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Bruins clinch top spot in East with 5-2 win

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BOSTON (AP) — 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.