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Friday, February 14th, 2014
2014 SOCHI WINTER GAMES – FEB. 14 NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC & USA HIGHLIGHTS
Tonight at 8/7c on NBC: Skiers Bode Miller & Ted Ligety Compete in Super Combined Gold Medal Final
Americans Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown Skate in Gold Medal Figure Skating Final
Two-Time World Champion Noelle Pikus-Pace Takes Final Runs in Skeleton
Live Coverage of Team USA vs. Russia in Men’s Hockey Begins Saturday Morning at 7 a.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 14, 2014 – Coming up on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games:
- Tonight at 8/7c on NBC, five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller and reigning world champion Ted Ligety compete in the men’s super combined gold medal final, Jason Brown and Jeremy Abbott contend in in the free skate of the men’s figure skating gold medal final, and Noelle Pikus-Pace and Katie Uhlaender take their final runs in the women’s skeleton gold medal final. For more information on tonight’s primetime program on NBC, click here.
- Tomorrow’s live coverage on NBCSN begins at 3 a.m. ET and is highlighted by Team USA vs. Russia in men’s hockey with coverage beginning at 7 a.m. ET, as a storied Olympic rivalry that dates back to 1956 is renewed. NBCSN’s live coverage on Saturday also includes the 4x5km relay gold medal final in women’s cross-country, where Kikkan Randall and Team USA look to build upon their fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Championships, and the final runs in men’s skeleton.
- MSNBC hosts live Saturday coverage of the quarterfinal games in the 2014 women’s hockey tournament with Finland vs. Sweden at 3 a.m. ET and Switzerland vs. Russia at 7:30 a.m. ET. USA will provide live coverage of Switzerland and the Czech Republic in men’s hockey at noon ET.
FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC & USA COVERAGE OF THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI:
Johnny Weir on the men’s final figure skating warm-ups for the free skate: “These boys are flying around out here. Nobody is paying attention to anyone else. They’re all almost hitting each other. It is NASCAR out here in the world of rhinestones.”
Weir on Patrick Chan’s performance following Yuzuru Hanyu: “If you don’t have that motivation to win, if you don’t have the taste of blood, then you end up resting on your laurels.”
Tara Lipinski on Jeremy Abbott: “A lot of things would have to go right here for him to get a medal but it’s not about that. It’s about skating the Olympic performance you dream about and he’s doing it.”
Lipinski on Jeremy Abbott: “He tries to control his performance too much. He just has to let go.”
Mike Milbury Team Canada’s men’s hockey defense: “There are no limits – that’s the beauty of this defense. They cover all of the bases. It’s not just an offensive group, they can do it all…they have everything a defense corps should have, and then some.”
Pierre McGuire on Team Canada: “This team’s got so many different weapons it’s frightening – that’s why a lot of people think they’re a favorite to win.”
Keith Jones on Team Canada forward Jonathan Toews: “Toews is the complete package. There’s no question that not only does Sidney Crosby respect him, but the entire National Hockey League does, and so does the world based on how he played in Vancouver [in 2010].”
Milbury on Team Canada following 6-0 win over Austria: “I don’t think you can afford to be patient. This team was not very good against Norway, and there were some bumps in the road tonight…they’ve got to get it all figured out, sorted out, and the coach has to be bold enough to make those changes.”
Milbury on Sweden following captain Henrik Zetterberg being ruled out of remainder of Olympics due to injury: “This is one of the top half dozen players in the world. When any team loses a player of that caliber, it’s a broadside blow…I still think they’re going to be a great team, competitive, but I think this does their gold medal chances in.”
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