The Flyers entered Saturday with their playoff hopes up in the air, but got a definite answer on whether or not their season will be extended.
A two-goal effort from Wayne Simmonds, combined with a defensive shutdown of a depleted Pittsburgh Penguins team that had stifled them all season, helped guide the Flyers (39-27-14) to a 3-1 win over the Penguins, avoiding a season series sweep.
More importantly, they claimed a berth in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, just narrowly edging Boston out for the final playoff spot.
Simmonds first put the Flyers on the board with 1:03 to play in the first, off of a one-timer from Jakub Voracek in front of the net. He tipped in his second goal with 3:02 left in the second stanza, off of a Shayne Gostisbehere shot from the blueline.