Winter Olympics hockey schedule: Game info, TV coverage and times for Sochi 2014

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Here's the full schedule for the 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey tournament, including game times and TV information.

SB Nation 2014 Winter Olympic Coverage

The 2014 Winter Olympics men's ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, will begin on Feb. 12, and will close with the gold medal game on Feb. 23.

If you're a fan in North America and you want to watch every game, be prepared to adjust your sleep schedule, as games begin as early as 3 a.m. ET / Midnight PT. All three games for Team USA in the preliminary round are at 7:30 a.m. ET, while all three Team Canada games are at noon ET.

How to watch

In the United States, every men's game will be available live on cable TV: 14 on NBCSN, 8 on USA Network, 7 on MSNBC, and 1 (the gold-medal game) on NBC.

NBCOlympics.com will stream every hockey game, free of charge, both live and on-demand -- as long as you can authenticate with your existing cable subscription. NBCSN will re-broadcast a "Game Of The Day" each evening at 6 p.m. ET as well as throughout the men's and women's hockey tournaments.

In Canada, all Team Canada games will be broadcast live on CBC and re-broadcast in primetime on TSN. Streaming coverage will be available on CBC.ca, and all games will be available on one of CBC, TSN, TSN 2, Sportsnet, or Sportsnet 1.

Below you'll find the entire schedule for the 2014 men's tournament. Team-by-team schedules for the preliminary round are available as well.

The full preliminary round

Date Game Time (ET) Live TV
Wed, Feb. 12 Sweden 4, Czech Republic 2 12 p.m. USA
Wed, Feb. 12 Switzerland 1, Latvia 0 12 p.m. MSNBC
Thu, Feb. 13 Finland 8, Austria 4 3 a.m. NBCSN
Thu, Feb. 13 Russia 5, Slovenia 2 7:30 a.m. MSNBC
Thu, Feb. 13 United States 7, Slovakia 1 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Thu, Feb. 13 Canada 3, Norway 1 12 p.m. USA
Fri, Feb. 14 Czech Republic 4, Latvia 2 3 a.m. MSNBC
Fri, Feb. 14 Sweden 1, Switzerland 0 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Fri, Feb. 14 Canada 6, Austria 0 12 p.m. USA
Fri, Feb. 14 Finland 6, Norway 1 12 p.m. MSNBC
Sat, Feb. 15 Slovenia 3, Slovakia 1 3 a.m. MSNBC
Sat, Feb. 15 United States 3, Russia 2 (SO) 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Sat, Feb. 15 Switzerland 1, Czech Republic 0 12 p.m. NBCSN
Sat, Feb. 15 Sweden 5, Latvia 3 12 p.m. USA
Sun, Feb. 16 Austria 3, Norway 1 3 a.m. USA
Sun, Feb. 16 Russia 1, Slovakia 0 (SO) 7:30 a.m. USA
Sun, Feb. 16 United States 5, Slovenia 1 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Sun, Feb. 16 Canada 2, Finland 1 12 p.m. USA

Playoff round

All 12 teams advance to the playoff round. They are seeded Nos. 1 through 12 based on their preliminary round performance, with group position, number of points, better goal differential, number of goals for and their 2013 IIHF World Ranking (in that order) determining the final ranking.

The top four overall teams earn a bye to the quarterfinal round. The 5th seed will take on the 12 seed in the qualification round; the 6th seed will take on the 11th seed, 7th vs. 10th, 8th vs. 9th.

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This television schedule is subject to change.

Date Qualification Round Time (ET) Live TV
Tue, Feb. 18 Slovenia 4, Austria 0 3 a.m. NBCSN
Tue, Feb. 18 Russia 4, Norway 0 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Tue, Feb. 18 Czech Republic 5, Slovakia 3 12 p.m. NBCSN
Tue, Feb. 18 Latvia 3, Switzerland 1 12 p.m. MSNBC

The four winning teams advance to the quarterfinal round. Teams eliminated in the qualification round are assigned a final seeding, Nos. 9-12, based on their preliminary round seeding.

Date Quarterfinal Round Time (ET) Live TV
Wed, Feb. 19 Sweden 5, Slovenia 0 3 a.m. NBCSN
Wed, Feb. 19 Finland 3, Russia 1 7:30 a.m. NBCSN
Wed, Feb. 19 Canada 2, Latvia 1 12 p.m. MSNBC
Wed, Feb. 19 United States 5, Czech Republic 2 12 p.m. USA

Four winners advance. Teams eliminated in the quarterfinal round are assigned a final seeding, Nos. 5-8, based on their preliminary round seeding.

Date Semifinal Round Time (ET) Live TV
Fri, Feb. 21 Sweden 2, Finland 1 7 a.m. NBCSN
Fri, Feb. 21 Canada 1, United States 0 12 p.m. NBCSN

The losing teams from the semifinal round will battle in the bronze-medal game. The losing team will be assigned the No. 4 final seed. The two winners battle in the gold-medal game, with the losing team assigned the No. 2 final seed.

Date Medal Round Time (ET) Live TV
Sat, Feb 22 BRONZE: Finland vs. USA 10 a.m. NBCSN
Sun, Feb 23 GOLD: Sweden vs. Canada 7 a.m.

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