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April 24, 2013

Flyers rout Bruins 5-2

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Read and Oliver Lauridsen scored goals 7 seconds apart to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Scott Hartnell, Jakub Voracek and Simon Gagne also scored for the Flyers, who failed to make the playoffs this season. Goalie Anton Khudobin was pulled in the second period after allowing two quick goals and was relieved by Tuukka Rask, only to relieve him again in the third period.

Wade Redden and David Krejci had goals for the Bruins. The Bruins are second in the Eastern Conference and lead the Northeast Division. But the Bruins and Montreal both have 59 points. New Jersey beat Montreal 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The Bruins continue to stumble toward the playoffs, as they have lost five of their last six games. Fortunately Montreal has been just as bad and the Canadians have not been able to gain ground on Boston during its slump. The Bruins are back in action against the Tampa Bay Lighting on Thursday, they finish off the season with games on Saturday and Sunday against the Senators and Capitals respectively.

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