Staal scores twice as 'Canes beat Flyers 6-5 in SO

Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, left, reacts to scoring the Flyers' third goal against Carolina Hurricanes' Anton Khudobin, right, of Russia during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

April 13, 2014 3:46:25 PM PDT
Jordan Staal scored twice in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in regular-season finale Sunday.

Jeff Skinner added a pair of goals for the Hurricanes, who finish the season in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division, outside of the playoff picture.

Wayne Simmonds scored twice for the Flyers, who had already wrapped up third place in the Metropolitan Division and a date with the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs later this week.

Cal Heeter made 33 saves in his NHL debut for the Flyers, before stopping one of two shots in the shootout.

Hurricanes goaltender Anton Khudobin made 39 saves and stopped all three of shots in the shootout.