Tuesday at the Olympics is playoff (or "play-in"?) day for the eight teams that did not earn byes to the quarterfinals, beginning with Austria vs. Slovenia, who broke out to a 2-0 first-period lead on the team with two New York Islanders in the tournament.
The full slate (all times Eastern Standard):
3-5:30 a.m. -- Austria vs. Slovenia, NBCSN, SNET, TVA (French), NBC LiveExtra Online
7:30-10 a.m. -- Norway vs. Russia, NBCSN, CBC, TVA (French), NBC LiveExtra Online
12-2:30 pm -- Latvia vs. Switzerland, MSNBC, Ici Télé (French), NBC LiveExtra Online
12-2:30 pm -- Slovakia vs. Czech Republic, NBCSN, CBC, TVA (French), NBC LiveExtra Online
That's your viewing. Here are some reads for your Tuesday:
- IslesBlog interviews Arthur Staple, who has some pretty relevant things to say about the role of a beatwriter.
- Matt Donovan is a "rising star." With some praise from Calvin de Haan and Jack Capuano | LIB Magazine
- Well that is something: An Islanders Themed Wedding for Local Couple | The Checking Line
- Broad Street: If Philadelphia wants to get Shea Weber, they have to realize the cap penalties that come with the back-diving contract they signed him two a few summers ago.
- On Z's injury: Henrik Zetterberg - Spinal Disc Herniation
- NHL: 12 questions heading into 2014 Sochi Olympics knockout round - 2014 Olympics
- NHL: Catching up with Neal Broten, who doesn't care much for hockey these days
- Puck Daddy: Alex Semin the scapegoat as Russians scramble lines, search for goals
- Well, he did kind of get shorted in Pittsburgh: Eddie Olczyk wants to coach again - Chicago Sun-Times
- Heh: Former Canadian Olympian bemoans Stanley Cup’s visit to Sochi | Fourth-Place Medal
- Not hockey, but: When the Wilpons met the Dolans - Amazin' Avenue
- On NHL Trade Rumors, and the GM-Coach Relationship
- [Bits] Bridgeport weekend; Women's semifinals; Men's USA/Canada collision course
- Islanders Olympic Scoring through 3 Games: Michael Grabner shooting gallery
- Revisiting the 2010 NHL Draft: Big bodies, curious drops and Brock Nelson
- Billy Smith vs. Twitter: What hockey social media would look like if Billy was still battlin'