2014 Olympic Men’s Hockey Preview: The Goaltending

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7.  Slovakia

Jan 25, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; St Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a glove save during the third period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. St Louis Blues won 4-3 in shootout. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Starter:  Jaroslav Halak, STL

Backups:  Peter Budaj, MTL; Jan Laco, Donbass  HC (KHL)

Halak will go in as the number one and should be in the net for all important games Slovakia plays.  Budaj is a quality goaltender who can step in to relieve in some of the less high-pressure game. Both have Olympic experience under their belts, with Budaj playing 3 games in 2006 and backing up Halak in 2010.