Penguins eliminate Islanders in OT, will face Senators in Round 2
Pittsburgh Penguins center Tyler Kennedy celebrates with defenseman Brooks Orpik (44), who scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series against the New York Islanders in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP / Kathy Willens)
Published Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:29PM EDT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame three one-goal deficits in Game 6 to eliminate the New York Islanders with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night.
Orpik took a shot from the left point that might have clipped Islanders forward Brad Boyes on its way past goalie Evgeni Nabokov.
The Penguins advanced to face the Ottawa Senators in the second round of the playoffs despite being outshot 38-21 in the decisive win.
The Islanders were just 5:16 away from sending the series back to Pittsburgh for one more game when Paul Martin got the Penguins even for the third time.