Team Canada held its first practice Monday in Sochi as it prepares for its first Olympic game at noon ET Thursday against Norway.
The Canadiens’ Carey Price was on the ice along with the other two Team Canada goalies, Roberto Luongo and Mike Smith. The three goaltenders will be roommates in the Sochi Olympic village.
On Monday, Price was named the NHL’s first star of the week after posting a 3-0 record with a 1.00 goals-against average and .971 save percentage and one shutout. Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was named the second star and Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla was the third star.
At the Team Canada practice, Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban was on the fourth defence pairing with Dan Hamhuis. The other defence pairings had Duncan Keith with Shea Weber, Marc-Edouard Vlasic with Drew Doughty and Jay Bouwmeester with Alex Pietrangelo.
After Thursday’s game, Canada plays Austria at noon ET Friday and Finland at noon ET Sunday in its final preliminary-round game.
Max Pacioretty, who is part of Team USA, has been skating on a line with Paul Stastny and Ryan Callahan at practice.
There are seven Canadiens players in Sochi. Here’s a look at when their teams will be in action during the preliminary round (all times ET):
Pacioretty (USA): The Americans play Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Russia at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Slovenia at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Andrei Markov and Alexei Emelin (Russia): The Russians play Slovenia at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the United States at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic): The Czechs play Sweden at noon Wednesday, Latvia at 3 a.m. Friday and Switzerland at noon Saturday.
Peter Budaj (Slovakia): The Slovaks play the United States at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Slovenia at 3 a.m. Saturday and Russia at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
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