Winter Olympics Viewer's Guide: Saturday, Feb. 15
A full slate of Olympic action is on tap for Saturday, including Shani Davis' run at a medal, along with USA vs. Russia in men's hockey.
Trying to watch the Olympics? Even with NBCOlympics.com 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.
The Olympics have a full slate of action Saturday, including men's and women's hockey. Don't forget that a lot of these events will be repackaged and shown in the prime time NBC slot so if you miss the big events live, you'll be able to see them later.
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2 a.m. ET -- Women's Super G, NBCOlympics.com: Julia Mancuso has a good shot at a medal to add to the bronze she won earlier in the combined event. Mancuso took home a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in this event, while Tina Maze finished first. Maze won gold in the downhill and will most likely be the favorite to win gold at this event.
3 a.m. ET -- Men's hockey: Slovakia vs. Slovenia, NBC Sports Network: If you can't sleep and need your hockey fix ... here you go. Both teams are 0-1 as Slovakia lost to the United States, while Slovenia lost to Russia.
3 a.m. ET -- Women's hockey quarterfinals: Finland vs. Sweden, MSNBC: The women's quarterfinals are under way. The winner of this game will advance to face the United States in the semifinals. Sweden went 2-1 with its only loss to Russia, so it will be the favorite to advance.
6:45 a.m. ET -- Men's 1000m short track semifinals, NBCOlympics.com: Short track is always one of the most exciting events to watch and this event should be a good one. Canada's Charle Cournoyer posted the fastest time in qualifying, while China's Dajing Wu was second. USA's J.R. Celski will look to reedem himself after failing to medal in the 1500m event.
7:15 a.m. ET -- Women's 1500m short track finals, NBCOlympics.com: China's Zhou Yang is the defending champion in this event and also holds the Olympics record with a time of 2:16.993. She should medal once again, but will be challenged by Italy's Arianna Fontana, who won silver in the 500m event. USA's Jessica Smith seeks redemption after falling in the 500m qualifying event.
7:30 a.m. ET -- Women's hockey quarterfinals: Switzerland vs. Russia, MSNBC: The second quarterfinal match with the winner advancing to face Canada in the semifinals. Russia went 3-0 in pool play, so expect the host country to advance to the next round.
7:30 a.m. ET -- Men's hockey: USA vs. Russia, NBC Sports Network: All eyes should be on this game as Team USA takes on host Russia. Coming off the big 7-1 win over Slovakia, Team USA has proven they can score as well as any team, but they will face a much more difficult task defensively against Russia. They'll have the home crowd behind them and expect this team to be very motivated.
7:45 a.m. ET -- Men's 1000m short track finals, NBCOlympics.com: The best times from earlier qualifying (6:45 a.m.) will face off for a medal in the short track finals. This could end up as one of the most exciting races in the short track.
8:30 a.m. ET -- Men's 1500m speed skating, NBCOlympics.com: Shani Davis' Olympics have been a disappointment as he failed to medal in the 500m and the 1000m events, so he'll be looking for the podium in his last chance for an individual medal. Davis won silver in 2010 and 2006 in this event. So far in Sochi, the Netherlands have dominated speed skating, winning eight of nine medals. It will once again be the country to beat.
11 a.m. ET -- Men's skeleton finals, NBC Sports Network: The United States has a good shot of at least one medal and maybe two as John Daly sits in third place after two runs, while Matthew Antoine is in fourth. The are both chasing Russia's Alexander Tretjyakov, who has a solid lead and was the only athlete to post a time under 56 seconds (55.95).
Noon ET -- Men's hockey: Switzerland vs. Czech Republic, USA: This is a big game in Group C as both teams are tied for second at 1-1. The Swiss team beat Lativa 1-0, while losing to Sweden 1-0. Czech Republic lots its first game 4-2, but bounced back and won Friday 4-2 over Latvia.
Noon ET -- Men's hockey: Sweden vs. Latvia, NBC Sports Network: Sweden, which is already 2-0 should have no trouble beating the winless Latvia squad.
1:15 p.m. ET -- Men's large hill ski jumping, NBCOlympics.com: If you haven't had your fill of Olympics on Saturday, the finals of ski jumping will be available in the afternoon for your viewing pleasure. Austria's Michael Haybock has a slim lead over Japan's Daiki Ito and Reruhi Shimizu after qualifying. Nicholas Alexander is the highest American in 30th place.
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