Bruins Beat Flyers, Clinch Top Seed In Playoffs In Eastern Conference

Bruins clinch top spot in East with 5-2 win

Associated Press

       BOSTON (AP) – Johnny Boychuk scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:06 left in the third period, Milan Lucic had two goals and the Boston Bruins clinched the Eastern Conference's best record with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

        David Krejci also scored for the Bruins and Patrice Bergeron extended his consecutive point streak to 11 games, setting up Boychuk's go-ahead score.

        Wayne Simmonds and Jay Rosehill scored for the Flyers, who are in a tight race with a group of teams for a playoff spot.

        Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots for the Bruins, who had lost their past two games.

        Ray Emery made 37 saves for the Flyers. Philadelphia has lost three straight

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