Great day of Olympic hockey ahead of us

Well, this is the day that hockey fans waited for when the schedules came out. We've got what should be three very competitive and entertaining games (all times are Central):

Russia vs. Czech Republic, 2 p.m., NBC

USA vs. Canada, 6:45 p.m., MSNBC

Sweden vs. Finland, 10:55 p.m., MSNBC

Obviously, the USA-Canada game is the big one. But the other games have some Stars connections. Sweden has Loui Eriksson and Finland has Jere Lehtinen, as both square off. We'll keep an eye on how Brenden Morrow does for Team Canada today.

ESPN.com has all that you need to get ready. Here are the keys to the game, with Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun pointing out that USA is the underdog. USA coach Ron Wilson talks about what he expects today. Brian Burke says the pressure is on Canada.

TSN, of course, has all kinds of coverage on Team Canada.

Enjoy today, folks.