Kiprusoff was offered a roster spot at both the 2002 and 2006 Olympics, but will be competing in his first Olympics in 2010. In his most recent international competition, he backstopped the Finns to the Final of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, posting a 4-1-1 record with a 1.48 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in six appearances.
He made his international debut at the 1995 World Junior Championships and was a member of the silver medal-winning Finnish side at the 1999 and 2001 World Championships.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh