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WATCH LIVE: Two early morning hockey games, one featuring Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne

Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne, who will be playing for Finland, hugs a friend as he arrives with other NHL hockey players at the Sochi International Airport for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Mark Humphrey

There are two hockey games kicking off at 3 a.m. - one men’s, one women’s - so you can start off Thursday’s puck slate off with these two streams:


Austria vs. Finland: 3 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Even if you’re a dormant NHL fan, these Olympics should provide some familiar names making repeat appearances. No one in men’s hockey can match Teemu Selanne, however, as he appears for Finland for a staggering sixth time.

With key players such as Mikko Koivu injured, the Finns might need to depend on Selanne, 43, a lot more than they might like. On the bright side, they have solid defense and a slew of goaltending choices. Austria shouldn’t be disregarded altogether, as they have some offensive talent in NHL scorers Thomas Vanek, Michael Grabner and Michael Raffl.


Japan vs. Germany: 3 a.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

These two teams go in without a win, so one will at least get a single victory. The stakes are higher for Germany, as Japan is making just its second appearance in women’s Olympic ice hockey.

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