OLYMPIC GAMEDAY – FEBRUARY 16

 

3:00 PM/ET
 

7:30 PM/ET
 

12:00 AM/ET
 

Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Watch games online on NBC or CTV in Canada.
 
 
We'll be doing gameday posts each day of the Men's Hockey Tournament.
 
Why only the men?
To keep Charlie happy and because it's the only one featuring NHL players.
 
We'll probably do a gameday for the Women's Final.
 

 

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Ryan Miller will likely get the start today.
Both Miller and Jonathan Quick will have to remove slogans from their helmets.
 
USA lines (from Michael Russo):
 
Zach Parise – Paul Stastny – Patrick Kane
Bobby Ryan – Chris Drury – David Backes
Dustin Brown – Ryan Kesler – Jamie Langenbrunner
Ryan Malone – Joe Pavelski – Phil Kessel/Ryan Callahan

Ryan Suter – Brian Rafalski
Tim Gleason -Erik Johnson
Jack Johnson -Brooks Orpik

 
 
 
Roberto Luongo will get the start today.
 
Canada's lines (also from Michael Russo):
 
Rick Nash – Sidney Crosby – Patrice Bergeron
Patrick Marleau – Joe Thornton – Dany Heatley
Eric Staal – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Mike Richards/Brenden Morrow – Jonathan ToewsJarome Iginla

Chris Pronger – Dan Boyle
Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Scott Niedermayer – Shea Weber

 
 
 
Russia will be going with five man units (Michael Russo again):
 
Alex OvechkinPavel Datsyuk – Alexander Semin
Denis GrebeshkovKonstantin Korneev

lya KovalchukEvgeni Malkin – Maxim Afinogenov

Fedor Tyutin – Sergei Gonchar

Sergei Fedorov – Viktor Kozlov – Alex Radulov

Dmitry Kalinin – Anton Volchenkov

Danis ZaripovSegey ZinovyevAlexey Morozov

Andrei Markov – Ilya Nikulin
 
Evgeni Nabokov will probably start in goal, but we're not sure.
 
 
We should write more about Switzerland, Latvia and Norway… but we don't know much about them.
 
The PG has some great penguins coverage.
 
Dejan Kovacevic of the PG, one of the few actual decent writers in Pittsburgh is blogging the Olympics:
 
Malkin will wear No. 11 in this tournament, a number "from my childhood." He had a brief talk with Sidney Crosby this morning. "We've been playing together for five years, we won the Stanley Cup together, and we're friends. I told him good luck. I would never wish him anything bad." But will Malkin hit Crosby? "Yes. And not just once." … Malkin and Gonchar came here by private jet.
 
 
Oh man.
 
another place with great coverage:
 
 
 
We also are trying to track down good links for people to get online and watch the games.
NBC online will be streaming the games live as well.
 
If you have any, leave them in the comments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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