Daily planner

Here's a look at the main events Saturday and early Sunday.

WHILE WE SLEPT

Oh, what a night! The star-studded women's super-G (Julia Mancuso, Tina Maze, Lara Gut) started Friday at 11 p.m., kicking off a packed overnight schedule that included a slew of speedskating finals. J.R. Celski (below) of Monterey went for gold in the men's short track 1,000 meters, and Shani Davis did the same in the long track 1,500. ... Early risers may still have time to catch an important hockey game. It's the most-anticipated preliminary round game of the men's hockey tournament: United States vs. Russia. The showdown started at 4:30 a.m. (live on NBCSN) and figured to last 2.5 hours. For full results, check www.mercurynews.com.

NO FIGURE? GO FIGURE

With medals awarded in pairs and men's events, figure skating is taking the day off -- and leaving an unsatisfying Saturday schedule in its wake. The competition resumes Sunday with two days of ice dance, then takes another hiatus (Tuesday) before the marquee event: the women's competition.

on the brink of bronze (or better)

Stop the presses! The United States has a chance to medal in an event that isn't straight out of the X Games. Two New Yorkers are responsible: Long Island's John Daly is third in the skeleton and Lake Placid's Matt Antoine is fourth entering the final day of racing. The action starts at 6:45 a.m. with the third race, followed by the medal race at 8:15 (live on NBCSN). The man to beat is Aleksander Tretiakov (aka: the Russian Rocket).

up, up and away

Team USA is expected to sweep the medal podium at the men's large hill ski jumping this morning -- just kidding! As was the case with the normal hill earlier in the week, Europe's alpine countries figure to dominate the event. American Nicholas Alexander didn't reach the medal round (31 jumpers) of the normal hill, and the results from the large hill could be similar. The first round starts at 9:30, to be followed immediately by the finals. (No live TV.)

Prime-time lineup

We're not sure of the studio host -- Meredith Vieira? Matt Lauer? Bob Costas? -- but we know NBC's prime-time broadcast will feature the following events: The men's short track 1,000 meters and long track 1,500; the men's large hill ski jumping; and, of course, the women's super-G. Without figure skating to carry the night, NBC could use a medal showing from Mancuso.

for night owls: super (g) men

The top overnight event is the men's super-G, which starts at 11 p.m. and will be held for broadcast until NBC's primetime package on Sunday evening. Bode Miller and Ted Ligety will attempt to improve on their off-podium performances in the super-combined. (Short of a serious crash, it can't get much worse for either.) But the skier to beat is Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, the defending Olympic champion.

want it live? get the app

NBC and its family of networks will provide 1,539 hours of coverage, but the only place you can watch everything live is online. The choice events (think: men's downhill this weekend) will only be shown on TV on a delayed basis as part of NBC's prepackaged prime-time broadcast. The only way to have access to everything live is on your digital devices through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. It's free to download, but you'll need to be a cable or satellite subscriber in order to log-in. For more information, go to: http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/help.

-- Jon Wilner