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When the Flyers acquired Steve Downie from the Colorado Avalanche in an Oct. 31 trade for Max Talbot, they were not necessarily looking for a major upgrade in scoring. While Downie was expected to provide a little more offensive punch than Talbot, the then-struggling team was primarily looking for a player who would do the small things that contribute to winning.
First and foremost, Downie was...
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Competition begins this week for men’s hockey at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Five players from the Philadelphia Flyers are representing their respective home countries at the games: Kimmo Timonen (Finland), Mark Streit (Switzerland), Andrej Meszaros (Slovakia), Jakub Voracek (Czech Republic), and Michael Raffl (Austria). While the former three players are veterans of the Olympic...
With a 4th straight win against the Flames, the Flyers matched their longest winning streak of the season
The Flyers celebrate after Scott Hartnell scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Flames. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com)
The Olympic break is a blessing and a curse for the Philadelphia Flyers. They spent the final few minutes of Saturday's 2-1 win...
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Flyers well represented in Sochi
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The 2014 Opening Ceremonies have come and gone and the Sochi Winter Olympics are well underway. With Men’s Hockey ready to begin group play, the Flyers will see five players compete for five separate nations. Here is what we can expect from each:
Kimmo Timonen will be entering his final Olympics for Finland, unless he finds the fountain of youth that is.
Kimmo Timonen (Photo Credit...
In their fifth season of existence, the scrappy Philadelphia Flyers were clawing their way up the ladder in the then -West Division standings. On February 8, 1972, they set out on a five-game road trip, starting in Vancouver to play the Canucks. In goal that evening was Bruce Gamble, a 33-year-old veteran who had almost 300 NHL games under his belt at the time of the game. Bruce...
June 23, 2011 will forever be remembered among hockey fans in the Philadelphia area as the day the organization drastically changed directions with two blockbuster trades, sending their two most recognizable stars to other teams in exchange for young talent and draft picks. Wayne Simmonds was acquired on this date from the Los Angeles Kings, […]Who Is Wayne Simmonds?- presented...
Here is the televised schedule of preliminary-round Olympic games involving Flyers' players as well as games involving Team USA and Team Canada. All times in EST.
WED FEB 12
Czech Republic (Jakub Voracek) vs. Sweden: Noon (USA Network)
Switzerland (Mark Streit) vs. Latvia: Noon (MSNBC)
THU FEB 13
Finland (Kimmo Timonen) vs. Austria (Michael Raffl): 3:00 a.m. (NBCSN)...
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FLYING INTO THE OLYMPIC BREAK
It wasn't the prettiest or best-played of games, but the Philadelphia Flyers did just enough to skate off with a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Wells Fargo Center yesterday afternoon. Ray Emery authored 32 saves, making a second-period goal by Brayden Schenn and a third-period deflection goal by Scott Hartnell hold up for the regulation...
There's a lot to like about the Flyers chances going into the Olympic break.
They've won four in a row, five of their last six games.
Their power play and penalty kill are ranked in the NHL's top 10.
They have outscored opponents 20-9 in the last six games.
Goalies Steve Mason (5GP) and Ray Emery (1GP) have combined for a 1.34 GAA and .958 save percentage...