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Olympics Channel Surfing: And So It Begins

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 ]

Noteable Noteables:

  • 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).
  • 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).

Best Dressed:

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”

Tags: 2014 Sochi Olympics AHL All-star Classic

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