Sochi Olympics 2014: Day 14 Recap, Day 15 Schedule and How to Watch

We don't discuss the other medal, because "slashing". - Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

A two-medal day vaults Team USA to a significant, though not impassable, lead in the medal count.

The United States waited until deep into the evening to get on the board again, but once they did they racked up a quick pair of medals to extend their lead in the medal count to equal the largest lead anyone's had the entire games. Canada also scored a pair, both of which they were assured of before they even woke up this morning. Russia, Norway, and Germany each found the podium once. Shut out today were the Dutch, but we suddenly have an interloper to take into account. France racked up four medals today to pull within one of the Germans, giving us a valid excuse to finally turn out top six into a top seven:

COUNTRY G S B TOTAL
United States 8 6 11 25
Russia 7 9 7 23
Netherlands 6 7 9 22
Norway 10 4 7 21
Canada 7 9 4 20
Germany 8 4 4 16
France 4 4 7 15

Results:

Alpine Skiing:

No events today.

Biathlon:

No events today.

Bobsled:

No events today.

Cross-Country:

No events today.

Curling:

WOMEN'S CURLING
GOLD Canada
SILVER Sweden
BRONZE Great Britain
4th Switzerland

Great Britain beat the Swiss 6-5 in the bronze medal game, supplying Eve Muirhead and Anna Sloan with a medal after a rough start to round-robin. With a 4-3 lead and the hammer going into the ninth end, Canada housed a pair and Sweden conceded the gold.

Figure Skating:

LADIES' (free skate)
GOLD Adelina Sotnikova Russia 224.59
SILVER Yuna Kim Korea 219.11
BRONZE Carolina Kostner Italy 216.73

For the first time since the 20-year war-aided gap between 1932 and 1952, the USA goes two straight Olympics without a ladies' singles figure skating medal. Gracie Gold finished a distant 4th, Ashley Wagner 7th, and Polina Edmunds 9th. Carolina Kostner is a new Italian hero; her bronze is the first-ever medal for Italy in ladies' singles.

Freestyle Skiing:

MEN'S SKI CROSS
GOLD Jean Frederic Chapuis France
SILVER Arnaud Boloventa France
BRONZE Jonathan Midol France

France announces its presence in a big way, sweeping the podium and closing to within one medal of the top six. The only American in the event, John Teller, crashed during the 1/8 final and did not finish.

LADIES' SKI HALFPIPE
GOLD Maddie Bowman USA 89.00
SILVER Marie Martinod France 85.40
BRONZE Ayana Onazuka Japan 83.20

All four USA entrants made the final; Brita Sigourney finished 6th, Annalisa Drew 9th, and Angeli VanLaanen 11th.

Ice Hockey:

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
GOLD Canada
SILVER USA
BRONZE Switzerland
4th Sweden

Switzerland erupted for four third-period goals, becoming the first women's hockey team to wipe out a two-goal third-period deficit in a medal game. It's the first hockey medal for the Swiss since the men won the bronze in 1948; they also won the bronze in 1928, and those two medals had something in common: they were won in Switzerland. So this is the first Swiss hockey medal won on foreign soil, as well.

Jessie Vetter was an impenetrable wall for 56 minutes, and Team USA's defense managed to kill off a 5-on-3 penalty without even allowing a shot on goal. Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter scored for the Americans, and they held a 2-0 lead with three-and-a-half to go. And then Canada charged back. Brianne Jenner scored. Canada pulled Shannon Szabados for an extra attacker. A wild clear by the US almost went in the empty net, but bounced off the goal post. And then with 55 seconds left, Marie-Philip Poulin dinked the puck into a hole that barely seemed to exist. Tie game. Overtime.

Team USA got a power play six minutes in when Catherine Ward was called for cross-checking, and then everything went bad. Five seconds later, Jocelyn LaMoureax was called for slashing on a terribly dubious call; arguably, the "slash" was a stick motion anticipating a shot rebound. A little over a minute later, Hilary Knight was called for cross-checking; it probably could have been a penalty shot, but the penalty itself was bad enough. Just 39 seconds later, with Canada having a two-skater advantage, Poulin scored again and it was all over. Canada had won the gold... again.

LEADING SCORERS
PLAYER COUNTRY G A PTS
Michelle Karvinen Finland 5 2 7
Pernilla Winberg Sweden 4 3 7
Amanda Kessel USA 3 3 6
Hilary Knight USA 3 3 6
Kendall Coyne USA 2 4 6
Brianna Decker USA 2 4 6
Yekaterina Smolentseva Russia 2 4 6

Karvinen led all goal-scorers with 5, followed by Winberg and Team USA's Alex Carpenter with four. Team USA's Jocelyn LaMoureux had no goals, but led the tournament with five assists; eight players had four each.

