Sochi Olympics 2014: Day 9 Recap, Day 10 Schedule and How to Watch

Sure, there was a bigger story, but Matthew Antoine won a medal. - Mike Ehrmann

The home team finally takes the lead -- but the Americans took something far, far more important.

And suddenly, yesterday's co-leaders aren't in the lead at all anymore. Russia picked up three medals to vault into the lead, but they lost something which probably makes that small comfort. The Dutch snagged a pair to pull into a tie for second. Norway, tied for the lead with the USA last night, is now all the way down in fourth after a day bereft of visits to the podium. Germany also grabbed a pair, pushing Canada to the bottom of what is still a very clearly-defined top six:

COUNTRY G S B TOTAL
Russia 4 6 5 15
Netherlands 4 4 6 14
United States 4 3 7 14
Norway 4 3 6 13
Germany 7 3 2 12
Canada 4 5 3 12

Results:

Alpine Skiing:

WOMEN'S SUPER G
GOLD Anna Fenninger Austria 1:25.52
SILVER Maria Hoefl-Riesch Germany 1:26.07
BRONZE Nicole Hosp Austria 1:26.18

American Julia Mancuso finished 8th, and Leanne Smith was 18th. Laurenne Ross and Stacey Cook did not finish.

Biathlon:

No events today.

Bobsled:

Begins... holy crap, tomorrow, finally.

Cross-Country:

LADIES' RELAY 4x5k
GOLD A. Haag - I. Ingemarsdotter
C. Kalla - E. Wiken
Sweden 53:02.7
SILVER A. Kylloenen - K. Lahteenmaki
K. Niskanen - A. Saarinen
Finland 53:03.2
BRONZE S. Boehler - N. Fessel
D. Herrmann - C. Nystad
Germany 53:03.6X

Team USA (Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen, Elizabeth Stephen, and Jessica Diggins) finished in ninth place, two and a half minutes behind the lead.

Curling:

WOMEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 8
China 7-6 Sweden
Canada 8-6 Japan
Great Britain 10-8 Korea
MEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 9
China 9-6 Russia
Canada 7-5 Great Britain
Switzerland 9-3 Denmark
Sweden 8-4 Germany
WOMEN'S ROUND ROBIN
SESSION 9
Sweden 7-6 USA
Canada 5-3 Russia
Switzerland 8-6 Great Britain
Denmark 9-6 China

Today's men's results clinched semifinal berths for China and Sweden, and eliminated Denmark, Russia, and Switzerland. Germany was already toast. In the women's field, Canada clinched a semifinal berth today; Denmark and the USA have been eliminated.

Figure Skating:

No events today.

Freestyle Skiing:

No events today.

Ice Hockey:

WOMEN'S QUARTERFINALS
Sweden 4-2 Finland
Switzerland 2-0 Russia

Excitement in the first game, as Sweden took a 2-1 lead with 14:51 to play only to allow Finland to re-tie the game 12 seconds later. A power play inside of five minutes let Sweden retake the lead, and fantastic defense as Finland tried to equalize with an extra attacker in the final minute resulted in a transition goal into an empty net. Pernilla Winberg had three assists for Sweden, whose reward for winning today is to get thrown onto the ice against Team USA in the semifinals. Finland will face Germany in the consolation bracket.

Stefanie Marty scored for the Swiss midway through the first, and that was all they'd need; a Lara Stalder empty-netter with 21 seconds left condemned the Russian women to no medal. Switzerland will be perfectly content to have a shot at the bronze after they most likely get crushed again by Canada in the semis; Russia falls to the consolation bracket where they'll face Japan.

MEN'S GROUP A
Slovenia 3-1 Slovakia
USA 3-2 (so) Russia

The matinee featured 40 minutes of scoreless hockey followed by a Slovenian explosion. Rok Ticar, Tomaz Razingar, and Anze Kopitar scored for the Slovenes, and only a power play goal by Tomas Jurco with 18 seconds to play prevented Robert Kristan from keeping a clean sheet. Zdeno Chara finally showed up on the scoresheet with that goal.

The other Group A game, on the other hand, can only be described with one word: Epic.

