Editor's note: Whoops, this thread was supposed to go up at 2:15 a.m. for all the day's games. Due to operator idiocy, it was 12 hours late. So, um, enjoy this Boston bar reaction to TJ Oshie, and also the following perfect video:
Saturday's action begins early (again, for North Americans) with the Butch Goring Dream Matchup of Slovakia vs. Slovenia at 3 a.m. EST.
But the big match of Saturday, the one everyone has been anticipating, is Russia vs. USA at 7:30 a.m.
Surely no one thinks this is anywhere near 1980 levels -- and certainly not near 1980 stakes -- but rather its a slightly flawed host-nation team against a deep squad of Western invaders.
The full schedule and TV assignments via NHL.com is below. Chat it up, live it up, or just take in some hockey.
|Sat Feb 15, 2014||Slovakia||Slovenia||3:00 AM ET||SNET,NBCSN||PREVIEW›|
|Sat Feb 15, 2014||USA||Russia||7:30 AM ET||CBC,NBCSN||PREVIEW›|
|Sat Feb 15, 2014||Swiss||Czechia||12:00 PM ET||TSN,NBCSN||PREVIEW›|
|Sat Feb 15, 2014||Sweden||Latvia||12:00 PM ET||USA,SNET1||PREVIEW›|