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Pens and Flyers tied with 104 points going into final regular season game

The battle for the division title will go right down to the wire.
On Friday night, a Penguins 4-3 shootout win over the New York Islanders and a Flyers 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo has both teams tied with 104 points going into the final the game of the season.
Pittsburgh (48-25-8, 104 pts) finishes the season on Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Thrashers and the Flyers (46-23-12, 104 pts) host the New York Islanders Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Philadelphia has lost 5 straight and 14 of 20 games.
The Flyers are 5-0 against the Islanders this season.
The Flyers own the tiebreaker against Pittsburgh and Flyers a win on Saturday night will clinch the title.
The Penguins are 3-0 against Atlanta this season.
Pittsburgh clinches the division under three scenarios: 1) PIT win, PHI regulation loss; 2) PIT win, PHI Overtime/shootout loss; 3) PIT overtime loss, Flyers regulation loss.
The Penguins can finish anywhere from 2-4 in the Eastern Conference.
The Washington Capitals have clinched the No. 1 seed in the East.

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