The Philadelphia Flyers are currently 30-23-6 and are tied with the Detroit Red Wings for the No. 7 seed. Veteran Kimmo Timonen gave his team some words of advice about how the Flyers can be successful and make the playoffs.
“I’ll show you the medal (Finland’s Olympic bronze medal) and maybe you change your mind now,” Timonen said, per CSN Philadelphia. “It’s a team sport. We played as a team. It was a good showing for the Flyers, too.”
Finland did exactly that en route to its fourth Olympic medal since NHL participation began in ’98. Despite losing the services of top centers Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula prior to the tournament — then losing prized youngster Aleksander Barkov during — the Finns stuck to a disciplined, hard-working and gritty gameplan.
The Flyers are hopeful that they can give their fans a second Stanley Cup Finals appearance in five years.
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