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Flyers beat Penguins 3-1, clinch playoff spot

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason, left, comes up with a save on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins' Kael Mouillerat, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason, left, comes up with a save on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins' Kael Mouillerat, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino, right, scores past Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino, right, scores past Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason, left, defends as Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, right, attacks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

    Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason, left, defends as Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, right, attacks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)  (The Associated Press)

Wayne Simmonds scored two goals, Steve Mason stopped 18 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers clinched a playoff berth with a 3-1 win over the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

The Flyers' win eliminated Boston, which lost to Ottawa 6-1 earlier in the day. The Bruins lost a tiebreaker to Detroit. Philadelphia will meet top-seeded Washington in the first round. The Penguins, who are the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, will play the Rangers or Islanders.

Pittsburgh rested Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang and played without Evgeni Malkin for the 15th consecutive game because of an upper-body injury.

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was injured in a collision with Brayden Schenn and left the game in the first period. Murray has started five straight games because Marc-Andre Fleury is out with a concussion.