April 7, 2009

NHL: Philadelphia 2, Florida 1

Jeff Carter scored early in the third period Tuesday, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Joffrey Lupul scored the other goal for the Flyers, who earned their third trip to the post-season in the last four seasons. Philadelphia and Carolina are tied for the fourth seed at 97 points and play each other this week.

Martin Biron made 29 stops for his 28th victory of the season.

Brett McLean provided the Panthers' goal and Tomas Vokoun had 28 saves.