Here's a look at the main events Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

WHILE WE SLEPT

The jammed overnight lineup featured the men's giant slalom, where American Ted Ligety aimed to improve on what has been a disappointing Olympics thus far. His competition included Bode Miller ... Also in the wee hours: The women's and men's snowboard parallel giant slalom, plus women's long track speedskating, curling elimination round and the hockey playoffs.

HOCKEY QUARTERFINALS: U.S. IN ACTION

No team was more impressive in the preliminary round than the Americans, no player better than Phil Kessel. But can they maintain momentum during the elimination stage? First up for Kessel and Co: The Czech Republic, featuring 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr, a 12-time NHL all-star. The puck drops at 9 a.m. (live on USA).

HOCKEY QUARTERFINALS: CANADA IN ACTION

Team Canada was the tournament favorite when the preliminary round began and remains the team to beat. But the Canadians haven't been as dominant as expected. This would be a good time for them to ramp it up, beginning with Latvia at 9 a.m. (live on MSNBC). Yes, it's the same time as the U.S. game. Not sure that's NBC's fault, but feel free to blame the network if you'd like.


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WOMEN'S BOBSLED: GOLD MEDAL RUN

The first day of competition could have gone better for the U.S., but not by much: USA-1 (pilot: Elana Meyers) leads the field, and USA-2 is in third place. The third sled, with former Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones (below) as pusher, is 11th. The event concludes this morning with the third and fourth runs beginning at 8:15 a.m.(no live TV).

FIGURE SKATING: LADIES ON THE ICE

Archbishop Mitty sophomore Polina Edmunds makes her debut in the short program, which will be shown live in its entirety at 7 a.m. on NBCSN. Edmunds is not expected to medal. Then again, she wasn't expected to make the team. The favorites are South Korea's Yuna Kim, Japan's Mao Asada and Russia's Julia Lipnitskaya, who dazzled in the Team Skate. But don't count out Americans Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner.

PRIME-TIME LINEUP

NBC's broadcast (8-11:30 p.m.) could be one of the best of the Sochi fortnight with the Ladies' short program and the men's giant slalom (especially if Ligety or Miller reaches the podium). And the parallel giant slalom is one of the most entertaining of all the snowboard disciplines.

FOR NIGHT OWLS

A relatively light schedule for late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. Europeans are expected to reach the podium in the men's ski cross finals, which begin at 1:30 a.m. The American entrants include Mammoth's John Teller, who works as a mechanic at his dad's Chevron station ... Curling fans will need to rise early to track the gold medal match at 5:30 a.m. (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 will only be shown on TV on a delayed basis as part of NBC's prepackaged prime time 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.