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GAME 82 FLYERS FALL IN SHOOTOUT TO CANES

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 6:08 PM ET
By Anthony SanFilippo - Philadelphia Flyers Inside Reporter / Flyers Inside Out
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GAME 82 FLYERS FALL IN SHOOTOUT TO CANES

The game didn’t matter…. But it sure was fun.

With a handful of regulars scratched in the final game of the season to help them heal up for the playoffs, the Flyers could have just mailed it in and got ready for the playoffs.

But they did no such thing, showing the same resolve they’ve shown all season when they get down in a game.

And although they ultimately didn’t win the final game of the season, losing 6-5 to the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout, they did fight back from a three-goal deficit to tie the game in the final seconds and earn a point on the last day of the season.

The Flyers finish 42-30-10 with 94 points and will start the playoffs against the New York Rangers, presumably Thursday (the schedule will be out later today) at Madison Square Garden.

Wayne Simmonds had a great game for the Flyers with a pair of goals, including the tying goal with less than 10 seconds remaining. That was his 29th goal of the season, which set a career high. He also finished the season with a career-best 60 points.

Matt Read scored the first goal of the game on a pass from call-up Jason Akeson. It was Read’s 22nd goal of the season and it allowed him to reach the 40-point plateau for the second time in his career.

Kimmo Timonen and Simmonds scored 10 seconds apart in the second period and Sean Couturier added his 13th goal of the season to erase a 4-1 deficit in the middle frame.

Couturier finished the season with 39 points, which is the best of his three-year NHL career.

Claude Giroux assisted on Timonen’s goal. He finished the season with 86 points, third in the NHL in scoring.

Mark Streit also had a pair of assists, finishing the season with 44 points, the top defensive scorer on the Flyers and tied for 14th in the NHL among defensemen.

Cal Heeter played in his first NHL game in goal and despite struggling early in the game, giving up three first period goals, he rebounded nicely and finished the game with 38 saves.

Stay tuned to PhiadelphiaFlyers.com and this blog for more on the game and also the schedule for the playoff series against New York.

To contact Anthony SanFilippo, email asanfilippo@comcast-spectacor.com or follow him on Twitter @InsideTheFlyers

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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