Pavel Datsyuk scored twice for Russia, midway through both the second and third periods; in between, Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored for Team USA. A Russian goal was disallowed in the last few minutes because the net was off its moorings, and the Americans came up empty on a power play in the final two minutes, which sent the game to overtime. The overtime passed without scoring, so the game had to go to shootout.

T.J. Oshie scored on the first shot, and then after both teams missed twice, Ilya Kovalchuk saved the Russians by finding the net. After three shooters, there's no restriction on who can shoot; Oshie took every shot for the Americans from that point. Both teams missed in the fourth round; in the fifth and sixth, Datsyuk and Kovalchuk both scored, but Oshie answered each time. After Datsyuk and Oshie both missed in round seven, Kovalchuk missed to start round eight...

...and then Oshie ended it. Team USA is through to the quarterfinals; Russia is also through unless Canada and Finland also go to overtime tomorrow, in which case goal differential will come into play.

MEN'S GROUP C
Switzerland 1-0 Czech Republic
Sweden 5-3 Latvia

Jonas Hiller got his second straight shutout, and Simon Bodenmann gave the Swiss all they needed. In the other game, Sweden took only a single shot in each of four consecutive power play opportunities, and scored on all of them. Patrik Berglund, Erik Karlsson, Daniel Alfredsson, Jimmie Ericsson, and Alexander Edler who apparently isn't anyone's son scored for the Swedes, and Daniel Sedin had two assists. Lauris Darzins, Janis Sprukts, and Zemgus Girgensons found the net for Latvia.

Group C is done. Sweden advances straight to the quarterfinals; Switzerland's not going to be the lucky loser unless Russia loses to Slovakia and the Finland-Canada game is decided by eight goals. Somehow, that seems to be unlikely.

MEN'S GROUP C FINAL STANDINGS
TEAM W-L-OTW-OTL PTS GF-GA DIFF
Sweden 3-0-0-0 9 10-5 +5
Switzerland 2-1-0-0 6 2-1 +1
Czech Republic 1-2-0-0 3 6-7 -1
Latvia 0-3-0-0 0 5-10 -5

Luge:

No events today.

Nordic Combined:

No events today.

Short Track:

LADIES' 1500m
GOLD Yang Zhou China 2:19.140
SILVER Suk Hee Sim Korea 2:19.239
BRONZE Arianna Fontana Italy 2:19.416

Alyson Dudek was eliminated in the heats, but Jessica Smith and Emily Scott advanced. Smith bowed out there, and Scott would have, but she was impeded by Korean Ha-Ri Cho and was moved on to the final... where she got in another crash thanks to Korean Alang Kim, who was disqualified. Scott finished fifth. Smith took 7th, and Dudek 24th.

MEN'S 1500m
GOLD Viktor An Russia 1:25.325
SILVER Vladimir Grigorev Russia 1:25.399
BRONZE Sjinkie Knegt Netherlands 1:25.611

The entire American team was eliminated in the quarterfinals. Chris Creveling and Eduardo Alvarez finished third in their runs, and J.R. Celski didn't finish his. Creveling officially finished tenth, Alvarez 11th, Celski 13th. In the final, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, Korean Da Woon Sin was disqualified.

Skeleton:

MEN'S SKELETON
GOLD Alexander Tretiakov Russia 3:44.29
SILVER Martins Dukurs Latvia 3:45.10
BRONZE Matthew Antione USA 3:47.26

Tretiakov set the start time record on his first run, and then tied it... on every run. His start time on all four runs was exactly the same. That's consistency. American John Daly, who'd finished the second heat in bronze medal position, swapped places with Antoine after the third run, then nearly wiped out right at the start of the last slide when he popped out of the start groove. He finished at 3:49.11, in 15th place.

Ski Jumping:

MEN'S LARGE HILL
GOLD Kamil Stoch Poland 278.7
SILVER Noriaki Kasai Japan 277.4
BRONZE Peter Prevc Slovenia 274.8

Americans Nicholas Fairall and Nicholas Alexander failed to qualify for the final, and Anders Johnson was disqualified.

Snowboard:

No events today.

