SLAM!Sports
February 21, 2006
Tellqvist to start
Leafs goalie makes Olympic debut
By BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

TURIN -- Mikael Tellqvist will make his Olympic debut today.

The Maple Leafs goaltender is getting the start ahead of Henrik Lundqvist in Sweden's final preliminary-round game against Slovakia.

"It's the first Olympic game I'm going to start and I'm really excited," Tellqvist said yesterday. "I'm hoping I go in there and play well because it's my first game in three weeks. I know the Slovaks are a tough team. They're skilled and they can really move the puck."

New York Rangers rookie Lundqvist doesn't mind the rest.

"We've got a game early the next day and we talked about it and it was decided the best thing was getting the rest," Lundqvist said.


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