Can the U.S. rediscover its magic from the 2010 Olympics? Four years ago Americans won twice as many Nordic combined medals (four) than any other nation, despite coming in with zero medals in the sport in Olympic history.
The U.S. would not be expected to win any medals here if results this past season are any indication. But keep an eye out for Bill Demong, who won the large hill event in 2010.
The medal favorites are German Eric Frenzel, seeking his first individual Olympic medal, defending champion Jason Lamy-Chappuis of France and anybody in a Norwegian uniform.
U.S.-Canada, 7:30 a.m. ET --
This game means little on paper, but the deep-rooted rivalry says otherwise. The two dominant women's hockey nations go at it in their final group-play game.
They will both advance straight to opposite semifinals regardless of Wednesday's result. That makes this matchup reminiscent of women's hockey's debut at the 1998 Olympics.
In Nagano, the U.S. and Canada played a preliminary game already knowing they would play again three days later for the gold medal. Canada went up 4-1, but the U.S. scored six goals in the final 13 minutes to win 7-4. The U.S. then went on to win the gold medal 3-1.
Canada has won every gold medal since but enters Wednesday's matchup on a four-game losing streak to the U.S. since the shock resignation of coach Dan Church. Its new coach is longtime NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen.
The U.S. and Canada have combined to beat bronze-medal contenders Finland and Switzerland 20-1 in four games. Neither the U.S. nor Canada will play again until the semifinals Monday.
Men's 1000m, 9 a.m. ET --
With a medal of any color, Davis will tie the record for most career U.S. Olympic men's speed skating medals (five) with Eric Heiden and Chad Hedrick.
Davis' biggest competition will come from countryman Brian Hansen, 2013 world champion Kazakh Denis Kuzin and the Netherlands' Michel Mulder and Kjeld Nuis. Mulder won the 500m on Monday.
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