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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

PostHeaderIcon No Surprise: Luongo gets start against Germany

Losing to the Americans in hockey is a tough pill to swallow for Team Canada. Doing it on home ice just makes it worse. But, there's still a lot of hockey to be played and Team Canada is shuffling up their goaltending to get a spark.

After 37-year old Martin Brodeur let in 4 goals in a 5-3 loss to the U.S. [the 5th goal was an empty net], it looks like Canada coach Mike Babcock is close to announcimg that Roborto Luongo will get the start in net.
Roberto Luongo will be in net when Team Canada takes on Germany in the qualification-round of the Vancouver Olympics.

After much speculation that the Vancouver Canucks' captain would replace Martin Brodeur, Luongo confirmed it for CBCSports.ca's Tim Wharnsby after Monday's practice.

Much of the blame for Sunday's 5-3 loss to the United States has fallen on Brodeur, who looked shaky throughout the game. Earlier, Brodeur backstopped Canada to a 3-2 shootout victory over Switzerland, stopping 21 of 23 shots. (...continue reading....)

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