- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 11, 2009

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Martin Biron stopped 30 shots and Simon Gagne had the game-winning goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday.

Joffrey Lupul and Mike Knuble also scored for the playoff-bound Flyers, who can finish as high as fourth in the Eastern Conference depending on the outcome of several later games.

Sean Bergenheim and Tim Jackman scored for the Islanders, who have lost three in a row.

The Islanders took 13 of the game’s first 16 shots and Bergenheim scored on No. 13 _ taking a pass from Doug Weight and beating Biron for his 15th goal of the season at 14:06.

Lupul tied it up at 5:04 of the second period during Philadelphia’s first power play. His wrist shot from the top of the right circle got past Yanis Danis.

The Flyers took a 2-1 lead on their second power play, as Knuble finished off a scramble in front of the net by putting the puck past Danis. Jackman tied the game at 15:23 on a shot that surprised Biron.

Gagne restored Philadelphia’s lead 52 seconds later on a wrist shot.

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