Olympic Hockey Schedule 2018

Willie Desjardins

A recap of the Pyeongchang men's and women's hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA's gold-medal quests.

Boston College is paying close attention to women's ice hockey at the Olympic Games. He was on the ice for Slovenia's first goal, but not the final two.

Slovenia knotted the game at two with 1:37 remaining in the third period. A 2-0 lead, on goals by Brian O'Neill and Jordan Greenway, didn't really seem to do Team USA's performance total justice as Slovenia didn't get a lot going in their offensive zone.

Slovenia woke up in the third and dominated the first six minutes, leading to a Blaz Gregorc goal that cut the lead in half.

While the National Hockey League chose to sit this Olympics out, you will still recognize some of the players, at least on the USA side.

The two games featuring American teams are packed on to a schedule that features five games with a wide array of storylines.

The Slovenians pulled their goalie to score the tying goal in the closing minutes and then won it 38 seconds into overtime on a goal by Jan Mursak.

- Luge: Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman are huge contenders for Team USA in the men's doubles (9:30 a.m., NBCSN; 3 p.m. NBC). The U.S. will have to rebound quickly; its next game is on February 16 against Slovakia - a team coming off a big opening win against the Russians. Though the US women are defending world champs, the Canadians bring a 22-game Olympic winning streak into the contest.

The Swedish men make their Olympic debut, and besides Rasmus Dahlin (the likely No. 1 pick of the 2018 NHL Draft) another Swede's name caught my eye: Carl Klingberg, the older brother of Dallas Stars defenseman and Norris Trophy candidate John Klingberg. "So he's more like a power forward, doing a good job with the forecheck and stuff like that". The team's next game - leading up to the quarterfinals - is against Canada Feb. 15.

Fortunately for Russian Federation and the USA, all 12 teams advance beyond the group stage to the single-elimination portion of the tournament, but group play determines seeding; the victor of each group, plus the highest ranking runner-up, earn a first-round bye.

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