(UNIONDALE N.Y.) — Brooks Orpik scored the game-winning goal 7:49 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the New York Islanders with a 4-3 win Saturday night at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Penguins overcame three separate one-goal deficits throughout the game, as they eliminate the Islanders in six games.
“I’m definitely not a goal-scorer, but he laid it right on a tee for me,” Orpik said after scoring only his 12th-career NHL goal. “I wish I can say I was trying to go there, but I was just trying to put it on net, and found a hole.”
The Islanders had a 3-2 lead late in the third period when Paul Martin scored a game-tying goal with 5:16 remaining. A win would have sent the teams back to Pittsburgh for a Game 7.
Tomas Vokoun gave up three goals but also stopped 35 shots in net for Pittsburgh.
The Penguins advance to play the Ottawa Senators in the second round.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com