Flyers top Pens in OT, capping wild finish
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Streit's errant pass hit the back of the net with 2:50 remaining in overtime and lifted the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, at CONSOL Energy Center.
Streit skated up the right wing, in a 2-on-2 with Sean Couturier trailing on the opposite side. He attempted to backhand the puck across ice, but the disc deflected off a Pens defender's stick then found its way through Marc-Andre Fleury for the game decider.
Jakub Voracek netted the first two goals and Claude Giroux the other in regulation for the Flyers, who locked up the third seed in the Metropolitan Division and are heading to a first-round matchup with the Rangers.
New York completes its regular season in Montreal later Saturday, while Philadelphia hosts Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
Steve Mason departed the game after two periods with an upper-body injury after stopping 21-of-22 shots. Ray Emery picked up the win despite allowing two shaky goals over 22:10 of action.
James Neal totaled a goal and two assists for the Penguins, while Jussi Jokinen also tallied and Kris Letang sent the game to the extra session on a late marker.
Fleury ended up with only 17 saves in defeat.
04/12 18:06:31 ET