SOCHI -- Dan Bylsma is banking on Jonathan Quick coming up big again for the United States on Saturday.
Instead of turning to Ryan Miller, the MVP of the men's Olympic hockey tournament four years ago, Bylsma said he is sticking with Quick for the big showdown against Russia at Bolshoy Ice Dome (7:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN, CBC) because he liked the focus the Los Angeles Kings goalie had Thursday in a 7-1 win against Slovakia despite the sparse amount of work he had to do.
Quick made 22 saves, but was only faced with a couple of flurries in front of him, most of which came after the Americans jumped out to a big lead in the second period.
Bylsma also confirmed Derek Stepan and Justin Faulk would be scratched for the second straight game.
"I thought there were periods of inactivity in that game and he had to stay sharp, stay focused, and it was followed by two or three big saves he had to make," Bylsma said of Quick. "I thought he played real well in the game and again in the next game he will."