The Winter Olympics 2014 hockey live stream and televised schedule reveals that Team USA will play Czech Republic in a 2014 Sochi Olympics quarterfinals matchup on Wednesday afternoon. The news just arrived on Tuesday, after Czech Republic's latest victory in the qualifying round as they defeated Slovakia. Team USA will now be featured in televised and live stream Sochi hockey coverage thanks to NBC Sports networks on Wednesday.
According to Global News in their Feb. 18 report, Czech Republic was the favorite to win in today’s game, and that came to fruition in a three period game at Sochi. Their team quickly built a 3-0 lead in the first period behind goals from Ales Hemsky, Roman Cervenka and David Krejci. A fourth goal came from Roman Cervenka in the second, to further extend what appeared to be a rout. However, Slovakia made a spirited comeback, with a Marian Hossa goal in the second, followed by another in the third, and then a goal from Tomas Surovy. In what looked like it might head to extra sessions, Tomas Plekanec sealed the deal for the Czech Republic with David Krejci assisting late in the third on a power play goal, giving them a 5-3 victory.
Also winning a qualification game on Tuesday was Russia, who defeated Norway 4-0 behind Alexander Radulov’s two goals scored and two assists from Pavel Datsyuk, in addition to goals from Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexei Tereschenko. Next up for Team Russia will be Finland on Wednesday. Slovenia also won their qualification game, besting Austria 4-0 thanks to L.A. Kings forward Anze Kopitar who had a goal early in the first period. He was helped by Jan Urbas on a first period shorthanded goal to extend the lead to 2-0. Austria had no answers, as Sabahudin Kovacevic and Jan Mursak each added goals in the final two periods for the game. Slovenia will move on to play the No. 1 overall seed Sweden at 3 a.m. Easter Standard Time on Wednesday morning.
The Men's Ice Hockey 2014 Sochi live games will be televised from 3 a.m. on through the early afternoon for United States viewers. Team USA vs. Czech Republic will be shown at 12 p.m. Noon EST. NBCSN is providing the live televised coverage for cable and satellite viewers. Meanwhile, there is live streaming online coverage via the NBC Olympics Live website for those with access to the network through their cable or satellite provider. Viewers can also use the NBC Sports Live Extra app, available for Android and iOS devices.