Winter Olympics 2014 hockey schedule: Canada, Sweden back in action

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The men's hockey tournament continues on Friday with four more games. Canada hits the ice for a second time with a game against Austria, while Finland looks to build on its big win on Thursday with a game against Norway.

SB Nation 2014 Winter Olympic Coverage

After an exciting day on Thursday that saw a couple of surprisingly close games involving Russia and Canada and a blowout for the United States, the men's hockey tournament continues on Friday with four more games. Sweden takes on a tough Switzerland team that is always capable of an upset, while Canada is back in action against Austria.

Let's take a look at the full schedule and some of the top storylines.

Schedule
  • 3 a.m: men, Czech Republic vs. Latvia (MSNBC, TSN)
  • 7:30 a.m.: Sweden vs. Switzerland (NBCSN, TSN)
  • 12 p.m: Canada vs. Austria (USA Network, CBC)
  • 12 p.m.: Finland vs. Norway (MSNBC, Sportsnet)
All times Eastern. All games are streamed via NBC or CBC, depending on your location.

Top storylines
  • Can the Czech Republic put together a better effort against Latvia than it did against Sweden in its opening game?
  • P.K. Subban, Matt Duchene, and Roberto Luongo are expected to make their 2014 Olympic debut when Canada takes on Austria.
  • Speaking of Austria, what can Michael Grabner do for an encore after recording a hat trick on Thursday?
  • After earning a last second win against Latvia, the competition gets a lot tougher for Switzerland on Friday with a game against Sweden.
  • Sweden will have to find out what life is like without captain Henrik Zetterberg as he is out for the remainder of the tournament with a back injury.

Stick with SB Nation for full coverage, all day long, of all the Olympic hockey. Follow us at @SBNOlympics and @SBNationNHL for live updates.

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