Some Notes For Today’s Hockey Christmas

Please, check out TeamUSAnews.org for some fantastic info on the Vancouver Olympiad.

Also, head to NBCOlympics.com to check out LIVE streaming of today’s game and all of the Olympic hockey tourney.

That is all.  Enjoy the hockey.

Your Open Thread For International Hockey Christmas

NOTE: Other than USA-Norway, these are all pretty much guesses.

USA vs. Norway, 3PM, USA Network
Play by Play:
Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

Women: USA vs. Russia, 5:30 PM, MSNBC
Play by Play:
Kenny Albert
Color: AJ Mleczko

Canada vs. Norway, 8:00 PM, CNBC
Play by Play:
Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Reporter: Joe Micheletti

Women: Finland vs. China, JIP/10PM, CNBC
Play by Play:
Kenny Albert
Color: AJ Mleczko

Russia vs. Latvia, 12:30 AM, CNBC
Play by Play:
Mike Emrick
Color: Joe Micheletti
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

Your Listings For Today and Tomorrow at the Games From NBCUniversal

CABLE:
Men’s hockey and men’s and women’s curling make their 2010 Olympic debut today on cable. Team USA competes live in men’s hockey against Switzerland and in men’s curling against Germany on USA Network. On CNBC, live men’s hockey continues with Canada facing off against Norway and Russia against Latvia.  In women’s hockey, coming off of a 12-1 victory against China, Team USA faces Russia live on MSNBC.

Tuesday, February 16 (DAY 5)
Cable
USA
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey – USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

CNBC
5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey – Canada vs. Norway (LIVE)
Russia vs. Latvia (LIVE)
Women’s Ice Hockey – Finland vs. China (LIVE)

MSNBC
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey – USA vs. Russia (LIVE)

USA HIGHLIGHTS:
Men’s Ice Hockey: USA vs. Switzerland – The most anticipated international tournament in the sport – men’s hockey at a Canadian Olympics – begins. The USA roster is packed with rising young stars and top-notch goaltenders. Their competition starts LIVE against Switzerland.

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

Men’s Ice Hockey: Canada vs. Norway – One of the faces of the Games, hockey superstar Sidney Crosby, leads the Canadians in their drive for gold LIVE against Norway. “Sid the Kid” was controversially left off the 2006 Team Canada Olympic roster. Now, he’s arguably the tournament’s best player. No medal means more to the host country than gold in men’s ice hockey and the excitement level should be through the roof.

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS:
Women’s Ice Hockey: USA vs. Russia – Coached by 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hero Mark Johnson, the USA women’s hockey team is favored to meet Canada in the Gold Medal Final and today clashes with Russia, LIVE, in their second game of the tournament.

Wednesday, February 17 (DAY 6)
MSNBC
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey -Finland vs. Belarus (LIVE)
Women’s Ice Hockey – Canada vs. Sweden (LIVE)

CNBC
5:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey – Sweden vs. Germany (LIVE)
Czech Republic vs. Slovakia (LIVE)
Women’s Ice Hockey – Switzerland vs. Slovakia (LIVE)

Brief Highlights from Hockey Coverage Yesterday

Below are highlights from MSNBC’s Primetime coverage:

MSNBC, Women’s Ice Hockey:
Canada 10 vs. Switzerland 1
Bill Patrick (Host), Cammi Granato (Studio Analyst), Mike Emrick (Play-by-Play), AJ Mleczko (Analyst)

Granato on Canada: “The entire country is hoping for a gold. You would be hard pressed to find a Canadian that won’t be watching this tournament.”

Mleczko on Canada: “You talk about pressure in your homeland, but it’s not like anybody’s homeland. Hockey up here in Canada is a little bit different.”