The regular-season finale doesn't help a team win a Stanley Cup. That's the motto the Philadelphia Flyers will need to have after falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2, Saturday in the 2012 regular-season finale at the CONSOL Energy Center. The results was meaningless when it comes to the NHL playoffs, which will feature both teams playing each other in the first round.
The highlight of the game was Pittsburgh's forward Evgeni Malkin netting his 50th goal of the season. Malkin reached the half-century mark with a slap shot that beat Philadelphia goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky with 12 seconds remaining in the second period.
From there, the heated rivalry contest was a bit stagnate as neither team scored in the final period as both teams are getting ready for what really counts, the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Brayden Schen and Jaromir Jagr each scored goals for the Flyers, who finished the regular season 47-26-9 (103 points) and will be the No. 5 seed. Meanwhile, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Sidney Crosby and Malkin netted scores for the Pens' (51-25-6, 108 points) who will be the No. 4 seed.