Posted April 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
Oliver Lauridsen and Danny Briere scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday. Lauridsen scored his second career NHL goal on a slap shot high above the circle late in the third period to lift the Flyers to a win in their home finale. They missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. John Tavares scored for the playoff-bound Islanders. The Islanders are headed to the playoffs for the first time in six seasons and failed to earn a point for the first time in 12 games. With playoff positioning still up for grabs, the Islanders dropped to seventh in the Eastern Conference after the Rangers' overtime win over Carolina. The Islanders clinched an Eastern Conference playoff spot in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The Islanders end the season on a five-game road trip and finish Friday at Buffalo. As always, the Flyers had expectations of a deep playoff run. But injuries that decimated the defense and...
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