Olympic Hockey Day 11 Preview: Men's qualification playoffs begin

Throughout the entire 2018 Winter Games, NBC Olympics staff will preview the upcoming slate of hockey games and ...

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 5:59 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2018 5:59 PM

Throughout the entire 2018 Winter Games, NBC Olympics staff will preview the upcoming slate of hockey games and recap the prior day’s action.

Men’s Tournament

United States vs. Slovakia, 10:10 p.m. ET, NBCSN | LIVE STREAM

Team USA can put a disappointing preliminary round in the rearview mirror by clinching a quarterfinal berth with a victory against Slovakia. The U.S. has shown flashes of great play, most notably from rising college stars Jordan Greenway and Ryan Donato, but the squad will have to regroup after a comprehensive 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes from Russia last time out.

A rematch against Slovakia—the only team the U.S. has beaten so far—could be just what the doctor ordered, but the first meeting was no cakewalk, ending in a narrow 2-1 American victory. After beating OAR to open the tournament, the underdogs will fancy their chances to advance and face the Czech Republic in the next round.

Slovenia vs. Norway, 2:40 a.m. ET, NBCSN | LIVE STREAM

Other than an 8-2 pasting at the hands of OAR, Slovenia had a very strong preliminary round, finishing second in Group B with a pair of overtime victories over the United States and Slovakia. The team looks to keep things rolling against Norway, which is yet to record a win at these Games. The winner faces an unenviable matchup against OAR in the quarterfinals.

Switzerland vs. Germany, 7:10 a.m. ET, NBCSN | LIVE STREAM

After coming into the tournament as one of the least-favored teams in the field, the Germans have put together a respectable campaign. They opened with a 5-2 loss to Finland, but after that, they dropped a narrow 1-0 game to Sweden before picking up their first win of the Olympics in a 2-1 shootout victory against Norway. Germany now takes on Switzerland with a quarterfinal date against Sweden on the line. The Swiss lost their preliminary-round games to Canada and the Czech Republic by a combined score of 9-2, but their one victory was an 8-0 romp over South Korea.

Finland vs. South Korea, 7:10 a.m. ET, USA Network | LIVE STREAM

It took less than five minutes for South Korea to score its first-ever Olympic goal in its opening game, but a maiden victory has remained elusive in the hosts’ debut at the Games. It’s hard to imagine it will come against Finland, which was the only two-win team not to earn a bye following the preliminary round. Korea has had trouble keeping the puck out of the net, and the underdogs will have their work cut out for them against 18-year-old sniper Eeli Tolvanen: arguably the biggest non-OAR offensive threat in the tournament.

Women’s Tournament

Sweden vs. Korea, 10:10 p.m. ET | LIVE STREAM

After a strong preliminary round, Sweden has faded dramatically, losing its quarterfinal matchup to Finland 7-2 before dropping its first classification game against Japan 2-1. Team Korea will hope this opens the door for its first-ever Olympic victory—or at least a more competitive game than the two teams’ first meeting, which ended in an 8-0 Swedish blowout.

Switzerland vs. Japan, 2:40 a.m. ET | LIVE STREAM

Japan hadn’t won an Olympic game in its history coming into PyeongChang. All of a sudden, the team finds itself riding a two-game winning streak after victories over Korea and Sweden. Can the Japanese make it three in a row in a rematch against the Swiss? Switzerland triumphed 3-1 in the first meeting and will look for a repeat performance to wrap up its tournament. With seven goals so far, forward Alina Muller still has a chance to tie or break the Olympic record for goals in a single tournament (9) with a strong effort in her final game.

From the women's semifinals on Day 10

United States 5, Finland 0 | Read recap

Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 | Read recap

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