“That is a real kick in the teeth for Team USA.” – Mike Milbury on U.S. men’s hockey team overtime loss to Slovenia
NBC’s Primetime Coverage, Live Across All Time Zones, Begins at 8 p.m. ET Tonight, Featuring Team USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin Plus Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim in the Pairs’ Free Skate
All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 14, 2018 – Tonight’s primetime coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, is highlighted by:
- NBC’s primetime presentation, which begins at 8 p.m. ET live across all time zones, featuring multi-medal threat Mikaela Shiffrin competing in the women’s giant slalom*;
- Men’s skeleton coverage in primetime on NBC, as Team USA’s Matt Antoine looks to follow-up his bronze medal from Sochi*;
- Live coverage of the men’s downhill on NBC in primetime, as Austria’s Matthias Mayer aims to become the first repeat Olympic champion in the event;*
- Two-time U.S. figure skating champion pairs duo Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim competing in the pairs’ free skate on NBC;
- Live coverage of one of the fiercest Olympic rivalries, as Team USA and Canada face off in group play of women’s ice hockey at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
*outdoor events subject to weather conditions
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Following are highlights from today’s coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on NBC and the networks of NBCUniversal:
SPEED SKATING – NBCSN
Cheek on the Dutch speed skating domination: “You wonder if anyone can challenge the Dutch. It’s hard to say at this point. They are skating brilliantly and not just one at a time. It’s every single skater. Even when their champions don’t win, another one of their teammates steps up to win. So it’s a commanding performance. Even with as dominant as they were in Sochi, I think they are looking even better in these Games.”
Cheek on American speed skater Brittany Bowe’s fourth-place performance: “That is a very good time for Brittany Bowe. That’s the best race I have seen her skate since before the concussion, back when she was setting world records.”
Watch Dutch speed skater Jorien ter Mors win gold in the Women’s 1000m here.
HOCKEY – NBCSN
Studio analyst Jeremy Roenick on his memories as a two-time member of Team USA: “It’s such a special feeling wearing the colors of your country. Playing with the guys that you grew up with, playing against…It’s such a special moment.”
Studio analyst Keith Jones on Team USA: “It is such a unique situation because they have not been playing exhibition games. They have been thrown together and are working hard in practice to come together as a team.”
Analyst Mike Milbury on Team USA’s 3-2 loss to Slovenia in overtime in men’s hockey: “Tough lesson learned here. That is a real kick in the teeth for Team USA.”
Studio analyst Anson Carter on Team USA loss: “You’ve got to put it behind you. It’s a short tournament. You can’t afford to dwell on a game like this because it can eat at you. You’ve got to get ready to play your next game and put it behind you. It’s a learning experience. A lot of teaching moments in this game that Coach Tony Granato, Chris Chelios and Brian Ross will have for their team so I’ll think they’ll put it behind them pretty quickly, get the video out and move on to the next game.”
Studio analyst Erika Lawler on what to expect from tonight’s U.S.-Canada game in women’s hockey: “Same old. It’s always emotional. They’re just playing for pride right now, maybe? But it also gives them an opportunity to match up against one another. Assuming they both make the gold-medal game, it gives them an opportunity to readjust to their speed and their quickness, and the chance to feel each other out before the game that matters most.”
Watch highlights from Slovenia‘s overtime win against Team USA in men’s hockey here.
MEN’S LUGE – NBCSN
Play-by-play commentator Leigh Diffey on German defending men’s doubles luge gold medalists Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt: “These two guys may have the same first name, and they may as well have the same last name. They are like brothers. And now they have won back to back doubles gold.”
American lugers Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdima to reporter Lewis Johnson following their 10th place finish: “It is unfortunate, but we were trying to go for a medal here. We have another opportunity tomorrow, so we have got to put this behind us and look forward.”
Watch Germany take gold in the men’s doubles luge here.
MEN’S CURLING – NBCSN
Play-by-play Jason Knapp on Great Britain’s demeanor against Canada: “Fun demeanor for this young, British team. Seem to be enjoying themselves here in this high-pressure situation against the gold-medal favorites in a key, early-on round-robin game. But it seems like they’re kind of treating this just like a game they may have at the local club.”
Analyst Kevin Martin on Great Britain’s Olympic curling future: “They have two really strong, young teams. The future is bright for Great Britain in Olympic Games.”
MEN’S NORDIC COMBINED – NBCSN
Analyst Johnny Spillane on Eric Frenzel’s gold in the nordic combined: “Germany just keeps rolling in these nordic sports. They are not doing so well in cross-country but they are doing great in biathlon and nordic combined.”
SNOWBOARDING – NBCSN
NBC Olympics’ daytime host Carolyn Manno interviewed analyst Todd Richards about Shaun White’s progress over the years. Following are excerpts from their conversation.
Richards: “I competed against Shaun when he was this little novelty act. I mean, we were the big guns and Shaun would be this little kid who came in. A couple of years later, all of a sudden he was beating us. Fast forward to now, we’ve gone through three Olympics. I’ve called so many different runs that he’s done, and I can honestly say watching someone want it that bad, watching someone go through the falls he has taken, the very public crash he took in New Zealand last summer, and comeback and get the gold is unbelievable.”
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— PYEONGCHANG 2018 —