There are two hockey games kicking off at 3 a.m. – one men’s, one women’s – so you can start off Thursday’s puck slate off with these two streams:
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
Austria vs. Finland: 3 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
Even if you’re a dormant NHL fan, these Olympics should provide some familiar names making repeat appearances. No one in men’s hockey can match Teemu Selanne, however, as he appears for Finland for a staggering sixth time.
With key players such as Mikko Koivu injured, the Finns might need to depend on Selanne, 43, a lot more than they might like. On the bright side, they have solid defense and a slew of goaltending choices. Austria shouldn’t be disregarded altogether, as they have some offensive talent in NHL scorers Thomas Vanek, Michael Grabner and Michael Raffl.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
Japan vs. Germany: 3 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE
These two teams go in without a win, so one will at least get a single victory. The stakes are higher for Germany, as Japan is making just its second appearance in women’s Olympic ice hockey.