Friendly, on-going reminder: Please keep all Olympics discussion to the Olympics post so that the Fly By can remain spoiler-free. Thanks!
*It's USA v. Canada for the gold in women's hockey today at noon. GET IT LADIES! [CTV]
*Perhaps the biggest surprised was Russia's defeat, which can be attributed to their lack of high-end talent on the back end. [Backhand Shelf]
*Five more theories about the Russian loss. [ProHockeyTalk]
*And then there's this incredibly weird interview with the Russian head coach... [The Score]
*Players think the playoffs and the Olympics are each special in their own way. [Chicago Sun-Times]
*About that practice: ASF says Vincent Lecavalier may have benefited the most from the time off. Which is great news. Also, a look at what the current Flyers have in common with the team that made the finals in 2010.