Flyers Five: Recent playoff runs

The Flyers celebrate after completing their 3-0 series comeback against Boston in the 2010 second round -- their most memorable playoff run in recent history. (Photo Courtesy of The playoffs are set, and the Flyers will look to embark on the arduous journey for Lord Stanley's Cup after a year's hiatus. Their upcoming series with the Rangers promises be an...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday (4/15/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen says Rangers will be favored Bergen Record - If Canucks fire Tortorella, he might not get another chance to be a head coach New York Post –  J.T. Miller back with Blueshirts New York Post –  Lundqvist: ‘I don’t feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs’ New York Post –  Vegas starts Rangers at 20-1 to win Stanley Cup...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Period Comeback Not Enough to Give Flyers Win, Fall to Hurricanes 6-5

An epic second-period comeback was not enough to give the Flyers a win in their last regular-season game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon. Matt Read, Kimmo Timonen, Sean Couturier, and Wayne Simmonds (2) all scored for the Flyers, while Jeff Skinner (2), Eric Staal (2), and Manny Malhotra scored for Carolina. Skinner’s shootout goal propelled the Hurricanes to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Victorious in Penultimate Game

For the Philadelphia Flyers’ second to last game of the regular season against the host and rival Pittsburgh Penguins, a few of their regulars were rested. Nicklas Grossmann, Kimmo Timonen, and Steve Downie were healthy scratches along with the suspended Zac Rinaldo. Pittsburgh also held out a few of their regulars, including star center Evgeni Malkin […]
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Timonen returns, ready for 'playoff mode'

The Philadelphia Flyers will have one of their most important players back in the lineup when defenseman Kimmo Timonen returns Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Timonen sat out Philadelphia's 1-0 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday with an upper-body injury after being hit in the chin by a puck in their shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday. "...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Timonen not with Flyers; Gustafsson to fill in

When was the last time Erik Gustafsson played in a game for the Flyers? The answer: Feb. 27 – after the Olympic break – as the Flyers awaited Kimmo Timonen’s return from Sochi. That was 14 games ago. It now appears the 25-year-old defenseman will again replace Timonen on Tuesday night in St. Louis when the Flyers face the Blues. Timonen, who was struck by a puck on the chin...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning After: Flyers top line answers call against Leafs

Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek celebrate Giroux's third-period goal in the Flyers 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo Courtesy of In a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday, the Flyers fourth line generated the best scoring chances. Despite Jake Voracek's power-play goal in the closing minutes, the Flyers effort wasn't nearly good enough. ...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Crumple Leafs Late; Win 4-2

Image Courtesy Amy Irvin - Claude Giroux took an errant Toronto pass near the blue line and ripped a wrist shot passed Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier early in the third period to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs and would propel the Flyers to a 4-2 victory Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Vincent Lecavalier got the scoring...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

#AskSteezy, Volume 1: Defensemen, Facial Hair, and Vinny

At an in-between time for columns (winning streak over, losing streak not at a newsworthy level, and no glaring advanced statistic trends leaping off the screen at me), I decided to field questions this week and answer them in what will be the first of hopefully many #AskSteezy mailbags. Feel free to submit your questions for future editions to me on Twitter @GoingHard_inger and...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Weekend Sweep Of The Penguins More Than Just Four Points

from Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News, The in-their-heads question was asked a few times after the game. I don't think that's it. The Penguins have a lot of injuries these days, and the Flyers get full marks for taking advantage of them. Yes, they still have Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and that should win them a lot of games, but they are nicked and they know...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Rumor: Future unclear for Timonen

As he nears the end of his fifteenth season in the National Hockey League, Kimmo Timonen of the Philadelphia Flyers finds himself pondering what comes next, and retirement could well be in the offing.The one big thing missing from the resume' of one of the games better defensemen, is a Stanley Cup, and if the Flyers could somehow manage to capture the holy grail of hockey, this...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Comeback Falls Short Against Leafs In OT

  Another game, another ex-Flyer. They always seem to stab Flyers fans right in the heart, and this one was a familiar face on a club that prominently features two of them for Philly. Joffrey Lupul stuck the dagger in this time around in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs held off the always-never-out-of-it Flyers by a score of 4-3. Things started off quite well for the Leafs who...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Plenty of heroes in Flyers latest comeback effort

