Winter Olympics Live Schedule: Friday, Feb. 21

by | February 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM | Olympics

U.S. goalie Jonathan Quick (Pool/Getty)

 

2:45-3:25am ET:  Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Ski Cross – Qualifying

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/freestyle-skiing/winter/14739

Switzerland’s Fanny Smith dominated this most unpredictable sport last year. Canada’s Marielle Thompson is a rising star.  No Americans entered in this event.

 

3:30-630am ET:  Curling – Men’s Bronze Medal Game – China vs. Sweden

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14756

 

4:30-6:55am ET:  Bobsled – Men’s Four-Man – Training Day 3

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/bobsled/winter/14718

Steve Holcomb hopes to extend USA Bobsled’s Sochi medal run where American sleds have already captured three medals.  Holcomb piloted the USA four-man team to an historic gold medal in Vancouver

 

4:30-6am ET:  Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Ski Cross – Finals

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/freestyle-skiing/winter/14742

 

7-9:30am ET: Ice Hockey – Men’s Semifinal – Sweden vs. Finland

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/15090

Rematch of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games gold medal game won by Sweden.  Features two of the NHL’s top goalies in Finland’s Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins) and Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers.)

 

7:45-9am ET:  Alpine Skiing – Women’s Slalom – Run One 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/alpine-skiing/winter/14749

Mikaela Shiffrin, the 18-year old American phenom, is the reigning world and World Cup champion in her slalom specialty.

 

8:30-11:55am ET:  Curling – Men’s Gold Medal Game – Great Britain vs. Canada

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/curling/winter/14759

Canada – which won women’s curling gold – will be looking for its second curling gold medal from Sochi facing Great Britain, which is guaranteed its first meal since curling returned to the Winter Olympic Games program in 1998.

 

8:30-10:25am ET:  Speed Skating – Men’s & Women’s Team Pursuit – Prelims

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/speed-skating/winter/14762

Netherland’s men’s and  women’s team, not surprisingly, are loaded with Olympic medalists and big favorites in both races. The Dutch have already won more single sport medals (23)  at single Olympics than any nation.

 

9:30-11am ET:  Biathlon – Women’s 4 x 6 Kilometer Relay 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/biathlon/winter/14767

Norway is favored but don’t discount Belarus and their prolific anchor, Dara Domracheva, who already has captured three gold medals in Sochi biathlon.

 

11:15am-12:225pm ET:  Alpine Skiing – Women’s Slalom – Run Two

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/alpine-skiing/winter/14754

Mikaela Shiffrin, the 18-year old American phenom, is the reigning world and World Cup champion in her slalom specialty.

 

11:3am-2:15pm ET:  Short Track – Men’s 500 Meters Final, Women’s 1,000-Meter Final, Men’s Relay Final 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/short-track/winter/14748

J.R. Celski hopes to salvage what’s been a disappointing Olympics for USA Short Track that still has not won a medal.  Celski, the reigning world record holder in the 500, faces a loaded field that includes Sochi gold medalists Viktor Ahn, from Russia and Canada’s Charles Hamelin, the defending 500 champ. Celski is also expected to anchor the US relay.

 

Noon–2:30pm ET – Men’s Ice Hockey – USA vs. Canada 

http://stream.nbcolympics.com/hockey/winter/15091

The eagerly awaited 2010 gold medal rematch takes place in the semifinals in Sochi.  Sidney Crosby netted the game-winning, OT goal for Canada against Americans in Vancouver. Phil Kessel of the USA has five goals and three assists in the Sochi hockey tournament.