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.
Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Washington's Alex Ovechkin and the New York Islanders' John Tavares were named finalists for the NHL's Most Valuable Player honor.
John Tavares scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Tuesday and the New York Islanders went on to best Pittsburgh 6-4, evening their playoff series.
Chris Kunitz fired home a goal 8:44 into overtime Sunday, hoisting Pittsburgh to a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders and a 2-1 lead in their playoff series.
Oliver Lauridsen's slap shot goal with 6:31 to play Thursday lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to their third straight victory, 2-1 over the New York Islanders.
John Tavares' shootout goal Saturday kept the New York Islanders on a roll with a 5-4 win over Winnipeg.
Two goals from John Tavares, one of them the go-ahead tally late in the first period Thursday, helped rally the New York Islanders past Toronto 5-3.
Matt Moulson provided a goal and an assist Tuesday, powering the playoff-hopeful New York Islanders over Philadelphia 4-1.
Frans Nielsen notched the go-ahead goal late in the second period and the New York Islanders continued their playoff push with a 5-2 win over Winnipeg Tuesday.
Frans Nielsen set up a pair of first-period goals Monday and the New York Islanders stayed in the playoff hunt with a 3-1 win over slumping New Jersey.