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Saturday, February 15th, 2014
USA-RUSSIA MEN’S HOCKEY THRILLING CONCLUSION AIRS IN PRIMETIME TONIGHT ON NBC; FEB. 15 NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC & USA HIGHLIGHTS
Tonight at 8/7c on NBC: Overtime and Shootout from Team USA’s Thrilling 3-2 Win Over Russia; Al Michaels and Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Join Meredith Vieira to Discuss Victory
Julia Mancuso Competes in Super-G, Aims to Tie Bode Miller’s U.S. Record Five Alpine Skiing Medals
John Daly and Matt Antoine Challenge for Medals in Men’s Skeleton Final
Speed Skater Shani Davis Competes in 1500m Final, J.R. Celski Skates in 1000m Final in Short Track
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 15, 2014 – Coming up on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games:
- Tonight at 8/7c on NBC, relive overtime and the eight-round shootout from Team USA’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Russia in men’s hockey. Al Michaels, who called the “Miracle on Ice” in the 1980 Winter Games, and NBC Sports’ lead hockey play-by-play announcer Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, will join host Meredith Vieira to discuss the dramatic win, highlighted by forward T.J. Oshie, who scored on four of six shootout attempts, and goaltender Jonathan Quick.
- Also in primetime tonight, Julia Mancuso competes in the super-G as she looks to tie Bode Miller’s U.S.-record five alpine skiing medals; John Daly and Matt Antoine challenge for medals in the men’s skeleton final; speed skater Shani Davis competes in the 1500m final; and J.R. Celski skates in the 1000m final in short track. For more information on tonight’s primetime program on NBC, click here.
- Tomorrow’s live coverage on NBCSN begins at 3 a.m. ET with Team USA vs. Canada in men’s curling, and is highlighted by live coverage of Team USA vs. Slovenia in men’s hockey at 7:15 a.m. ET. In addition, NBCSN will feature Team USA’s 3-2 shootout victory over Russia as its Game of the Day, airing at 4:30 p.m. ET. NBCSN’s live Olympic coverage also includes the ice dancing short dance in figure skating.
- USA’s live men’s hockey tripleheader coverage begins at 3 a.m. ET with Austria vs. Norway, followed by Russia vs. Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET and Canada vs. Finland at noon ET. MSNBC’s live coverage begins at 5 a.m. ET with Team USA vs. Canada in women’s curling.
FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC & USA COVERAGE OF THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI:
Emrick following Team USA’s 3-2 win: “So many paid their rubles to see the home team win – not this game, not tonight.”
Eddie Olczyk on Team USA’s 3-2 win over Russia: “Doc, this game, was tremendously tremendous – it had everything.”
Olczyk on Oshie, who took six of Team USA’s eight shootout attempts: “This is all you want as an athlete – to be on center stage over and over again.”
Dan Patrick to Oshie: “You take your good old time…your EKG probably was flat-lining. It seemed like you were the calmest guy in the building.”
Patrick: “T.J. Oshie – not a bad day in the office.”
Oshie on hearing that Barack Obama tweeted about the win: “I did hear that and I got a little nervous and I lost my breath a little bit… It was so soon since it’s happened, so I don’t think it’s really sunk in.”
Pierre McGuire on T. J. Oshie’s comments following the shootout: “He said, ‘I had a partner out there – Quickie’ – Jonathan Quick. How many guys would actually say that in other sports? ‘I had a partner out there actually helping me out.’”
Vladimir Pozner on the importance of Russia’s loss against USA: “Psychological. It doesn’t mean anything in the sense of if Russia wins the next game against Slovakia, they proceed. But it’s very important because it’s that feeling ‘we’ve got to beat the Americans.’”
Cris Collinsworth on Team USA men’s hockey vs. Russia: “I really believe it was one of the greatest tributes to professional athletes I’ve ever seen. This is not a medal-round game… and from the minute they dropped the puck, I looked over at Al [Michaels] and said ‘This looks like they’re playing for an NHL Stanley Cup!’ It was fantastic, it was beyond that.”
Cris Collinsworth: “Could you imagine if we get a second one of those games [USA vs. Russia]? America will shut down to watch that. That was as good as you could get.”
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