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Giroux has 2 goals and Flyers clinch playoff spot with 5-2 win over Panthers

Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Giroux has 2 goals and Flyers clinch playoff spot with 5-2 win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. - Claude Giroux scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a Stanley Cup playoff berth by beating the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Tuesday.

Tye McGinn, Sean Couturier and Vincent Lecavalier also scored for the Flyers and Steve Mason made 38 saves.

The Flyers won their second consecutive game after losing the four previous games.

Jonathan Huberdeau and Erik Gudbranson scored goals for Florida and Dan Ellis stopped 22 shots. Ellis substituted for Roberto Luongo, a late scratch with an upper-body injury. The Panthers have lost six of their past seven games.

The Flyers scored four goals in the second period, including three on their first four shots.

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