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Bruins clinch top spot in Eastern Conference with 5-2 win over Flyers

  • Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson (21) tries to get a shot off against Philadelphia Flyers' Mark Streit (32) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson (21) tries to get a shot off against Philadelphia Flyers' Mark Streit (32) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux (28) and Boston Bruins' Andrej Meszaros (41) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux (28) and Boston Bruins' Andrej Meszaros (41) battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Adam Hall, left, and Boston Bruins' Reilly Smith battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Adam Hall, left, and Boston Bruins' Reilly Smith battle for the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)  (The Associated Press)

Johnny Boychuk scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:06 left in the third period, Milan Lucic had two goals and the Boston Bruins clinched the Eastern Conference's best record with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

David Krejci also scored for the Bruins and Patrice Bergeron extended his consecutive point streak to 11 games, setting up Boychuk's go-ahead score.

Wayne Simmonds and Jay Rosehill scored for the Flyers, who are in a tight race with a group of teams for a playoff spot.

Tuukka Rask stopped 24 shots for the Bruins, who had lost their past two games.

Ray Emery made 37 saves for the Flyers. Philadelphia has lost three straight.