Flyers Shut Out Penguins, 2-0

Loss costs Pittsburgh No. 1 conference seed
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2008 10:05 PM CDT
Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Martin Biron, left, deflects a shot on goal by Pittsburgh Penguins' Jarkko Ruutu, right, of Finland, during the first period of their game tonight in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – Martin Biron stopped 20 shots in his second straight shutout and led the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh tonight that cost the Penguins the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers, who clinched a playoff spot on Friday, enter the postseason as the sixth seed and open the playoffs against Washington.

The Penguins played without star Sidney Crosby.  Pittsburgh coach Michel Terrien decided to scratch Crosby, likely as a precaution after the Pens' captain missed 28 games earlier this season. Scottie Upshall scored his 14th goal for Philly in the second period and Mike Knuble added an empty-netter in the final minute. The Penguins play Ottawa in the first round of the playoffs.