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2018 Winter Olympics Notebook: February 21

02/20/2018, 1:45am EST
By USA Hockey

The 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Teams will be competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games between February 11-25, 2018. 

Check back for daily updates on the 2018 U.S. Olympic Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Teams and their quest for gold.

February 21

Men's Team -- Day 14

It was all business today and tonight for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team.

Team USA faced a do-or-die qualification-round game against Slovakia at 12 noon, with the loser going home and the winner advancing to tomorrow’s quarterfinal round against the Czech Republic. Thanks in part to a pair of goals from Ryan Donato and three assists from Troy Terry, as well as a strong defensive performance, the U.S. earned a 5-1 win and has a chance now to earn a semifinal berth with a win over the Czech Republic tomorrow.

After the game, some members of the U.S. ski and snowboard team – including Arielle Gold and Faye Gulini – visited Team USA’s lockerroom. Gold won a bronze medal in the snowboard halfpipe competition on Feb. 13.

The U.S. had a late lunch after its game back near the Olympic athlete's village and returned to their rooms for rest. They gathered for a team meeting in preparation for tomorrow’s game vs. the Czech Republic at 7:30 p.m., prior to an 8 p.m. team dinner. Rest and relaxation followed dinner.

Tomorrow's game against the Czech Republic is set for 12:10 p.m. local time (10:10 p.m. ET on Feb. 19) and can be seen live on CNBC and streamed live at NBCOlympics.com.

Top 5 Songs on Playlist of Forward Troy Terry

New Lands - Justice
Powerful - Major Lazer
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Love Bites - Def Leppard
Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Women's Team -- Day 19

It was gold-medal game eve today in Gangneung, and the U.S. women were back on their ice for their final official practice before tomorrow’s big game.

ON THE ICE
The U.S. held practice today from 1:15-2:30 p.m. in the Gangneung Hockey Centre training rink, which is right behind the venue where the big game will be played tomorrow. The practice was well-attended by members of the media hoping to get some last-minute interviews before the gold-medal game. Among those in attendance were the Associated Press, NBC affiliate stations from Indianapolis, Chicago and Cleveland, TSN and CBC.

SPECIAL GUEST
Before the women headed out for practice, they had a surprise visitor come to their locker room to wish them good luck before tomorrow’s game – daughter of the late Jim Johannson, Ellie. She got a chance to talk with players and then got everyone together for a big group photo.

ONE MORE TIME
The U.S. women’s team officially opened residency in Wesley Chapel, Florida, on Sept. 6 and has been through months of living and training together, traveling across the country for games, and growing closer as a team. This will all culminate tomorrow when the players will hit the ice as a team for its final time in the tournament with the gold medal on the line. Tune in on NBCSN at 1:10 p.m. KST/11:10 p.m. ET (Feb. 21) and follow @USAHockey on Twitter for live updates.

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U.S. Women's Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Venue Broadcast/Stream
Sun., Feb 11 Finland Preliminary W, 3-1 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Tues., Feb 13 Olympic Athletes From Russia Preliminary W, 5-0 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Thurs., Feb. 15 Canada Preliminary L, 1-2 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Mon., Feb. 19 Finland Semifinals W, 5-0 Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Thurs., Feb. 22 Canada Gold-Medal Game 1:10 p.m./11:10 p.m. (Feb. 21) Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
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U.S. Men's Schedule

Date Opponent Round Time (Local/ET)/Result Venue Broadcast/Stream
Wed., Feb. 14 Slovenia Preliminary OTL, 2-3 Kwandong Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Fri., Feb. 16 Slovakia Preliminary W, 2-1 Gangneung Hockey Centre CNBC
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Sat., Feb. 17 Olympic Athletes From Russia Preliminary L, 0-4 Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Tues., Feb. 20 Slovakia Qualification W, 5-1 Gangneung Hockey Centre NBCSN
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Wed., Feb 21 Czech Republic Quarterfinals SOL, 2-3 Gangneung Hockey Centre CNBC
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