PHILADELPHIA -- The 2017-18 season came to an end with a 5-0 loss to the Flyers Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.
Claude Giroux scored his first career hat trick to lead the way for the Flyers, who clinched the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Already up 1-0 on a first period goal by Ivan Provorov, the Flyers blew the game open with three goals in 5:35, including two by Giroux. He completed the hat trick 10:11 into the third.
"It's hard to say how I feel right now," said Henrik Lundqvist, who missed the playoffs for just the second time in his NHL career. "We knew this was going to be the last game, we knew it was going to be a tough game against a good team, a desperate team. I think the last couple weeks I've had some time to think about the season and try to figure out what went wrong and analyze it."