Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/19/13 at 04:22 PM ET
In a huge press release from NBC, they announced their coverage of the Winter Olympic Games.
I am posting only the hockey related information..
NBC will present coverage of the men’s and women’s ice hockey gold medal games live across all time zones;
- o The women’s gold medal game airs on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Noon ET/9 am PT;
- o The men’s gold medal game airs on Sunday, Feb. 23, with coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT;
LIVE MEN’S HOCKEY
NBCSN will present 16 men’s live hockey games through the bronze medal game, including qualifying, playoff, quarterfinal and semifinal games. Live men’s hockey medal-round coverage begins Tuesday, February 18 at 3 a.m. ET. The network will air three Team USA qualifying-round games, including Team USA vs. Russia on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Russia’s Olympic hockey rivalry with the United States 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. Since competing as Russia, however, Olympic hockey’s most successful nation has yet to win a gold medal. Team USA games beyond the qualifying round are TBD.
LIVE WOMEN’S HOCKEY
NBCSN’s women’s hockey coverage features seven live games through the semifinal round and the bronze medal game. Qualifying-round coverage is highlighted by three Team USA games, including Team USA vs. Canada on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Since women’s hockey was added to the Olympic program at the 1998 Nagano Games, Team USA and Canada have won all four gold medals, with Canada winning three times (2002, 2006, 2010) and the U.S. once (1998). The rivals have met in the gold medal game at every tournament except 2006.
NBCSN’s Olympic coverage begins with Team USA facing Finland in women’s hockey on Saturday, February 8 at 3 a.m. ET. Team USA games beyond the qualifying round are TBD.
You can read the full release here.
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