One of the jewels of the Winter Olympics was in the spotlight Thursday night in South Korea -- women's figure skating. And it proved dramatic.
In case you missed Wednesday's events, Team USA women's hockey claimed gold in a shootout win over Canada.
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And Team USA's Mikaela Shiffrin earned a silver medal, but Lindsey Vonn made a mistake early in the slalom and didn't finish in what's likely her final Winter Games.
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Russia advances to mens' hockey gold medal game
5:30 a.m.: Veteran goaltender Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 31 shots he faced to put the Russians into the men's gold medal hockey game with a 3-0 shutout against the Czech Republic in the semifinals at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
With teammates mostly clearing the way in front of him to let him see the puck, Koshechkin made save after save look routine in eliminating the Czech Republic. Koshechkin will almost certainly start the final Sunday.
Kontinental Hockey League star Nikita Gusev and Vladislav Gavrikov scored goals 27 seconds apart in the second period on plays Czech goaltender Pavel Francouz had little chance of stopping.
Ilya Kovalchuk added an empty-netter with 20.9 seconds left to seal the Russians' first trip to the gold medal game since 1998.
Canada and Germany's semifinal is later Friday.
3rd Olympian fails test for banned drugs
5:15 a.m. The president of the Russian Bobsled Federation says a bobsledder whose crew finished 12th in the women's competition has tested positive for a banned substance.
Alexander Zubkov says a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave Sunday was positive for a banned heart medication. The women's race was Wednesday.
Zubkov says Sergeeva says she took no such medication and the team says she was not issued any medication. Zubkov did not say which substance was found, saying Russian officials were working to clarify the situation.
But he said it was not meldonium, the substance for which Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky was stripped of a bronze medal Thursday.
A Slovenian hockey player and a Japanese speedskater also both left the games after failing tests.
The Russians are competing under the Olympic flag and in neutral uniforms because of doping in Sochi in 2014.
Canada gets its worst finish ever in men's curling
5 a.m.: The Swiss men have won curling's bronze medal, sending Canada to its worst finish ever in the sport.
Switzerland's team of Peter de Cruz, Benoit Schwarz, Claudio Paetz and Valentin Tanner beat Canada 7-5 on Friday.
Schwarz took out two Canadian stones with his last throw of the 10th and final end. With one throw left, Canada could not score the two points it needed to force an extra end.
Canada won the last three gold medals in Olympic men's curling and had never even failed to reach the gold medal match since the sport was restored to the Olympics in 1998. The Canadian women also failed to medal - the first time they'd missed the podium.
"I know that after results like this, people are going to reflect on what went wrong," Canadian third Marc Kennedy said. "But at the end of the day, it just comes down to individual performance."
Canada did win a gold medal in mixed curling, which was added to the Winter Games this year.
U.S. medals count falling way short
4:45 a.m.: Leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee projected Team USA to win 37 medals at the Pyeongchang Games - a goal the U.S. won't come close to reaching when the Olympics close on Sunday.
The Associated Press obtained a slide that was presented to the USOC board in meetings last year, and used to set expectations and funding levels for the Winter Games.
Heading into the final 48 hours of action, the United States had 21 medals. Even if things were to go well over the handful of remaining events, the team will fall more than 10 medals short of the goal.
Alan Ashley, the USOC's chief of sport performance, tells the AP the team is doing fine. He says another way to view it is the number of close calls America has had at these games: The U.S. has placed fourth or fifth in 21 events.
Americans have worst showing in women's figure skating in modern Olympics history
1:00 a.m.: The Americans secured their worst showing in modern-era Olympic women's figure skating with Mirai Nagasu failing to get any lift on her triple axel and popping a triple lutz.
The 24-year-old Nagasu was fourth at the 2010 Vancouver Games but never got going in the individual competition at the Pyeongchang Games after helping the U.S. win a team bronze. She hit her triple axel in that event, becoming the first American woman and third overall to do so in an Olympics.
But she slipped below U.S. champion Bradie Tennell in the standings after Friday's free skate, with 2017 national champ Karen Chen just behind. Even when there were several skaters to go, Americans almost certainly will wind up ninth, 10th and 11th.
