Live Team USA Men’s Hockey vs. Russia on NBCSN Saturday

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February 14th, 2014

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via press release:

FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST JULIA MANCUSO LOOKS TO TIE U.S. OLYMPIC ALPINE SKIING MEDALS RECORD DURING SUPER-G, SAT., FEB. 15 AT 8/7c ON NBC

 

Two-Time Gold Medalist Shani Davis Races for Gold in Speed Skating’s 1500m; Two-Time Olympic Bronze Short Track Medalist J.R. Celski Competes in 1000m Gold Medal Final in Primetime on NBC

 

LIVE Team USA Men’s Hockey vs. Russia on NBCSN

 

LIVE Quarterfinal Games in Women’s Hockey on MSNBC

 

All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports Live Extra Mobile & Tablet App

 

Stamford, Conn, - February 14, 2014 - NBC’s primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games tomorrow, Saturday, February 15 at 8/7c features the most decorated woman in U.S. Olympic alpine history Julia Mancuso (four medals), who races in the super-G aiming to tie Bode Miller’s U.S. record for the most Olympic alpine skiing medals (five). Mancuso, who already won a super combined bronze medal in the Sochi Games, is a three-time world medalist in super-G. American speed skater and four-time Olympic medalist Shani Davis looks for his first gold medal during the 1500m gold medal final, while American short track skater and two-time Olympic bronze medalist J.R. Celski makes a run at the podium in the 1000m gold medal final. Also in primetime Saturday is the individual K-125 large hill gold medal final in men’s ski jumping and men’s skeleton featuring Americans John Daly, currently in third, and Matt Antoine, currently in fourth, taking their final runs.

 

NBCSN’s live coverage of men’s hockey continues Saturday at 3 a.m. ET and is highlighted by Team USA vs. Russia, where a storied Olympic rivalry that dates back to the Soviet Union’s first appearance at the Winter Games in 1956, is renewed. Coverage of Team USA vs. Russia begins at 7 a.m. ET. NBCSN’s live coverage on Saturday also includes the 4x5km relay gold medal final in women’s cross-country, where Kikkan Randall and Team USA look to build upon their fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Championships, and the final runs in men’s skeleton.

 

In addition, MSNBC will host live Saturday coverage of the quarterfinal games in the 2014 women’s hockey tournament with Finland vs. Sweden at 3 a.m. ET and Switzerland vs. Russia at 7:30 a.m. ET.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

 

Sunday’s primetime coverage features world ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the short dance program. 2010 Olympic silver medalists Davis and White came out on top in both the short dance and free dance programs during the team figure skating event in which the U.S. took bronze. Reigning super-G world champion Ted Ligety and 2010 Olympic silver medalist Bode Miller compete for gold in the super-G, while top American Lindsey Jacobellis returns for her third Games as a strong contender for gold in snowboard cross after taking home the silver in the event in 2006. Rounding out primetime is the women’s speed skating 1500m featuring Brittany Bowe, ranked second in this event in the World Cup standings, and two-man bobsled  when reigning four-man Olympic champ Steven Holcomb attempts to pilot his way to the first U.S. Olympic title in the two-man since 1936.

 

NBCSN’s coverage on Sunday begins at 3 a.m. ET with Team USA men’s curling facing Canada, and is highlighted by Team USA men’s hockey vs. Slovenia, the final game for Team USA before the medal rounds begin. Coverage of Team USA vs. Slovenia begins at 7:15 a.m. ET. NBCSN’s live coverage also includes ice dancing’s short dance and the 4x10km relay gold medal final in men’s cross-country.

 

USA Network hosts live coverage of the men’s hockey tournament including Russia vs. Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET and Finland vs. Canada at noon ET Sunday. CNBC and MSNBC host coverage of Team USA curling. Please see the below listings for more information.

