It's a great day to be a hockey fan. Not only are the top teams in the Olympics battling it out today, but there are also intense rivalries between these teams which make things even more interesting.
Russia vs the Czech Republic at 3 on NBC
Canada vs USA at 7:40 on MSNBC
Finland vs Sweden at midnight on MSNBC
Of course, the Hurricanes will be well represented as Tim Gleason battles against Eric Staal in the marquee matchup at 7:40 tonight. Team USA will have their hands full, but playing at home in front of thousands of rabid fans might not be advantageous to the Canadians if things don't go their way. Will the pressure be too much for the home team? Will fans turn on their heroes?
After that game, Tuomo Ruutu and Joni Pitkanen lead Team Finland against Team Sweden. There is no love lost between these teams either.
On the 30th anniversary of USA's miracle on ice against the Russians, will there be another miracle tonight? Some feel that there is enough talent on this American team that they won't need a miracle to win. We will see.
Use this thread as the open thread for all of today's games. We will create another open thread if necessary.