Today is the Quarterfinals round for Olympic Hockey and there are tons of great games all over the place. (All Times Eastern)
USA vs Switzerland (3 PM)
The United States already beat the Swiss 3-1, but Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller has been play better since them. The USA should win, but shouldn't take the Swiss too lightly
Who I want to win: USA
Who I think will win: USA
Canada vs Russia (7:30 PM)
A lot of people predicted this would be the Gold Medal game and feel that these teams are still the best two this year. I think this will be the match of the tournament. The NHL's two biggest young stars are going at it (Sid the Kid and Alexander the Great). If you enjoyed USA vs Canada, please turn this game on, you'll love it. SI's Mike Farber does a great job breaking the game down more in depth here.
Who I want to win: Tough choice, but Canada
Who I think will win: Canada
Czech Republic v Finland (10 PM)
Each of these teams finished in second place in thier respective groupings. Each have a handful of NHL players. Both teams have played in Gold Medal games before (Czech '98, Finland '06). Each team has the potential to get back there.
Who I want to win: Czech Republic
Who I think will win: Finland
Sweden vs Slovakia (Midnight)
Two Blackhawks will be playing for Slovakia which is a team many had a possible suprise team in the tournamnet. Sweden has been playing well and not lost yet, so it will be a tough chore for Hossa and his friends.
Who I want to win: Slovakia
Who I think will win: Sweden
Enjoy some hockey today, and turn on Russia vs Canada, trust me you'll love it.
One intresting statistic I found on si.com to close.
10.6 -- Canadian viewers, in millions, that watched the U.S.-Canada game Sunday on CTV, the most-watched sports program in Canadian history, according to CTV. The previous record of 10.3 million viewers watched Canada beat the U.S. in the gold medal game at Salt Lake.