 

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app allows cable, satellite and telco customers to live stream more than 1,000 exclusive hours of Sochi Olympics content, including all sports, all competition and all medal events. The NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app is the home of up-to-date TV and online streaming schedules, live results, athlete profiles and replays of the Games’ most memorable moments. In addition, through the “Primetime Companion” section, the app serves as the signature second-screen tool for NBC’s nightly primetime coverage.

 

For more information on live streaming, please go to: NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra

 

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage, please go to: NBCOlympics.com

 

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Listings subject to change.  For NBC primetime, late night and daytime during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, all times listed are ET/PT unless otherwise noted. For NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC and USA all times listed are ET.

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (DAY 8)

 

NBC

 

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Women’s Short Track - 1500m Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Cross-Country - 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final

 

8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

 

Women’s Alpine Skiing - Super-G Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Short Track - 1000m Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Speed Skating - 1500m Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Skeleton - Gold Medal Final Runs

 

Midnight - 1 a.m.

 

TBA

 

1 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

 

Primetime Encore

 

NBCSN

 

3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Slovakia vs. Slovenia (LIVE)

 

5:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.

 

Women’s Cross-Country - 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Women’s Curling - Great Britain vs. Korea

 

7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - USA vs. Russia (LIVE)

 

10 a.m. - Noon

 

Men’s Skeleton - Gold Medal Final Runs (LIVE)

 

Noon - 3 p.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Sweden vs. Latvia (LIVE)

 

Women’s Curling - Canada vs. Russia

 

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Men’s Hockey Encore - Sweden vs. Latvia

 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Game of the Day: Men’s Hockey - USA vs. Russia

 

MSNBC

 

3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - Quarterfinal, Finland vs. Sweden (LIVE)

 

5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Curling - Canada vs. Japan

 

7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - Quarterfinal, Switzerland vs. Russia (LIVE)

 

CNBC

 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Women’s Curling - USA vs. Sweden

 

USA

 

Noon - 2:30 p.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Switzerland vs. Czech Republic (LIVE)

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

  • Women’s Alpine Skiing - Super-G Gold Medal Final: Julia Mancuso will be looking to add an Olympic medal to the three world championships medals she already has in this event. Slovenian star Tina Maze and Swiss sensation Lara Gut should also be contenders.
  • Men’s Short Track - 1000m Gold Medal Final: This is arguably the best event for top American J.R. Celski, who rebounded from suffering a seven-inch gash in his leg at the Vancouver Olympic Trials to win two bronze medals at those Games. Celski will be challenged by Canadian star Charles Hamelin and 28-year-old Viktor Ahn, who skates for Russia eight years after winning three gold medals in Torino for his native South Korea as Ahn Hyun-Soo.
  • Men’s Speed Skating - 1500m Gold Medal Final: Two-time 1500m silver medalist Shani Davis will be looking for his first title in his favorite distance, also known as the Race of Kings. Watch as the 31-year-old from Chicago goes for the crown.
  • Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final: Current World Cup leader Kamil Stoch won the normal hill event Sunday, becoming the first Polish ski jumper to win gold in 42 years. Stoch looks for his second gold medal in the K-125, where he is the reigning world champion. The last man to sweep the individual medals could be a threat as well, as Switzerland’s Simon Ammann tries to recapture the magic he demonstrated at the 2002 and 2010 Winter Games.
  • Men’s Skeleton - Competition: The U.S. will have two experienced competitors LIVE in this event with 2010 Olympian John Daly, the son of a retired FDNY paramedic from Long Island, and Wisconsin native Matt Antoine, who just missed out on a spot at the Vancouver Games but is currently having a breakout season with several podium appearances. After the first two of four runs, Daly sits in third, while Antoine is in fourth.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

  • Women’s Short Track - 1500m Gold Medal Final: In short track, South Korean phenom Shim Suk-Hee, a 17-year-old who has dominated this 1500m event, is the favorite in her Olympic debut.
  • Women’s Cross-Country - 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final: Norway, led by star training mates Marit Bjorgen and Therese Johaug, is the clear favorite. Kikkan Randall and the U.S. team impressed with a fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Championships, but must outpace the likes of Sweden, Finland and Russia to reach the podium in Sochi.
  • Men’s Skeleton - Competition: The U.S. will have two experienced competitors in this event with 2010 Olympian John Daly, the son of a retired FDNY paramedic from Long Island, and Wisconsin native Matt Antoine, who just missed out on the Vancouver Games but is currently having a breakout season with several podium appearances. After the first two of four runs, Daly sits in third, while Antoine is in fourth.

