Channel Surfing is Too Many Men On The Site’s quick guide to tonight’s NHL action, as well as any other interesting broadcasts in the world of hockey. Included is a list of the scheduled games, game notes, as well as a pregame warm up song.
Olympics – Women’s Hockey
Switzerland vs Finland 3:00 AM [ Preview ]
Canada vs United States 7:30 AM [ Preview ]
Olympics – Men’s Hockey
Czech Republic vs Sweden 12:00 PM
Latvia vs Switzerland 12:00 PM
AHL All-Star Classic
2014 AHL All-Star Classic 6:30 PM [ Broadcast Info ]
- It’s our first real busy day in the world of hockey in awhile. The Women’s Olympic tournament continues with the the showdown we have all been waiting for: United States vs Canada. The two gold medal favorites square off in group play for a preview of what is to come later on in the tournament. It feels like ages since I last watched an NHL game, but the Men’s tournament finally gets started today. Finally, after all of the Olympic action, the AHL All-Star game between the AHL All-Stars and Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League is on at 6:30.
- Just some quick stats to show how much Team USA and Canada have been dominating the Women’s tournament: Canada is out shooting their opponents by 41.5% and the United States has out shot their opponents 35.5%. The next closest team is Russia, with 19.0%. How about SV%; for Canada that’s easy: 100%, that’s right, no one has scored on them yet! The United States has allowed one goal, so they have a SV% of 96%. The United States does have a higher goal differential than Canada (+11 vs +8) and are averaging more goals per game (+5.5 vs +4.0).
- Today we get to see one of the best defense cores in the Men’s tournament take the ice: Team Sweden. Erik Karlsson, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Niklas Kronwall, Alex Edler are just a few examples. Oh, and once you get passed them, you still have to deal with Henrik Lundqvist in net.
- The Czech Republic is the unofficial retirement home for the Sochi games: they have 10 players over the age of 30, including Petr Nedved (42), and Jaromir Jagr (41, soon to be 42).
I am going with the Czech Republic vs Sweden. It seems I have featured Sweden in this a lot, but the yellow and blue jerseys just seem to match up nicely and make for a good looking game.
TMMOTS Pregame Warm Up Song:
The Gaslight Anthem – “The Queen of Lower Chelsea”