Winter Olympics Viewer's Guide: Saturday, Feb. 22

By Evan Hilbert |

Ted Ligety will go for his second gold in Sochi Saturday.
Ted Ligety will go for his second gold in Sochi Saturday. (Getty Images)

Trying to watch the Olympics? Even with now streaming every event live online, the wild array of events can make the viewing experience a bit bewildering.

But we're here to help. Here's our chronological list of the events U.S. Olympic fans should consider watching, and where. All times Eastern and all events are live action unless otherwise noted.

It will be a disappointing final game for the United States men's hockey team, as they'll face Finland for the bronze. Ted Ligete, though, is in position to help bolster the Americans' spirts as he goes for his second gold in Sochi in the men's slalom.

-- Denotes a medal event

12:15 a.m. -- Men's and Women's Snowboarding, Parallel Slalom, NBC Sports Network/ If snowboarding is your thing, you'll have pretty much nonstop action from midnight through the early morning. Justin Reiter is the only American competing, and he'll try to perform better than he died in the giant slalom competition, when he feeled to get out of qualifying and finished 24th.

4:30 a.m. -- Cross Country Skiing, Women's 30km Freestyle, NBC Sports Network: This figures to be a repeat of the 2010 30 km race, when Norway's Marit Bjorgen and Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk battled to the wire for the gold, with Kowalczyk emerging victorious. Bjorgen, however, has two golds to Kowalczyk's one in Sochi thus far. Four Americans will be vying for a spot on the podium, as well.

7:45 a.m. -- Alpine Skiing, Men's Slalom, American Ted Ligety will have his eye on a second gold medal, though he will be up against a stout field including Giuliano Razzoli of Italy, the gold medal winner in Vancouver.

8:30 a.m. -- Speedskating, Men's and Women's Team Pursuit, For the first time in 30 years, the Americans won't be bringing home a speedskating medal. A fairly disappointing showing from the United States. Not so for the Netherlands, who are poised to bring home gold in both the men's and women's events.

10 a.m. -- Men's Hockey Bronze Medal Game, USA vs. Finland, NBC Sports Network: It's not exactly where the Americans had hoped to be, but they can still salvage a medal with a victory over Finland Saturday.

11:30 a.m. -- Men's Four-Man Bobsled, The four-man bobsled event kicks off Saturday with the first two of four runs. Steve Holcomb, who won bronze at the two-man event in Sochi, will look for his second consecutive Olympic gold in the four-man.

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