A quick turnaround for Team Canada will mean a change in net for the host nation and a chance for goalie Braden Holtby to suit up for the first time in the World Cup.
Head coach Mike Babcock announced after Canada's 4-2 win over USA on Tuesday that Corey Crawford would start in net for the team's game on Wednesday against Europe with Holtby dressing as the backup.
Babcock says Crawford starts tomorrow and Holtby backs up. Also thinks Giroux and Muzzin likely will play— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 21, 2016
Holtby has been scratched the last two games as Carey Price has started with Crawford as the backup.
The tournament must be a bitter sweet experience for the Caps netminder. While it is an honor to represent one's country, Holtby has had to watch both of his team's game from the press box and will likely spend the rest of the tournament there after Wednesday despite the fact that he is the reigning Vezina Trophy winner as the league's best netminder in the 2015-16 season.
Wednesday's game between Europe and Canada will determine the top team for the group. Faceoff is at 8 p.m.