Rookie Matt Read scored to snap a tie with just under 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period as the host Philadelphia Flyers knocked the Buffalo Sabres out of postseason contention with a 2-1 victory.
The Sabres were officially eliminated moments after their loss to Philadelphia, as Washington finished off a 4-2 victory over Florida.
Defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon scored and Ilya Bryzgalov finished with 25 saves for the fifth-seeded Flyers, who will face the Keytone State-rival Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Former Flyer Ville Leino scored and Ryan Miller turned aside 33 shots for the Sabres, who fell to 25-1-2 when leading after leading after two periods.
With the game tied at 1-1, Read skated past veteran defenseman Robyn Regehr at the blue line and then cut in on Miller before beating him with a wrist shot. Read's tally was his 24th - and fourth in seven games.
After a scoreless first period, Leino opened the scoring with 2:34 remaining in t...