Here's a recap of what happened overnight in Sochi and a preview of the morning schedule.
***WHILE YOU SLEPT
Another night to forget for Team USA.
Julia Mancuso finished eighth in the super-G, leaving the Squaw Valley star with one last chance to earn her record-tying fifth Olympic medal: The giant slalom on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Monterey native and medal hopeful J.R. Celski crashed in the quarterfinals of the 1,000 meter short track and did not advance. (The same was true of his teammate, Eddy Alvarez.)
In the women's 1,500 meter long track, American Emily Scott crashed in the finals and finished fifth.
EARLY RISERS: U.S.-RUSSIA HOCKEY and SHANI DAVIS
It was hyped in Russian media as a rematch of the Miracle On Ice, and it's unfolding at this very minute. The teams are tied 1-1 after two periods. The game is live on NBCSN and should continue until close to 7 a.m. for those who want to tune in.
Meanwhile, two-time gold medalist Shani Davis and three U.S. teammates are competing in the long track 1,500 meters finals. The event began at 5:30.
FIGURE SKATING: ALL'S QUIET
With medals awarded in pairs and men's events, figure skating is taking Saturday off — and leaving an unsatisfying schedule in its wake. The competition resumes Sunday with two days of Ice Dance, then takes another hiatus (Tuesday) before the marquee event: the women's competition.
ON TAP THIS MORNING I: BRINK OF BRONZE (OR BETTER)
The U.S. has a chance to medal in an event that isn't straight out of the X Games, and two New Yorkers are responsible: Long Island's John Daly is third in the skeleton and Lake Placid's Matt Antoine is fourth entering the final day of racing. The third heat begins at 6:45 a.m., followed by the medal race at 8:15 (live on NBCSN). The man to beat is Aleksander Tretiakov (aka: the Russian Rocket).
ON TAP THIS MORNING II: UP, UP AND AWAY
Team USA is expected to sweep the medal podium at the men's large hill event this morning -- just kidding. As was the case with the normal hill earlier in the week, Europeans figure to dominate the event. Three Americans survived qualification: Nicholas Alexander, Nick Fairall and Anders Johnson. The first round starts at 9:30, with the finals at 10:30. (No live TV.)
WANT IT LIVE? GET THE APP
NBC and its family of networks will provide 1,539 hours of coverage, but the only place you can watch everything live is online. The choice events (think: men's downhill this weekend) will only be shown on TV on a delayed basis as part of NBC's prepackaged primetime broadcast. The only way to have access to everything live is on your digital devices through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. It's free to download, but you'll need to be a cable or satellite subscriber in order to log-in. For more information, go to: http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/help.