The Olympic men’s hockey semifinals are set for Friday, with the United States to face Finland and Canada to face Slovakia, with the winning teams meeting on Sunday for the gold. For the Kings’ Olympians, it means at least two of them will win medals. It’s possible that all five Kings will win medals, if the U.S. beats Finland and the Canada-Slovakia loser beats Finland in the bronze-medal game. On Thursday, it’s the U.S. vs. Canada for women’s gold, at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.
Sweden got upset by Slovakia in men’s hockey on Wednesday, but the Swedes pulled an upset of Great Britain in men’s curling to reach the semifinals! In today’s semis, it’s Canada vs. Sweden and Norway vs. Switzerland. You’d have to consider the Canadians to be the favorites at this point, but Norway has been strong.