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Olympic Hockey TV Schedule - Preliminary Round And More

Hey there, you wonderfully loyal Tampa Bay Lightning fans!  I hope you are all anticipating an excellent tournament what with a bunch of our own Bolts participating in all the fun that is Olympic hockey over the next few weeks.

Since the games have begun, you may like to have a one-stop reference point to effectively plan your TV time in order to catch all our Bolts in action.  The gold medal game will be played at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, February 23, on NBC.

In the meantime, here is the schedule for live games during the preliminary round, so get out your phone/calendar/post-its/whatever:

Date                 Game                                       Time (ET)             Live TV

Wed, Feb. 12    Czech Republic vs. Sweden              12 p.m.                            USA

Wed, Feb. 12    Latvia vs. Switzerland                         12 p.m.                      MSNBC

Thu, Feb. 13      Finland vs. Austria                              3 a.m.                         NBCSN

Thu, Feb. 13      Russia vs. Slovenia                            7:30 a.m.                   MSNBC

Thu, Feb. 13      Slovakia vs. United States             7:30 a.m.                   NBCSN

Thu, Feb. 13      Canada vs. Norway                            12 p.m.                        USA

Fri, Feb. 14       Czech Republic vs. Latvia                  3 a.m.                        MSNBC

Fri, Feb. 14       Sweden vs. Switzerland                    7:30 a.m.                    NBCSN

Fri, Feb. 14       Canada vs. Austria                               12 p.m.                         USA

Fri, Feb. 14       Norway vs. Finland                              12 p.m.                      MSNBC

Sat, Feb. 15      Slovakia vs. Slovenia                            3 a.m.                        MSNBC

Sat, Feb. 15      United States vs. Russia                     7:30 a.m.                  NBCSN

Sat, Feb. 15      Switzerland vs. Czech Republic        12 p.m.                     NBCSN

Sat, Feb. 15      Sweden vs. Latvia                                   12 p.m.                        USA

Sun, Feb. 16     Austria vs. Norway                                 3 a.m.                         USA

Sun, Feb. 16     Russia vs. Slovakia                              7:30 a.m.                     USA

Sun, Feb. 16     Slovenia vs. United States                7:30 a.m.                  NBCSN

Sun, Feb. 16     Finland vs. Canada                                 12 p.m.                       USA

All teams will advance to the seeded qualification round; the top 4 teams draw a bye and the others will compete on Tuesday, 18 Feb.  I’ll update the schedule for those games as it gets closer.

Four teams will advance to the quarter-finals on Wednesday, 19 February, then to the semi-finals on Friday, 21 February at 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. (noon).  Both games will be broadcast on NBCSN.

The bronze medal game will be played on Saturday, 22 Feb, at 10 a.m. on NBCSN.  The gold medal game will be played on Sunday, 23 Feb, at 7 a.m. on NBC.

Whew!  Time for a nap.

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