PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Sergei Gonchar scored 2:19 into the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Philadelphia Flyers with a 5-3 victory Saturday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.
The Penguins, who beat the Flyers in the conference finals last year, have to wait to find out who they'll play next. Meanwhile, the Flyers have to wait another year to pursue their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975.
Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal in the second period and had an empty-netter in the final minute, Ruslan Fedotenko and Mark Eaton also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves. Mike Knuble and Joffrey Lupul scored 51 seconds apart late in the first period, and Daniel Briere had a power-play goal for the Flyers.
After the Penguins scored three straight goals to tie it in the second, Gonchar put them ahead in the third when he ripped a slap shot past Martin Biron.