PHILADELPHIA -- Oliver Lauridsen and Danny Briere each scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers past the New York Islanders 2-1 on Thursday night.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Flyers, who have won three straight and four of five.
John Tavares scored the Islanders' goal. New York had won 11 straight in regulation while marching from 12th place in the Eastern Conference playoff race on March 23 to clinching its first playoff spot since 2006-07 on Tuesday night.
The Flyers took a 2-1 lead with 6:31 remaining in the third. Lauridsen picked up a loose puck and fired a slap shot from just outside the faceoff circle past goalie Evgeni Nabokov's short side. Nabokov had 28 saves for the Islanders.
Briere gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead at 11:41 in the first. Brayden Schenn slipped a pass between the legs of an Islanders defender and Briere poked his shot into a wid-open net.
The goal snapped a 19-game goal-less streak for Briere, who might have played his final home game as a Flyer. He has struggled most of the season, which has led to speculation that he could be facing a contract buyout in the off-season.
New York tied the score 1-1 less than two minutes into the second period. Tavares redirected Matt Carkner's shot past Bryzgalov, who appeared to completely lose sight of the puck, for his 28th goal of the season.
Tavares has been mentioned as a Hart Trophy finalist this season, ranking third in the NHL in goals and leading the Islanders in points.
NOTES: Before the game, the Flyers announced that Jakub Voracek was selected as the Bobby Clarke Trophy recipient. The award goes to the team MVP. Kimmo Timonen won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the team's best defenseman. ... Islanders winger Matt Martin played in his 200th career game. ... Flyers defenseman Matt Konan made his NHL debut. ... New York entered the night in the midst of its longest point streak since 1981-82. ... Thursday's game was the home finale for Philadelphia, which completed its sixth straight season with a winning home record. The Flyers conclude the season on Saturday at Ottawa. ... The Islanders, who play their regular-season finale Friday at Buffalo, need only one point to set a franchise record for point percentage on the road.