The Olympics: So many sports, so little time. Need help deciding which events to watch? We’re here to help. Each day, we’ll give you our three picks for the most watch-worthy events. Here’s what we recommend for Friday, Feb. 21:
MEN’S HOCKEY SEMIFINAL: UNITED STATES V. CANADA
11:45 a.m. NBCSN
Canada may be more passionate about hockey than its southern neighbor, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. is ready to give up a place in the gold-medal game. In fact, the U.S. has been playing superb hockey so far and no one would be shocked if they avenged their 2010 loss and defeated the defending Olympic champions.
WOMEN’S BIATHLON 4X6 KM RELAY GOLD MEDAL FINAL
3 p.m. NBC
The relay is looking to be a European affair: Norway and Germany are both contenders for the gold, with Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine also in the mix.
MEN’S SHORT-TRACK SPEED SKATING, FINAL
8 p.m. NBC
J.R. Celski, who helped make a hip-hop doc featuring Macklemore, skates for glory. Still, don’t expect Queen Latifah to marry any same-sex couples in the stands at Sochi. –Clark Collis