Five Players Who Broke Through At The Olympics

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2.  Kristers Gudlevskis

Gudlevskis almost quarterbacked the upset of the ages against Canada in the quarterfinal. PHOTO CREDIT: USA Today Sports

In what was probably the best goaltending performance of the tournament, the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Latvian goalie stood toe to toe with Canadian shooters and made 55 saves despite losing 2-1 in the quarterfinal.  The constant barrage from Canada left him tired and worn out, and he needed help to get to his feet at one point.  Hockey fans on the whole might not have known the name before, but they will remember that performance for a long time.