National Hockey League
Carolina 4, Philadelphia 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Tim Peel
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Brian Mach
Attendance: 19433

Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal in the second period as the visiting Carolina Hurricanes completed a sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers with a 4-3 victory on Saturday in the regular-season finale.

Staal joined Teuvo Teravainen in collecting a goal and assist for the Hurricanes (46-29-7, 99 points), who clinched the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and will face Metropolitan Division champion Washington in the first round of the playoffs.

Warren Foegele and defenseman Justin Faulk scored for the second consecutive contest, Brock McGinn notched a pair of assists and Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves in the win.

Rookie Oskar Lindblom scored in his third straight contest, Sean Couturier recorded his career-high 33rd goal and Travis Konecny also tallied for the Flyers (37-37-8, 82 points), who have been outscored 25-10 during their five-game losing skid.

After Carolina claimed a 3-1 lead, Konecny skated through the slot and wired a low shot past a screened McElhinney to trim the deficit just 1:27 into the second. Couturier then forged a tie at 3 at 6:07 after deflecting Jakub Voracek's blast from the point for a power-play goal.

The Hurricanes answered in short order, as defenseman Dougie Hamilton's attempted pass from behind the goal line caromed off Couturier's shin pads and into the slot. Staal alertly jumped on the loose puck and shoveled it past rookie Carter Hart (24 saves) to give Carolina a 4-3 lead at 7:33 of the second period.

The Hurricanes claimed a 2-0 lead midway into the first period after Foegele and Faulk took advantage of defensive breakdowns to deposit loose pucks in the slot past Hart.

Philadelphia answered with 5:41 remaining in the first period as defenseman Travis Sanheim skated in from along the right-wing boards before sending a feed to Lindblom, who deftly backhanded the puck past McElhinney.

The Flyers' feel-good moment didn't last long as Teravainen converted from the slot just 1:21 later for his 21st goal to give Carolina a 3-1 lead.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Carolina   Philadelphia
Jordan Staal 2 Points Claude Giroux 2
Jordan Staal 1 Goals Sean Couturier 1
Brock McGinn 2 Assists Claude Giroux 2
N/A Power Play Goals Sean Couturier 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis McElhinney .903 Save Percentage Carter Hart .857
Curtis McElhinney 28 Saves Carter Hart 24
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 28 4 0-2 1-2 4 26
Philadelphia 31 3 1-2 2-2 14 31