Today four out the Philadelphia Flyers five Olympians were in action. Here is how they fared in their different match-ups:
Jakub Voracek – Czech Republic
The Czech Republic took down Latvia today by a score of 4-2. With 12:54 remaining in the second period Marek Zidlicky shot a wrist shot from the point. Voracek, who had just been knocked down by the Latvian defense, stuck out his stick and deflected the puck by the Latvian goaltender. Voracek only had one hand on his stick to redirect the puck. Throughout the game Voracek only played for 10:51 and had 4 shots.
Mark Streit – Switzerland
Switzerland was dealt a disheartening defeat by the Swedes today, 1-0. Mark Streit played a total of 19:24, the third most ice time on the team. He was also one of the five players on the ice for the lone goal against. However, Streit did a good job on the play of defending the Erik Karlsson rush and first shot. His goaltender, Reto Berra who played an otherwise strong game, allowed a juicy rebound that NHL legend Daniel Alfredsson put home for the games only goal.
Michael Raffl – Austria
Team Austria was the recipient of a 6-0 beating at the hands of Canada today. Michael Raffl played relatively well and was one of the few Austrians who was able to create chances. Raffl played for 15:32, was credited with one shot, and was -3. Even though the Austrian team is having a rough time in Sochi, it is encouraging to see Raffl playing well.
Kimmo Timonen – Finland
Finland handled Norway just fine this afternoon, winning by a score of 6-1. Kimmo Timonen played a total of 17:52, second on the team behind his defense partner Sami Vatanen, and did not have a point. Timonen was credited with one shot and was +1. Although Timonen may be overshadowed by the play of young guns on defense like Maatta and Vatanen, he is playing a solid tournament and his TOI proves that his coach is confident in him.