Happy Friday.

Here's a recap of overnight events in Sochi and a preview of the busy morning schedule.

***WHILE YOU SLEPT

It was a rough day on two rough courses for Bode Miller and Ted Ligety.

The winners of the past two Olympic super combined gold medals finished well off the podium Friday in Sochi.

Miller was sixth while Ligety finished 12th in the event, which combines the downhill and slalom.

Seven skiers failed to finish the slalom portion.

Switzerland's Sando Viletta won the gold.

*** ON TAP THIS MORNING I: FIGURE SKATING

The men's competition concludes with the free program, which starts at 7 a.m. and will be shown live on NBCSN. Americans Jason Brown and Jeremy Abbott, who took a hard fall in the short but completed his routine, are in sixth and 14th place, respectively.

*** ON TAP THIS MORNING iI: MOTHER'S DAY IN SOCHI?

The women's skeleton concludes today, and American Noelle Pikus-Pace, a 31-year-old mother of two, is positioned for gold. Pikus-Pace had the second-fastest time through the first day of competition. Race 3 begins at 7:40 a.m., followed immediately by the fourth (medal) race. No live TV.


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*** ON TAP THIS MORNING III: PUCK DROPS FOR CANADA

One day after a 3-1 victory over Norway, which included an assist by Sharks wing Patrick Marleau, the defending Olympic champions face Austria at 9 a.m. (live on USA).

The United States' next game is Saturday morning, and it's a big one (see below).

*** ON TAP THIS MORNING IV: EXTREME TEAM

The extreme sports athletes have been Team USA's brightest light in Sochi, but the women's aerials team will be hard pressed to continue the success against a talented and deep Chinese group. The top American medal hopes are Emily Cook and Ashley Caldwell. The finals begin at 9:30 a.m. but won't be shown live.

*** FOR NIGHT OWLS: LOADED LINEUP

Late Friday night and early Saturday morning combine to create the best overnight schedule thus far.

The festivities start at 11 p.m. with the women's star-studded super-G. The field features Switzerland's Lara Gut as the favorite and includes American star Julia Mancuso and downhill co-gold medalist Tina Maze. (No live TV.)

The overnight schedule also present the most-anticipated men's hockey game of the group stage: The U.S. against Russia at 4:30 a.m. (live on NBCSN).

There are also a slew of speedskating finals in the wee hours. First up, at 4 a.m., are two short track events: the men's 1,000 meters (with Monterey's J.R. Celski) and women's 1,500 meters. Just before dawn, American Shani Davis goes for gold in the long track 1,500 meters. (No live TV for any of the speedskating.)

*** 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 primetime 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.