John Tavares - Rick Nash
Patrick Sharp

Defensemen

Duncan Keith - Shea Weber
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Drew Doughty
Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Dan Hamhuis

Goaltenders

Carey Price
Roberto Luongo

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