On this episode of the Flyers Faithful Podcast on Flyerdelphia.com, Steve Jacot and Hal Greenblatt discuss the status of the Flyers going in to the Olympic break, Craig Berube's use of defensemen, Team USA's chances in Sochi, and more.
A controversial goal call gave the Canadians a 2-1 lead in the third, but the U.S. Women’s Olympic hockey team could not put a shot on net through the first 11 minutes of the final frame to flip the tables back in their favor in the team’s 3-2 loss to Canada on Wednesday.
Hilary Knight totaled her third goal in the third game of these Olympics and Anne Schleper put up two points in the 3-2 loss to the team’s bitter rivals to the north.
The two nations that met in the men's gold medal game at the 2010 Winter Olympics are poised to take another run at finishing first in Sochi. Both the U.S.A. lineup and the Canadian lineup are filled with NHL players, as the two North American nations hope their success on the small rink in Vancouver four years ago can carry over to the bigger rink in Russia. Unless something drastic happens, both U.S.A. and Canada should be advancing past the preliminary round.
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 games, Voracek and Raffl will be making their first appearances.
We here at Flyerdelphia will be keeping you abreast of how your Flyers do while in Sochi. Competition kicks off on Wednesday, and here’s a handy dandy schedule of the games in which these five players will appear: