Danny Briere scored a pair of goals, Ilya Bryzgalov made 23 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Three of Philadelphia's four goals came on the power play, upping the Flyers' league-leading total to 61.
Briere's second goal put the Flyers up 3-1 with 2:20 left in the second period. Jaromir Jagr took a long outlet pass from Bryzgalov at the Flyers' blue line and flicked it on to Briere, who got one-on-one with Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj and roofed a forehand shot from in close.
Bryzgalov improved his record this month to 10-1-1 while making several excellent saves from close range. The most impressive came in the first period when he stopped Aaron Palushaj and Frederic St-Denis on shots from right in front of the goal. He also denied Erik Cole on a breakaway with a glove save.
Briere put the Flyers ahead 2-1 with a power-play goal 7:57 into the second period after deflecting Matt Carle's wrist s...