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Orpik Scores In OT To Give Pens Series Win Over Islanders

May 13, 2013

Brooks Orpik scored his first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff goal at 7:49 of overtime on Saturday night, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 road victory over the New York Islanders and a 4-games-to-2 win in their best-of-seven opening-round playoff series.

The Penguins will advance to meet the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Pittsburgh had not led in game six until the Orpik goal.  Orpik had not scored a goal in his 106 previous NHL games, and had never managed the feat in 77 previous Stanley Cup games.

The Penguins had tied the Saturday contest at 1-1, 2-2 and 3-3 on goals by Jarome Iginla, Pascal Dupuis and Paul Martin.  John Tavares, Colin McDonald and Michael Grabner scored for New York.

The Islanders outshot the Penguins for the fifth time in the series, 38-21, but winning goaltender Tomas Vokoun stopped 35 shots in the Pens’ net.  Evgeni Nabokov took the loss for New York.

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