Speed Skating:

MEN'S 1500m
GOLD Zbigniew Brodka Poland 1:45.006
SILVER Koen Verweij Netherlands 1:45.009
BRONZE Denny Morrison Canada 1:45.22

Three one-thousandths of a second. The width of a skate blade. That was the difference between gold and silver. As for Team USA, their travails continue. Brian Hansen was 7th, Shani Davis 11th, Joey Mantia 22nd, and Jonathan Kuck 37th.

Looking ahead:

Here's today's schedule. ALL events are available live via streaming at NBCOlympics.com, so long as you're a customer of a participating cable, satellite or FIOS provider. All times Central. Medal events listed in BOLD.

DELAYED BROADCAST INFO: The following tags apply to the listed time windows on your local NBC station:

NBC Daytime 2:00pm-5:00pm
NBC Primetime 6pm-10:00pm
(replayed 11:30pm-3:30am)
NBC Latenight 10:30pm-11:30pm

It's Sunday! You get a whole extra HOUR of NBC Daytime! And also an extra half-hour of Primetime. If you've gotten used to the evening schedule, be aware that it starts an hour earlier, and that Latenight and the Primetime replay are half an hour earlier.

Be aware that NBC proper IS NOT SHOWING ANY LIVE COVERAGE OF THESE OLYMPICS.

Alpine Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S SUPER G midnight none NBC Primetime Bode Miller - Travis Ganong
Ted Ligety - Andrew Weibrecht

Biathlon:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S 15k MASS START 9:00am none 1:00pm, NBCSN
NBC Latenight
Tim Burke
Lowell Bailey

Bobsled:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
TWO-MAN (heats 1-2) 10:15am none NBC Primetime United States 1:
Steven Holcomb - Steven Langton
United States 2:
Cory Butner - Chris Fogt
United States 3:
Nick Cunningham - Dallas Robinson

Cross-Country:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S RELAY 4x10k 4:00am NBCSN NBC Daytime Andrew Newell - Erik Bjornsen
Noah Hoffman - Simeon Hamilton

Curling:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Matches
MEN'S SESSION 10 11:00pm none 2:00am, USA-CAN, NBCSN USA-Canada
Sweden-Russia
Great Britain-Norway
WOMEN'S SESSION 10 4:00am USA-CAN, MSNBC none USA-Canada
Sweden-Russia
Denmark-Korea
Japan-Switzerland
MEN'S SESSION 11 9:00am none 3:00pm, USA-SWE, CNBC China-Canada
USA-Sweden
Norway-Switzerland
Germany-Denmark

Figure Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
ICE DANCE (short program) 9:00am NBCSN NBC Primetime Maia Shibutani/Alex Shubutani
Madison Chock/Evan Bates
Meryl Davis/Charlie White

Freestyle Skiing:

No events today.

Ice Hockey:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Match
WOMEN'S CLASSIFICATIONS 2:00am none * Finland-Germany
MEN'S GROUP B 2:00am USA * Austria-Norway
MEN'S GROUP A 6:30am USA * Russia-Slovakia
MEN'S GROUP A 6:30am 6:00am, NBCSN * Slovenia-USA
WOMEN'S CLASSIFICATIONS 11:00am none * Russia-Japan
MEN'S GROUP B 11:00am USA * Finland-Canada
One match will re-air at 2:00pm on NBCSN.
At 3:30pm on NBCSN, yesterday's USA-Russia game will re-air in its entirety.

Luge:

No events today.

Nordic Combined:

No events today.

Short Track:

No events today.

Skeleton:

No events today.

Ski Jumping:

No events today.

Snowboard:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' SNOWBOARD CROSS
(seeding)
1:00am none none Lindsay Jacobellis - Faye Gulini
Jacqueline Hernandez
LADIES' SNOWBOARD CROSS
(quarterfinals)
3:15am none NBC Daytime TBD
LADIES' SNOWBOARD CROSS
(semifinals)
3:30am none NBC Daytime or
NBC Primetime
TBD
LADIES' SNOWBOARD CROSS (final) 3:40am none NBC Primetime TBD

Speed Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' 1500m 7:30am none NBC Primetime Heather Richardson
Jilleanne Rookard - Brittany Bowe
IF YOU INTEND TO WATCH TAPE-DELAYED COVERAGE, DON'T LOOK AT THE COMMENTS AFTER 11pm. YOU HAVE BEEN DULY WARNED.

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