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Orpik scores early in OT as Penguins eliminate Islanders with Game 6 win

New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait (37) lifts up New York Islanders right wing Colin McDonald (13) after McDonald scored against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
May 11, 2013 - 7:16 PM

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 right 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.

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