With today's games in the books, we're down to eight teams left with a chance to win gold in men's ice hockey. But let's be realistic—only five actually have a shot, and at least one of them is sure to bow out tomorrow. The drama begins in earnest.
In the top half of the bracket:
At 3:00 a.m. EST, Slovenia will play Sweden, and at 7:30 a.m. EST, Russia will play Finland. Both games will be televised on NBCSN.
In the bottom half of the bracket:
At 12:00 p.m. EST, Latvia will play Canada while the Czech Republic will play the United States. The Canada game will be televised on MSNBC, the U.S. game on USA.
The winners of each game will move on to Friday's semifinals, and the gold medal game will be held on Sunday.
Wishes/predictions/premature USA/Canada shit-talk goes below.