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Bruins clinch East's No. 1 seed with win over Flyers

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Johnny Boychuk, Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly scored in the third period for the Bruins, who lead the league with 113 points, two more than St. Louis in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

Lucic ended with two goals and an assist for Boston, which snapped a two-game skid. David Krejci had a goal and an assist and Loui Eriksson recorded four assists.

Tuukka Rask stopped 24-of-26 shots for the Bruins, who won all three meetings against Philadelphia this season.

Wayne Simmonds and Jay Rosehill lit the lamp for the Flyers, who have dropped four in a row and sit just two points ahead of the idle Columbus Blue Jackets for third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Ray Emery turned aside 37-of-41 shots in defeat.

04/05 15:50:49 ET

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