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Flyers defeat Penguins to make playoffs

Philadelphia clinches Eastern wild card, eliminates Boston

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Even at their lowest moments, the Philadelphia Flyers never felt their season was lost.

They capped a second-half turnaround with a 3-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday that clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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National champs Villanova watch Flyers

NCAA basketball winners on hand for Philadelphia hosting Pittsburgh @NHLdotcom

Villanova attends Flyers game

PIT@PHI: National Champs take in a hockey game

4/9/16: NCAA Men's Basketball champion Villanova takes in the Flyers game at Wells Fargo Center

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The NCAA champion Villanova University men's basketball team was at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday to watch the Philadelphia Flyers play the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Penguins' Murray leaves game with injury

Goalie was hit in head by Flyers forward Brayden Schenn in first period

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray left the game with 2:35 left in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn cut through the crease with the puck and took a shot that Murray stopped, but Schenn's leg collided with Murray's head, knocking off the rookie goalie's mask. Murray, who is 7-0-0 with a 2.10 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in his past seven games, was examined by the medical staff on the ice then escorted up the tunnel into the locker room.

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Penguins' Crosby, Letang out against Flyers

Pittsburgh captain held out with 'bumps and bruises' for precautionary reasons

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and defenseman Kris Letang will not play against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN1) on Saturday.

"Sidney Crosby is dealing with some bumps and bruises so we're going to hold him out for precautionary reasons," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. 

Letang will be a healthy scratch.

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High weekend stakes for Flyers in bid for playoffs

Wins against Penguins, Islanders would clinch postseason berth

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

PENGUINS (48-25-8) at FLYERS (39-27-14)

TV: 3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN1

Season series: The Philadelphia Flyers have lost the first three meetings and will attempt to avoid a season sweep to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Two of Philadelphia's three losses have come in the past month, when it was outscored 10-3 on March 19 and April 3.

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Penguins have no worries with Murray

With Fleury sidelined, rookie goaltender has sparkled @NHLdotcom

WASHINGTON -- He has won seven straight starts, but rookie goaltender Matt Murray isn't letting the pressure get to him.

Entrusted with the Pittsburgh Penguins net while No. 1 goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is sidelined with a concussion, and with one regular-season game remaining for the Penguins, the net could belong to Murray when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 13.

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