We Have a Lot More Tomorrow, But Please Know This…

NBC will televise Team USA’s quarterfinal game at 3:00 PM ET/PT on Wednesday, February 24.

Your Wonderful Upcoming Two Days of Puck

VANCOUVER – February 20, 2010 – NBC’s Sunday primetime coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games begins tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

In a true North American battle and one of the most anticipated men’s hockey games of the Olympics, Team USA takes on Sidney Crosby and Team Canada, live on MSNBC. MSNBC will provide long-form coverage of the game in its entirety with an extended pregame show beginning live at 7 p.m. ET.

NBC DAYTIME:
Daytime coverage includes a classic hockey match-up between Alexander Ovechkin and Team Russia against the Czech Republic, live.

NBC
Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey – Russia vs. Czech Republic (LIVE)

Cable
MSNBC

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey – USA vs. Canada (LIVE)

Midnight – 3:00 a.m.
Men’s Ice Hockey – Finland vs. Sweden (LIVE)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

Men’s Ice Hockey

The men’s ice hockey tournament continues with a classic matchup, Russia vs. Czech Republic, with Russia being led by NHL star Alexander Ovechkin.

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS:
Men’s Ice Hockey: USA vs. Canada – This LIVE showdown is the most anticipated event in the host country before the gold medal game, as the North American powers face off in a rematch of the Olympic Games gold medal match-up in Salt Lake eight years ago.

Highlights for Monday, February 22 include:

Cable
USA

Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey – Semifinal (LIVE)

CNBC
5:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

Women’s Ice Hockey -Semifinal (LIVE)

USA & CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:
Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey: The USA and Canadian women’s hockey teams are expected to meet for gold later on Thursday, but first they must get past the semifinals, shown LIVE on USA and CNBC. Team USA is coached by 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hero Mark Johnson and led by four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero (Harper Woods, Minn.)

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Previous 24 or so-ish Hours of Hockey Action Quote-Style

BELOW HIGHLIGHTS ARE FROM THIS MORNING’S MSNBC COVERAGE

MSNBC
Midnight – 3:00 a.m.

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: FINLAND vs. GERMANY
Bill Patrick (Host), Jeremy Roenick (Studio Analyst), Mike Milbury (Studio Analyst), Kenny Albert (Play-by-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst)
Finland: 5 Germany: 0

ALBERT ON TEAM FINLAND’S VICTORY: “A 5-0 victory for Finland over Germany. There’s Teemu Selanne, he sets an Olympic record with his 37th career point!”

TEAM FINLAND’S TEEMU SELANNE ON BREAKING AN OLYMPIC SCORING RECORD: “I am not so big of a number guy, especially now when I’m still playing. Maybe one day when I’m not playing I’ll look back and I’ll get a little feeling. But, obviously I’ve played a long time and this is my fifth Olympics, and I’ve always played with great players. They have really helped me and making this possible. It’s a nice honor.”

TEAM FINLAND’S TEEMU SELANNE ON RIVALRY WITH SWEDEN:
“We have a really love and hate relationship with the Swedes. Individually they are all great guys but as a country we always try to compete against each other, and we think they are like our big brothers. It’s hard to beat them, but once in a while you got to do it. So, hopefully Sunday we can do it.”

TEAM FINLAND’S KIMMO TIMONEN ON TEEMU SELANNE BREAKING AN OLYMPIC SCORING RECORD:
“Well, we all know Teemu and what kind of person he is. Off the ice he is great. Great teammate if you need help; he is always there to help you out. Obviously on the ice, how many goals he has scored throughout his career; he is a great piece of our team and a great guy as well.”

TEAM GERMANY’S CHRISTIAN EHRHOFF ON VANCOUVER:
“It’s a lot of fun, it’s a great city and a great host.”

MSNBC

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY: SWITZERLAND VS. NORWAY
Bill Patrick (Host), Jeremy Roenick (Studio Analyst), Mike Milbury (Studio Analyst), Mike Emrick (Play-by-Play), Eddie Olczyk (Analyst), Pierre McGuire (Reporter)
Switzerland: 5 Norway: 4

ROENICK ON THE GAME: “We have seen some of the best goals that we have seen in this tournament today. Unbelievable talent, unbelievable teamwork.”

ROENICK ON TEAM SWITZERLAND ENJOYING THE OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE: “You look on the bench, and they’re all laughing, having fun and having a blast. That’s what the Olympic experience is like; it’s good to see.”

EMRICK ON SWITZERLAND:”Only the third over-time winning goal in the Olympics.”

OLCZYK ON TEAM NORWAY: “The resiliency of this team and being able to overcome those momentum surges by the Swiss, that’s what the Olympic games are about. It’s about creating opportunity, taking advantage of those momentum surges, and just playing within yourself.”

MILBURY ON THE GAME: “This was the most entertaining game of the Olympics.”

MSNBC, Men’s Ice Hockey:
Slovakia 6 vs. Latvia 0
Bill Patrick (Host), Mike Milbury (Studio Analyst), Jeremy Roenick (Studio Analyst), Kenny Albert (Play-By-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst)

Roenick on Slovakia: “They are full of NHL talent, they have a lot of good goal scorers and they have a great goaltender.”

Slovakia’s Marian Gaborik on the Olympics: “There’s definitely pressure to play for your country. It’s a big honor, it’s every four years and it’s a very big challenge to play against the best players in the world.”

Slovakia’s Marian Hossa on playing next to his brother Marcel Hossa: “It’s not going to get better than that. I am going to try and enjoy every little bit of it.”