After starting two of their first three games in the preliminary round, Carey Price will get the start in goal for Canada during its quarterfinal round game on Wednesday. Canada awaits the winner of the Switzerland-Latvia game that will take place on Tuesday.
Price posted a 2-0 record in the opening round and allowed just two goals in games against Norway and Finland.
Coach Mike Babcock would not announce any other roster decisions after the team's practice on Tuesday, but it appears based on the line combinations used in practice that forward Matt Duchene and defenseman P.K. Subban could be the odd men out, which would mean Martin St. Louis would get back into the lineup after sitting out a 2-1 overtime win against Finland on Sunday.
Canada's lines have been a constant shuffling act throughout the tournament, with no line seeing more turnover than the top line centered by Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby. They've already tried three different line combinations in the first three games, and could be trying another one on Wednesday.
The rest of the line combinations on Tuesday.
Kunitz Crosby Bergeron. Benn Getzlaf Perry. Marleau Toews Carter. Sharp Tavares Nash. Duchene rotating on Getzlaf line. St Louis extra on4th— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) February 18, 2014
Given Canada's embarrassment of riches at forward its offense hasn't really had a breakout game (outside of a six-goal performance against Austria, perhaps the worst defensive team in the tournament) as they continue to search for the right combinations up front.
Six of their 11 goals so far have come from defensemen (Drew Doughty with four, Shea Weber with two) while only three forwards have scored (Jeff Carter with three, Jamie Benn and Ryan Getzlaf both have one).