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2013 IIHF World Championships: Giroux excels, Gustafsson logging near 30 minutes

5/10/2013 Slovakia-Austra 1-2 SO Radivojevic 0+1, 16:54 TOI, +1 Austria beat Slovakia after 17 years and made another big surprise at the World Championships. Slovenia-Czech Republic 2-4 Voracek 0+2, 17:29 TOI Slovenia played more than an equal role for the first 40 minutes of the game. The struggling Czechs couldn’t find a way to score against team Slovenia. Luckily team Czech Republic scored two quick power play goals in the third which helped them to gain another important three points in the standings. Russia-Finland 2-3 Vaananen 0+0, 15:43 TOI, 2 PIM Kukkonen 0+0, 11:36 TOI Bryzgalov – backup This was …

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IIHF World Chamipionship Day 4 and 5: Giroux shines, Gus making progress, Bryz being Bryz

5/6/2013 Germany-Slovakia 2-3 Noebels 0+0, 2:48 TOI Radivojevic 0+0, 17:05 TOI Team Slovakia won their third game against Germany 3-2 despite losing twice in that game. Team Germany has only one point so far, while Slovakia has six points. Czech Republic-Switzerland 2-5 Voracek 0+1, 19:18 TOI, -2 Team Czech Republic lost the second straight game when they couldn’t beat the red-hot Switzerland. The Czechs made it more difficult for themselves to advance into the playoffs. But the schedule looks quite good for Jakub Voracek’s team – games against Denmark, Slovenia, Canada, and Norway are coming up. Czech Republic started very …

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IIHF World Championship Day 3 – Team Switzerland is on a roll, Read with a goal, Kovar heading to KHL

Day three of the IIHF World Championships: France-Austria 3-1 Team France started very well leading by two goals just five minutes into the first period. They added one more in the second period and Austria was only able to manage one goal. Belarus-Slovenia 4-3 Team Belarus won 4-3 after losing their first game to the Czech Republic. Alexei Ugarov scored the game-winning goal with four minutes remaining in the third period. Russia-Germany 4-1 Noebels – healthy scratch Bryzgalov – healthy scratch Team Russia beat Germany 4-1 winning their 12th straight (including the last World Championships). Ilya Kovalchuk netted a hattrick. …

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The Flyers Season In Review: The Good

The Flyers season is over. We fans went on a long ride through a short amount of time. 48 games in fewer than 100 days. Blood, sweat, tears, injuries and fatigue plagued this 2013 Flyers team from the start of the season. But, let’s not forget, the Flyers gave us plenty of memories from this year. Here is my three-part season in review looking back at the Good, the bad, and the Ugly. The Good: Jakub Voracek Steps Out: In similar fashion to Scott Hartnell the year before, Voracek started slowly, but finished the season strong. Voracek coming off a …

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Future Flyers Report: Konan/Akeson finish season with Flyers, three prospects in 2013 IIHF World Championship, Titans finished, Canadian junior updates

Another pair of Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects made their NHL debut this week, as both Matthew Konan and Jason Akeson appeared in contests for the Orange and Black. Konan made his debut in the Flyers’ 2-1 win on Thursday against the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center. He had two hits and a blocked shot in 13:09 of ice time. In Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators, both Konan and Akeson suited up for the Flyers. Konan had four shots on net, three hits, and one blocked shot in 18:42 TOI during his first NHL appearance. As for …