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Olympic Hockey Schedule 2014: TV Guide, Live Stream Info and Day 11 Predictions

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 17:  Megan Bozek #9 of the United States celebrates her goal with Kendall Coyne #26, Brianna Decker #14 and Anne Schleper #15 in the second period against Sweden during the Women's Ice Hockey Playoffs Semifinal game on day ten of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 17, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2014

The men’s and women’s ice hockey tournaments have been a highlight of the 2014 Winter Olympics thus far, and the expectations for Day 11 have grown after such exciting play.

With Team USA dominating in the men’s and women’s tournaments, the hype around the games each day and the potential matchups for the Americans has hardcore and casual hockey fans alike excited for the action.

Here is all the latest schedule information for Day 11.

 

Where: Shayba Arena and Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi, Russia

When: Tuesday, Feb. 18

Watch: NBC Sports Network and MSNBC

Live Stream: NBC Live Extra 

Day 10 Men's and Women's Hockey Schedule
DateTime (ET)ClassificationMatchupPredicted Winner
Feb. 183 a.m.Women'sGermany vs. JapanGermany
Feb. 183 a.m.Men'sSlovenia vs. AustriaSlovenia
Feb. 187:30 a.m.Women'sFinland vs. RussiaFinland
Feb. 187:30 a.m.Men'sRussia vs. NorwayRussia
Feb. 1812 p.m.Men'sCzech Republic vs. SlovakiaCzech Republic
Feb. 1812 p.m.Men'sSwitzerland vs. LatviaSwitzerland
Source. NBCOlympics.com and Sochi2014.com

 

Russia vs. Norway

Feb 16, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Russia forward Alex Ovechkin (8) hits the puck in a men's preliminary round ice hockey game against Slovakia during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

A battle against Norway should be the ideal elimination game for Team Russia after yet another overtime victory forced the squad out of the top four positions in the tournament, but the Russians can’t afford to take the Norwegians lightly.

Norway lost all three games in group play and have struggled most with consistency. Whether it’s in the offensive or defensive ends, the Norwegians have struggled to hang with their competition for all three periods.

The Russians have also struggled to find consistency in the offensive end, but with the raw skill on the roster—stars like Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Ilya Kovalchuk—and the advantage of playing in front of a raucous home crowd, this is Team Russia’s game to lose.

The winner of this battle will then go on to play the No. 4 seed Finland. As strong as the Finnish team have been in this tournament, the deeper roster and home ice advantage will give Team Russia the advantage in that matchup as well, if they can get by Norway.

Predicted Final Score: Russia 4, Norway 3

 

Switzerland vs. Latvia

Feb 15, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Switzerland goalie Jonas Hiller (1) makes a save against Czech Republic in a men's preliminary round ice hockey game during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY S
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The battle between Switzerland and Latvia is a rematch from group play in which the Swiss team held on for a 1-0 victory. Hockey fans should expect more of the same on Tuesday.

Team Switzerland is one of the strongest defensive teams in the competition. Not only does the nation boast a stellar defense, but the elite play of netminder Jonas Hiller—who has played 120 minutes during the Olympics and has yet to allow a goal—should send the Swiss to the next round.

Latvia have a strong core of players, but the team was winless through group play and will not pose a serious threat to Team Switzerland.

Regardless of which team pulls out the hard-fought victory in this elimination game, the next matchup is against the No. 3 seeded Canadians. Whether it’s Team Switzerland or Team Latvia that plays, it will be Team Canada heavily favored in the quarterfinals.

Predicted Final Score: Switzerland 3, Latvia 1

 

*All stats and information via NBCOlympics.com and Sochi2014.com.

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