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Flyers Olympians: Giroux Snubbed From Canada; Voracek Among Named to Olympics

The Canadian Olympic ice hockey team was announced today.

Much like the displeasure of many American fans on the snubbing of certain athletes such as Ottawa's Bobby Ryan, the Islanders' Kyle Okposo and Phoenix's Keith Yandle, a few Canadian exclusions have people upset, including an entire fan base of Flyers fans.

Claude Giroux, team captain and "best player in the world" according to Peter Laviolette, was left off the Canadian team. A lot of people are seeing red, or orange for that matter.

(Photo by John Russo/The Checking Line)

Simmonds Score Two; Flyers Down Oilers, Bryz in Shootout

Just four minutes into the hockey game, it already seemed as if Ilya Bryzgalov was on his way to exacting revenge on his former team.

But there were 56 more minutes of hockey, and the Flyers didn't allow that to happen. Sparked by Wayne Simmonds' two-goal night, the Flyers came back to win in a shootout, 4-3, over Edmonton Saturday night.

Simmonds now leads the Flyers with 12 goals. Just three games ago, he had only half of that total.

(Photo: Michael Raffl scores the winning shootout goal on Ilya Bryzgalov. Photo by Marko Ditkun/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flyers Hold Off Caps

The Flyers were intent on not blowing a three-goal lead for a second straight time to Washington.

Philadelphia scored four unanswered goals to beat Washington, 5-2, Tuesday night. It evened their record to 15-15-4 on the season, and their second win in the last six games.

“Guys talked about not letting that happen again," Matt Read said. "We just amped ourselves up in the locker room.

"We took it as a 0-0 game and we had to come out and get the first goal and stay on our toes and keep them on their heels. Keep getting pucks deep and playing our game.”

(Photo: Bryadon Coburn collides with Alex Ovechkin in the first period. Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

13 Hawks earn points in dominant victory over Flyers

Philadelphia came to Chicago tonight looking for a game against one of the league’s top teams to use as a measuring stick for their own success.  After an embarrassing 7-2 thumping by the Hawks, they may want to reconsider that statement.  13 Blackhawk players would finish the game with at least a point, and Antti Raanta finished with a .933 SV%, proving yet again that he is a very capable goaltender.  Ray Emery, who started against his former team, would allow six goals on 18 shots.

The game got off to a rough start right away, when Sheldon Brookbank and Wayne Simmonds dropped the glove a...

Flyers' Substandard Defense Continues to Disappoint

The Flyers' defense is pretty bad.

Make no mistake, every team wants a burgeoning young defenseman that can do it all with flash and consistency. Every team's wish list includes a so-called "puck-moving defenseman."

A guy like Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan McDonagh, Oliver Ekman-Larsson...the list goes on, and on, and on...

Flyers Drop Chaotic Affair in Ottawa

A zany, topsy-turvy game that featured four regulation lead changes occurred at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday evening. One team knew they would be heartbroken from its result.

It ended up being the Flyers, as the Senators defeated them 5-4 in the shootout.

Jason Spezza's sensational triple deke move in the shootout was not only the Senators' first shootout goal of the season, but the game winner as well.

Flyers Continue Winning Ways; Defeat Senators 5-2

The Philadelphia Flyers just keep on rolling.

Behind another strong performance by Steve Mason and an offensive outburst, the Flyers were able to extend their point streak to five games and have now collected 12 of 16 possible points in their last eight games.

In fact, since the disastrous 7-0 loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals on Nov. 1, the Flyers have gone 5-1-2 and now sit just two points back from what would have them in playoff positioning.

(Photo: The Flyers celebrate Kimmo Timonen's first goal of the season, which proved to be the game-winner in the third period. Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Manny Malhotra's OT Winner Beats Flyers

In a game filled with little to keep fans interested, Manny Malhotra's overtime winner proved to be the difference in a 2-1 Carolina Hurricanes overtime win on Tuesday night.

Malhotra pounced on a Mark Streit turnover and danced in while fighting off a backchecking Sean Couturier, lifting a backhander past starter Steve Mason for the game winner.

"It can't happen," head coach Craig Berube said of the goal.

Where Is Our Finnish God Now?

Kimmo Timonen had been the "Finnish Warrior," the "Finnish God of Defense," and the "Man Made of Steel" for six seasons in Philadelphia.

This season marks his seventh with the Flyers, and many nicknames of praise are being removed with each passing game.

Timonen remains pointless and the qualities that once defined his game have been absent through 10 games. His power play failures, skating difficulties, and a lack of ability to make the right plays have been uncharacteristic.

There is no way to sugar coat it: Kimmo Timonen looks bad.

(Photo by John Russo/The Checking Line)

Gameday vs Vancouver: Something Has Got to Give

The offense is still looking to wake up and Vancouver is looking to fix it's defense. Someone is going to correct their problems tonight. Who will it be?