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Hockey - USA vs. Russia: A storied Olympic rivalry is renewed as Team USA skates LIVE against host Russia. The teams’ rivalry dates to the Soviet Union’s first appearance at the Winter Games in 1956, when the Soviets defeated the Americans en route to their first gold. From 1956-92, the Soviet Union and Unified Team won eight of the 10 Olympic hockey tournaments, with U.S. upsets of the Soviets in 1960 and 1980 the lone exceptions. Russia has so far been unable to carry on the legacy, missing out on gold in its five appearances.
  • Women’s Cross-Country - 4x5km Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE): Norway, led by star training mates Marit Bjorgen and Therese Johaug, is the clear favorite. Kikkan Randall and the U.S. team impressed with a fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Championships, but must outpace the likes of Sweden, Finland and Russia to reach the podium in Sochi.
  • Men’s Skeleton - Competition: The U.S. will have two experienced competitors LIVE in this event with 2010 Olympian John Daly, the son of a retired FDNY paramedic from Long Island, and Wisconsin native Matt Antoine, who just missed out on a spot at the Vancouver Games but is currently having a breakout season with several podium appearances. After the first two of four runs, Daly sits in third, while Antoine is in fourth.

 

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Women’s Curling - USA vs. Sweden: Sixteen years after her Olympic debut in Nagano, Erika Brown returns to the Games as the skip of the U.S. women’s curling team. The U.S. women will be seeking their first Olympic curling medal after finishing fourth at the 2013 World Championships. Sweden, Great Britain and Canada are among the top international teams.

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (DAY 9)

 

NBC

 

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Women’s Snowboarding - Snowboard Cross Competition

 

Men’s Cross-Country - 4x10km Relay Gold Medal Final

 

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Ice Dancing Short Dance

 

Men’s Alpine Skiing - Super-G Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Snowboarding - Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Speed Skating - 1500m Gold Medal Final

 

Two-Man Bobsled - Competition

 

11:35 p.m. - 12:35 a.m.

 

Men’s Biathlon - 15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final

 

12:35 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

 

Primetime Encore

 

NBCSN

 

3 a.m. - 5 a.m.

 

Men’s Curling - USA vs. Canada

 

5 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

 

Men’s Cross-Country - 4x10km Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

7:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - USA vs. Slovenia (LIVE)

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Ice Dancing Short Dance (LIVE)

 

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Men’s Biathlon - 15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final

 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Hockey Encore

 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Game of the Day: Hockey

 

MSNBC

 

5 a.m. - 8 a.m.

 

Women’s Curling - USA vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

CNBC

 

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Men’s Curling - USA vs. Sweden

 

USA

 

3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Austria vs. Norway (LIVE)

 

7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Russia vs. Slovakia (LIVE)

 

Noon - 2:30 p.m.

 

Men’s Hockey - Finland vs. Canada (LIVE)

