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Luongo favoured to be Canada's number one goaltender

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According to 630 CHED radio in Edmonton, Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks should be considered as the front runner to be the starting goaltender for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Luongo was brilliant for the Canucks in a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Luongo, who has already received high praise from Team Canada Executive Director Steve Yzerman, made 29 saves, with many being the highlight reel variety in the Canucks' recent win.

The choice got a little easier for Yzerman and head coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday when goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens needed to be pulled in the second period in a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.

It also helps that Luongo was the goaltender for Team Canada's gold medal winning team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Even though Luongo will be out of his comfort zone in Sochi by competing in a foreign land, his Olympic experience and success is very valuable.

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