The goaltender of your Montreal Canadiens took centre stage as Canada began defence of the gold medal won in Vancouver four years ago.
Carey Price backstopped Canada to a 3-1 victory over Norway Thursday in its tournament opener at the Sochi Games. Canada plays Austria on Friday at noon ET, when Roberto Luongo will get the start in goal. Canada’s final preliminary-round game will be at noon ET Sunday against Finland.
Canada got goals from Shea Weber, Jamie Benn and Drew Doughty against Norway. Former NHLer Patrick Thoresen scored for Norway. Price stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced.
Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban was a healthy scratch for the game, along with forward Matt Duchene. Team Canada coach Mike Babcock told reporters in Sochi that Subban and Duchene would both play Friday against Austria.
HIO’s Mike Boone is blogging live along with other Postmedia News hockey writers during every Team Canada game. Click here to see the live blog from Canada vs. Norway.