Team USA/Team Canada Olympic Goalie Power Rankings: Week 8

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Out of the mix: Jimmy Howard's woes have opened the door to a spot on Team USA. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings is playing his way out of a possible role with Team USA at Sochi.

By Allan Muir

Each week, we'll rank the top contenders to man the pipes for Team USA and Team Canada in Sochi based on their play to date. (All stats current as of Wed. Nov. 27)

Team USA

1. Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres

(Last week: 1)

2. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Injury and an indefinite return jeopardize Jonathan Quick's status as the favorite to start for the U.S. (Getty Images)

Goaltender Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings is injured and out indefinitely.

Hockey Central

(Last week: 2)

3. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning



(Last week: 3)

4. Tim Thomas, Florida Panthers


(Last week: 5)

5. Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

Martin Brodeur

(Last week: NR)

Team Canada

1. Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

(Last week: 1)

2. Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks


(Last week: 2)

3. Mike Smith, Phoenix Coyotes

(Last week: 4)

4. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks

(Last week: 5)

5. Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes

(Last week: NR)