Kuba, competing in his second games, joins an experienced Czech blueline as one of the three defensemen with Olympic experience -- both Tomas Kaberle and Pavel Kubina will compete in their third Olympic competition.
He was a member of the 2001, 2002 and 2008 World Championship teams, winning a gold medal for his country in 2001.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
TONIGHT ON NHL NETWORK
6:30 ET: Hockey Central Saturday: Hockey Tonight 7:00 ET: NHL Hockey: MTL @ BOS (Live Game) 10:00 ET: NHL Tonight