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

  • Figure Skating - Ice Dancing Short Dance: Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic silver medalists, face their training mates and chief rivals, reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. The required dance pattern for the short dance is the Finnstep, a fast, bubbly dance that is often compared to champagne.
  • Women’s Snowboarding - Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final: After two Olympic disappointments and two recent knee surgeries, top American Lindsey Jacobellis returns for her third Games a strong contender for gold. Jacobellis was leading by a wide margin in Torino but fell while attempting a trick on the second-to-last jump and ended up with silver.
  • Men’s Alpine Skiing - Super-G Gold Medal Final: In alpine skiing, a pair of decorated Americans, reigning super-G world champion Ted Ligety and 2010 Olympic silver medalist Bode Miller, will look to knock off defending champ Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway in his signature event.
  • Women’s Speed Skating - 1500m Gold Medal Final: Brittany Bowe, a former college basketball standout from Florida, recently emerged as a contender in this event, but she’ll have tough competition from dominant Dutch skater Ireen Wuest.
  • Two-Man Bobsled - Competition: Reigning four-man Olympic champ Steven Holcomb, who overcame a degenerative eye condition that nearly cost him his sight to win gold in Vancouver, attempts to pilot his way to the first U.S. Olympic title in the two-man since 1936. Driving a new, high-tech sled, the 33-year-old from Park City went on a tear to start this season, winning four consecutive races in this event.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

  • Men’s Cross-Country - 4x10km Relay Gold Medal Final: Sweden, the reigning champion, and Norway, the 2010 silver medalist, have an intense rivalry in this event. Norwegian star Petter Northug created a stir at the 2011 World Championships when he showboated down the final stretch of the team relay, crossed the finish line sideways and stopped in front of his rival from Sweden. At 2013 Worlds, Northug overtook Sweden again to win, and shrugged his shoulders mockingly at the finish line.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

 

  • Men’s Biathlon - 15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final: With the first U.S. Olympic biathlon medal on the line, New York’s Tim Burke will look to be at the start of this event, which narrows down the field to 30 of the top biathletes. Meanwhile, a medal for 12-time Olympic medalist Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway would give him the record for the most medals in Winter Olympic history.

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Curling - USA vs. Canada: Two-time Olympian John Shuster has the Olympic experience required to guide the U.S. team through a deep men’s field. The 31-year-old Minnesota native was part of the 2006 Olympic team that collected the first U.S. Olympic curling medal and then led the Americans in Vancouver. The Canadians have won the past two Olympic gold medals and recently finished second at the 2013 World Championships.
  • Men’s Cross-Country - 4x10km Relay Gold Medal Final (LIVE): Sweden, the reigning champion, and Norway, the 2010 silver medalist, have an intense rivalry in this event. Norwegian star Petter Northug created a stir at the 2011 World Championships when he showboated down the final stretch of the team relay, crossed the finish line sideways and stopped in front of his rival from Sweden. At 2013 Worlds, Northug overtook Sweden again to win, and shrugged his shoulders mockingly at the finish line.
  • Men’s Hockey - Slovenia vs. USA (LIVE): The Americans wrap up group play LIVE against Olympic newcomers Slovenia. Team USA is looking for its first medal at a non-North American Olympics since 1972, when it won silver in Sapporo, Japan.
  • Figure Skating - Ice Dancing Short Dance (LIVE): Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic silver medalists, face their training mates and chief rivals, reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. The required dance pattern for the short dance is the Finnstep, a fast, bubbly dance that has been compared to champagne.

 

USA HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Hockey - Finland vs. Canada (LIVE): Today is the final day of group play in the men’s hockey tournament, with LIVE coverage as Finland duels Canada in a matchup that will determine Group B supremacy and host Russia takes on up-and-comer Slovakia in a game that should have major seeding implications for the United States.

 

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Women’s Curling - USA vs. Canada (LIVE): Sixteen years after her Olympic debut in Nagano, Erika Brown returns to the Games as the skip of the U.S. women’s curling team. The U.S. women will be seeking their first Olympic curling medal after finishing fourth at the 2013 World Championships. Sweden, Great Britain and Canada are among the top international teams.

 

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Curling - USA vs. Sweden: Two-time Olympian John Shuster has the Olympic experience required to guide the U.S. team through a deep men’s field that includes reigning world champion Sweden. The 31-year-old Minnesota native was part of the 2006 Olympic team that collected the first U.S. Olympic curling medal and then led the Americans in Vancouver.

 

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