Today promises to be the most action-packed day of Olympic hockey at the 2010 Games.

With rematches of the past three gold medal games, there should be at least one good game starting this afternoon. Also, all three games will determine the winner of all three pools. So, the winner of each game guarantees themselves a bye to the quarterfinal round.

There isn’t much to recap from yesterday. Germany ended a four year and one day Olympic scoring drought when Dennis Seidenberg tallied on the powerplay in the first period. Of course, Germany lost so the scoring streak ending becomes somewhat moot. The silver lining is that Germany and Belarus provided the single best period of hockey that we have seen so far. The entire 60 minute effort, not as strong as the final 20 miles.

Everything kicks off tomorrow with the Czech Republic vs. Russia. USA vs. Canada in the afternoon (evening on the East Coast) and Sweden vs. Finland to end the night.

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