Since World War II, at least one American woman finished sixth or higher.
Drama between Russians: Women's figure skating extra close to the end
12:02 a.m.: Alina Zagitova won the women's figure skating competition, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
The 15-year-old Zagitova barely edged out her friend and training partner Evgenia Medvedeva to end the gold drought for the Olympic Athletes from Russia. That's the designation given to the nation's competitors after Russia was officially banned by the IOC for a doping scandal.
Zagitova and Medvedeva tied in the free skate, a rare occurrence, but Zagitova had won the short program Wednesday, so she got gold.
Going in, Medvedeva was considered one of the favorites for gold.
Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took bronze.
Russians battle for gold in women's free skate
11:49 p.m.: Russian Alina Zagitova, the 15-year-old who led after the first round, scored 156.65, giving her a total of 239.57 and putting her in the lead.
Evgenia Medvedeva, 18, considered one of the favorites for a gold, will skate last. After the short program, Zagitova had only been 1.31. points ahead of Medvedeva.
Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond skated after Zagitova, landing in second place behind her with a score of 231.02.
Americans stumble in free skate
11:01 p.m.: The three Americans stumbled in the free skate Thursday. First up was Karen Chen, who fell on one jump and landed awkwardly on another, and ended up with a score of 185.65.
Bradie Tennell skated better, falling onto the ice with two triples. But her score fared better overall, with a 192.35 that was high enough to land her in second place.
Mirai Nagasu, who was the first American women to land a triple axel at the Olympics during the team competition, failed to land the triple axel in both her technical program and the free skate. In her first attempt, she didn't get any height and only did a half a rotation rather than three-and-a-half. She finished with a total of 186.54, which put her in fourth place.
Hungary comes through with clutch victory
9:21 p.m.: Hungary storms to the top to earn a gold medal in men's short track 5,000m relay.
They scored 6:31.971, followed by China (6:32.035) and Canada (6:32.282).
Netherlands claim gold in women's 1000m
9:03 p.m.: Suzanne Schulting earned a gold medal in the women's 1,000m short track speed skating competition with a time of 1:29.778.
Silver medal was awarded to Kim Boutin of Canada (1:29.956) and bronze went to Arianna Fontana of Italy (1:30.656).
China earns 1st gold, sets record in men's 500m
8:54 p.m.: China earns its first gold medal in the 2018 Winter Games.
Wu Dajing set a world record time in the men's 500m with 39.584 earning gold -- followed by Hwang Dae-heon of Korea with 39.854 (silver) followed by a bronze medal for Korea's Lim Hyo-jun (39.919). Canada's Samuel Girard rounded out the competitors in fourth.
4 men to skate for gold in men's 500m (final run)
8:34 p.m.: The following advance to the finals in the Men's 500m short track speed skating.
1) Wu Dajing of China
2) Samuel Girard of Canada
3) Hwang Dae-heon of Korea
4) Lim Hyo-jun of Korea
Excitement builds for figure skating competition
8:27 p.m.: Women's free program is scheduled for tonight.
Men's 500m short track speed skating (1st run)
8:15 p.m.: The following three competitors advance to the semifinals in the top three spots.
China's Ren Ziwei, Hungary's Liu Shadlin Sandor and China's Wu Daling.
Tonight's schedule of events
Here's a look at what's on tap Thursday night.
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8-10 p.m. -- Figure Skating (ladies' free program), NBCSN (LIVE)
8 p.m.-Midnight -- Figure Skating (ladies' gold medal final), NBC (LIVE)
8 p.m. -- Women's Freestyle Skiing (ski cross final), NBC (LIVE)
8 p.m.-Midnight -- Short Track (gold medal finals), NBC
10 p.m.-2 a.m. -- Men's Curling (semifinal replay), NBCSN
10 p.m.-2 a.m. -- Short Track - Gold medal final, NBCSN
And in case you need a recap of Day 13, here you go courtesy of Team USA:
Latest medal count
7:55 p.m.: Here's a look at the tally of medals courtesy of CBS Sports.
Norway leads with a total of 35 (with 13 gold medals) and USA trails at fourth place with 8 gold medals (21 total).
Editor's Note: The Associated Press contributed to this report.