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.