Gleason and Team USA Get Started This Afternoon

Tim Gleason banner at the RBC. (photo by LTD)

Team USA will begin their quest for gold with a matchup this afternoon against Team Switzerland starting at 3 p.m eastern.  It's expected that Ryan Miller will be the mainstay in net for the Americans.  Ex-Hurricane Martin Gerber is on the roster for the Swiss, but look for Anaheim Ducks goalie, Jonas Hiller to get the start.

The Islanders' Mark Streit is the only other NHL player on Team Switzerland.

Team USA is younger than the past few Olympic games but they are in the tough A grouping with local favorite, Team Canada.

 

Group A
Group B
Group C
(1) Canada (2) Russia (3) Sweden
(6) United States
(5) Czech Republic (4) Finland
(7) Switzerland (8) Slovakia (9) Belarus
(12) Norway (11) Latvia
(10) Germany

   

Team Canada will play Norway on primetime starting at 8 p.m.  Russia plays Latvia at 12:30 a.m. and Finland plays Belarus Wednesday at 3 p.m.

For more information about the brackets, scheduling, and how the future rankings will work, check out this page.  Team USA's complete roster is listed after the jump.

G Ryan Miller
Buffalo Sabres
G Jonathan Quick
Los Angeles Kings
G Tim Thomas
Boston Bruins
D Tim Gleason Carolina Hurricanes
D Jack Johnson
Los Angeles Kings
D Erik Johnson St Louis Blues
D Brooks Orpik Pittsburgh Penguins
D Brian Rafalski Detroit Red Wings
D Ryan Suter Nashville Predators
D Ryan Whitney Anaheim Ducks
F David Backes
St. Louis Blues
F Dustin Brown Los Angeles Kings
F Ryan Callahan
New York Rangers
F Chris Drury
New York Rangers
F Patrick Kane
Chicago Blackhawks
F Ryan Kesler
Vancouver Canucks
F Phil Kessel
Toronto Maple Leafs
F Jamie Langenbrunner
New Jersey Devils
F Ryan Malone Tampa Bay Lightning
F Zach Parise
New Jersey Devils
F Joe Pavelski
San Jose Sharks
F Bobby Ryan Anaheim Ducks
F Paul Stastny
Colorado Avalanche

 

The game will be televised on the USA network starting at 3.  We will have an open game thread here for discussion starting at 2:30.

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