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NHL: Pittsburgh 4, New York Islanders 3 (OT)

May 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, May 11 (UPI) -- Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime Saturday, sending the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders 4-3 for a first-round series victory.

The Penguins were trailing 3-2 with less than 6 minutes left in the regulation when Paul Martin's shot from the point deflected off New York's Frans Nielsen and got past goalie Evgeni Nabokov for an equalizer.

Then in the overtime, the Pens got control of the puck in the Islanders' zone and Tyler Kennedy sent a pass to the left point, where Orpik unleashed his game-winning scoring blast.

With the victory, Pittsburgh won its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 4-2 and goes on to play the Ottawa Senators in Round 2. It marked their first post-season series victory in three years.

Pascal Dupuis and Jarome Iginla also scored for the winners.

Tomas Vokoun turned aside 35-of-38 shots for the Penguins.

Michael Grabner supplied a goal and assist while Colin McDonald and John Tavares also tallied for the Islanders, who dropped a seventh straight playoff series.

Nabokov finished with 17 stops.

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