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Sochi Day 10: 5 things to watch

Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir performing their short dance in the ice dance competition. CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

1. Two-man bobsled: The final two of four heats are underway Monday, with three Canadian teams taking the track. Canadians Justin Kripps and Bryan Barnett sit in fourth after the first two heats, while Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden hold the eighth spot with Lyndon Rush and Lascelles Brown right behind them in ninth. Alexander Zubkov, who carried the flag for Russia at the Opening Ceremony, together with Alexey Voevoda, is pacing the field in first place. 9:30 a.m. ET. UPDATE: Canada did not medal.

2. Two more to gold: Two more wins. That’s what it will take for the Canadian women’s hockey team to claim gold for the fourth consecutive Olympics, with a semifinal versus Switzerland up next on Monday. Canada blanked the Swiss 5-0 in their preliminary round Group A matchup, outshooting the world’s finest makers of watches, utility knives and overpriced food 69-14. Forward Rebecca Johnston starred in that first matchup, netting a team-high nine shots and three points. Switzerland, meanwhile, has struggled to find the back of the net thus far, with only three goals heading into the playoff round, while allowing 18. The U.S.A. will face Sweden in the other semifinal. Noon ET

3. Ice dance medals: After earning a score of 76.33 in the short dance program on Sunday, Canadian pair and defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir sit in second spot, behind American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White, to whom they finished second in the figure skating team event earlier in the Games. Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, who scored a 65.93 on Sunday and currently hold the seventh spot, will also be looking for a big performance for a shot at their first Olympic hardware. 10 a.m. ET. UPDATE: Virtue and Moir won silver.

4. Snowboard snowcross: The Canadian men have a lot to live up to after Dominique Maltais’s silver medal in snowboard cross on Sunday. In Vancouver, Mike Robertson had the best-ever result for a Canadian male in Vancouver, taking home the silver medal. However, Robertson is not in Sochi, so the pressure falls on first-time Olympian Chris Robanske, the highest-seeded Canadian in the field. 2 a.m. ET. UPDATE: The event has been postponed due to weather.

5. Aerials: It’s been 20 years since a Canadian took home a medal in the men’s aerials (Philippe LaRoche took home silver in Lillehammer), but that doesn’t mean we haven’t come close — in Vancouver, Kyle Nissen was fifth, while Steve Omischl and Warren Shouldice also finished in the top 10. However, they are not competing in Sochi, leaving the door open for a new face to join the ranks of Canada’s successful freestyle team, which has already seen medals awarded to Alex Bilodeau, Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, Dara Howell, Mikael Kingsbury, and Kim Lamarre. 8:45 a.m. ET. UPDATE: Canada did not medal.