Vincent Lecavalier and Kimmo Timonen celebrate after Lecavalier scored to give the Flyers a 5-4 win over the Capitals in overtime on Sunday afternoon. (Photo Courtesy of The Comeback Kids did it again. Fresh off a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, the first two periods were far from a good effort for the Flyers. It certainly seemed that playing three games in four days...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: Timonen Back But Won't Play

Kimmo Timonen will NOT play Thursday night when the Flyers resume their NHL schedule against the San Jose Sharks. He literally has no skating legs and is still tired and trying to readjust to our time zone. He admitted he is no longer "a young boy" who can make that trans-Atlantic adjustment as fast as he once could. Flyers coach Craig Berube agreed, too, saying that...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Ten Days To Deadline: Should The Flyers Follow The Sharks’ Lead?

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) If I was the Flyers GM, there is one definite and sure fire approach I’d take...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Flight Plan: Back In Action

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin of 38Photography. The Philadelphia Flyers resume their regular season schedule this week with home games against the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers. Kimmo Timonen won a bronze medal with team Finland in the Olympic tournament, while the other Flyer Olympians failed to place. Team Canada took home the gold medal in a 3-0 victory over Sweden. ...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Sunday Quick Hits

SUNDAY QUICK HITS * With the exception of Kimmo Timonen, who won a bronze medal at the Olympics with Team Finland yesterday, the Flyers will have their full contingent of players at practice today in Voorhees. The season resumes on Thursday, when the Flyers play host to the San Jose Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center. * The NHL trade freeze ends at midnight tonight. The NHL...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Saturday Quick Hits

SATURDAY QUICK HITS * Team Finland leads Team USA 2-0 early in the second of the gold medal game as of this writing. In his final Olympic game, soon-to-retire Teemu Selänne notched his 23rd career Olympic goal. Jussi Jokinen added to the lead moments later. Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen had an "oops" moment in the first period, knocking a broken stick on the...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen, Finland To Meet USA For Bronze – Hockey Freeze

Kimmo Timonen is no stranger to the Olympic tournament. As a representative of Team Finland, the 38-year-old defenseman traveled to Sochi in hopes of earning his first career Olympic gold medal. During his previous Olympic tournaments, Timonen collected two bronze medals in 1998 and 2002, along with a silver medal in 2006 in Turin, Italy. When asked about representing his home country...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Shea Weber the next Philadelphia Flyer?

Shea Weber is a name that is hauntingly beautiful to Philadelphia Flyers’ fans. The Flyers are approaching the two-year mark this summer since they offered Weber the 14-year, $110 million dollar deal in the summer of 2012. The Nashville Predators obviously matched the deal, which is why he remains in Music City. After the deal was matched, Weber was not allowed to be traded until...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Schedule Breakdown, Timonen, Dineen, and More

A LOOK INSIDE THE FLYERS' REMAINING SCHEDULE With only defenseman Kimmo Timonen remaining in Sochi at the Olympics, the Flyers are getting closer and closer to having their full contingent of players back in Voorhees to begin preparations for a busy stretch drive. The Flyers have 23 games remaining on their 2013-14 regular season schedule. From here on out, the Flyers...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Olympic performances thus far

Two Flyers remain in the hunt for Olympic gold as the playoff rounds start to heat up. (Photo Courtesy of With things still being a bit slow on the Flyers' front due to the NHL's Olympic shutdown, this week's Flyers Five is rather cut-and-dry, and will focus on statistical performances of the five Flyers playing in the Sochi games. This will be updated...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Orange&Black Going for Gold: Recap of the Preliminary Round

Today, the qualifying round of Olympic men’s hockey began with matchups between Slovenia and Austria (4-0 SLO win*), Russia and Norway (4-0 RUS win), Switzerland and Latvia (in progress), and the Czech Republic against Slovakia (in progress). *With Slovenia’s win over Austria, Michael Raffl’s chance at an Olympic medal his first go-’round is now lost. He had the most successful...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Garnering Points at Sochi Games

The Flyers sent five players to represent their countries in Sochi (via By: Andrew Dintino (@AndrewD_TOU) While the National Hockey League breaks for the Olympic games, all eyes are on Sochi, the site of the 22nd winter games. The Philadelphia Flyers sent five of their own to represent their countries: Mark Streit (Switzerland), Michael Raffl (Austria), Andrej Meszaros...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Orange&Black Going for Gold: A Guide to the First Week of Action

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...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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