Luge:

All events completed.

Nordic Combined:

TEAM LARGE HILL/4x5km
GOLD Magnus Hovdal Moan
Haavard Klemetsen
Magnus Krog
Joergen Graabak
Norway 47:13.5
SILVER Eric Frenzel
Bjoern Kirchesen
Johannes Rydzek
Fabian Riessle
Germany 47:13.8X
BRONZE Lukas Klapfer
Christoph Bieler
Bernhard Gruber
Mario Stecher
Austria 47:16.9

Team USA (Todd Lodwick, Taylor Fletcher, Brian Fletcher, Bill DeMong) finished sixth.

Short Track:

No events today.

Skeleton:

All events completed.

Ski Jumping:

All events completed.

Snowboard:

No events today.

Speed Skating:

No events today.

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-4:00pm
NBC Primetime 7pm-10:00pm
(replayed 1:00am-4:00am)
NBC Latenight midnight-1:00am

Be aware that NBC proper IS NOT SHOWING ANY LIVE COVERAGE OF THESE OLYMPICS other than the hockey gold medal games.

Alpine Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S SLALOM (run 1) 6:45pm none NBC Primetime Mikaela Shiffrin - Julia Ford
Megan McJames - Resi Stiegler
WOMEN'S SLALOM (run 2) 10:15am none NBC Primetime Mikaela Shiffrin - Julia Ford
Megan McJames - Resi Stiegler

Biathlon:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
WOMEN'S 4x5k RELAY 8:30am NBCSN NBC Daytime Susan Dunklee - Hannah Dreissigacker
Sara Studebaker - Annelies Cook

Bobsled:

No events today.

Cross-Country:

No events today.

Curling:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Matches
MEN'S BRONZE MEDAL GAME 2:30pm NBCSN* none China-Sweden
* - Window shared with Ladies' Ski Cross.
MEN'S GOLD MEDAL GAME 7:30am none 4:00pm, CNBC Canada-Great Britain

Figure Skating:

All events completed.

Freestyle Skiing:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
LADIES' SKI CROSS (qualification) 1:45am 2:00am, NBCSN* none none
LADIES' SKI CROSS (1/8) 3:30am NBCSN* 8:30am, NBCSN none
LADIES' SKI CROSS (quarterfinals) 4:05am NBCSN* 8:30am, NBCSN none
LADIES' SKI CROSS (semifinals) 4:25am NBCSN* NBC Daytime none
LADIES' SKI CROSS (final) 4:41am NBCSN* NBC Daytime none
* Window shared with Men's Curling bronze medal game.

Ice Hockey:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV Match
MEN'S SEMIFINAL 6:00am NBCSN 2:00pm, NBCSN Sweden-Finland
MEN'S SEMIFINAL 11:00am 10:30pm, NBCSN 4:00pm, NBCSN USA-Canada
† Window shared with Ladies' Team Pursuit Speed Skating; presumably during intermission.

Luge:

All events completed.

Nordic Combined:

All events completed.

Short Track:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S 500m (quarterfinals) 10:30am none NBC Primetime J.R. Celski
LADIES' 1000m (quarterfinals) 10:44am none NBC Primetime Jessica Smith - Emily Scott
MEN'S 500m (semifinals) 11:13am none NBC Primetime TBD
LADIES' 1000m (semifinals) 11:21am none NBC Primetime TBD
MEN'S 500m (finals) 11:43am none NBC Primetime TBD
LADIES' 1000m (finals) 11:53am none NBC Primetime TBD
MEN'S 5000m RELAY (final) 12:18am none NBC Primetime Eduardo Alvarez - J.R. Celski
Chris Creveling - Jordan Malone

Skeleton:

All events completed.

Ski Jumping:

All events completed.

Snowboard:

No events today.

Speed Skating:

Event Time (CT) Live TV Delayed TV USA Participants
MEN'S TEAM PURSUIT (quarterfinals) 7:30am none NBC Primetime Shani Davis - Jonathan Kuck
Brian Hansen - Joey Mantia
LADIES' TEAM PURSUIT (quarterfinals) 8:23am none 10:30am, NBCSN
NBC Latenight
Brittany Bowe - Heather Richardson
Kelly Gunther - Jilleanne Rookard
MEN'S TEAM PURSUIT (semifinals) 9:13am none NBC Primetime TBD
† Window shared with USA-Canada hockey; presumably during intermission.
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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