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Jonathan Quick to Start Against Russia

Sochi, Russia (WBEN/AP) - If you were hoping to get up early Saturday and watch Ryan Miller start against the Russians in Team USA's second preliminary game, you can sleep in.  Team USA Coach Dan Bylsma has announced Jonathan Quick will get the start Saturday.  Quick was in the net for the first game against Slovakia Thursday when Team USA won 7-1. 

Miller helped the Americans win silver and was the Most Valuable Player of the hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympics when Quick was their No. 3 goalie.

Quick won the Conn Smythe as MVP of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs when he helped the Kings become the only eighth-seeded team to win a championship.

"He's a great goalie and he's going to do great for us," Miller said. "We'll see where it goes from here and I'll be ready to play."

Quick hasn't been at his best this season.

His save percentage ranks 29th among NHL goalies and he was out for nearly two months with a groin injury before returning to play in early January.

Miller ranks 10th in save percentage despite playing for the Buffalo Sabres, who easily have the worst record in the league.

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