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You ready for some U.S.-Canada hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics? The U.S. women’s hockey team dominated the Russians in South Korea on Tuesday, earning an impressive 5-0 victory for their second win of the tournament. The Canadian women took it to Finland, 4-1, setting up a big showdown on Wednesday morning between the two North American rivals. 

The Americans put up 50 shots against OAR’s 13. Even though the NHL didn’t send its players to the Olympics this year, the women’s ice hockey tournament will still feature the very best the world has to offer. 

Here’s everything you need to know to follow all the action — including the the format, tournament, group standings, and full schedule.

(Note: This post will update with results as the tournament progresses.)

Tuesday’s results

  • Canada 4, Finland 1 (recap)
  • United States 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 (replay)
  • Switzerland 2, Sweden 1 (replay)

Format

Group A will feature the top four teams based on the 2016 IIHF World Ranking — the United States, Canada, Finland and Olympic Athletes from Russia — with each of them automatically earning a spot in the elimination round. Group B will feature the remaining four teams in the tournament, including a unified Korean team that has representatives from both North Korea and South Korea, with only the top two teams qualifying for the elimination. round. 

After each team competes in three preliminary round games (one against each other team in their group), the top two teams in the Group A table will receive a first-round bye in the medal round — automatically advancing them to the semifinal round. In the quarterfinal round, the third-place team from Group A will play the second-place team in Group B, while the fourth-place team in Group A plays the top team in Group B. The quarterfinal winners will advance to face the top two teams in Group A, while the two quarterfinal losers will play the bottom two teams in Group B in a classification round that determines places five through eight in the tournament standings.

Olympics: Ice Hockey-Women Team Group A - USA-RUS

United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux (17) celebrates scoring a goal against Olympic Athletes from Russia in women’s hockey Group A play.
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TV and Stream

The Olympic Games will be broadcast on various NBC networks. NBC Sports Live Extra is where you’ll be able to stream all the matches live. This post will be updated with specific listings as the tournament nears.

Tables and Results

Group A

GP

W

OTW

OTL

L

GD

PTS

Canada

2

2

0

0

0

+8

6

USA

2

2

0

0

0

+7

6

Finland

2

0

0

0

2

-5

0

Olympic Athletes from Russia

2

0

0

0

2

-10

0

Group B

GP

W

OTW

OTL

L

GD

PTS

Switzerland

3

3

0

0

0

+11

9

Sweden

3

2

0

0

1

+8

6

Japan

2

0

0

0

2

-3

0

Korea

2

0

0

0

2

-16

0

Below you can find the full schedule of games for both the group and elimination/medal-round stages. 

(All times in EST, Team USA games in bold)

Day Time (ET) Matchup Group
Saturday, Feb. 10 2:40 a.m. Sweden 2, Japan 1 B
7:10 a.m. Switzerland 8, Korea 0 B
Sunday, Feb. 11 2:40 a.m. USA 3, Finland 1 A
7:10 a.m. Canada 5, Russia 0 A
Monday, Feb. 12 2:40 a.m. Switzerland 3, Japan 1 B
7:10 a.m. Sweden 8, Korea 0 B
Tuesday, Feb. 13 2:40 a.m. Canada 4, Finland 1 A
7:10 a.m. USA 5, Russia 0 A
10:10 p.m. Switzerland 2, Sweden 1 B
Wednesday, Feb. 14 2:40 a.m. Japan-Korea B
10:10 p.m. USA-Canada A
Thursday, Feb. 15 2:40 a.m. Finland-Russia A
Friday, Feb. 16 10:10 p.m. TBD-TBD Quarterfinal
Saturday, Feb. 17 2:40 a.m. TBD-TBD Quarterfinal
10:10 p.m. TBD-TBD Consolation Playoff
Sunday, Feb. 18 2:40 a.m. TBD-TBD Consolation Playoff
11:10 p.m. TBD-TBD Semifinal
Monday, Feb. 19 7:10 a.m. TBD-TBD Semifinal
10:10 p.m. TBD-TBD Seventh-Place Game
Tuesday, Feb. 20 2:40 a.m. TBD-TBD Fifth-Place Game
Wednesday, Feb. 21 2:40 a.m. TBD-TBD Bronze Medal
11:10 p.m. TBD-TBD Gold Medal
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