Feb 12, 2014, 11:54 PM EST
Those three players will be scratched for the first game of the tournament. Blake Wheeler beat out Stepan as the extra forward and Brooks Orpik edged out Faulk on the blue line. As you heard earlier today, Jonathan Quick will start in goal and Ryan Miller will back him up.
As for the line combinations coach Dan Bylsma will use, here they are according to USA Hockey.
Scratches: Derek Stepan, Justin Faulk, Jimmy Howard
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