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Penguins Beat Islanders to Advance to Round Two of NHL Playoffs

Penguins Beat Islanders to Advance to Round Two of NHL Playoffs
Tyler Kennedy #48 of the Pittsburgh Penguins leaps into the arms of Brooks Orpik #44 of the Penguins as Orpik scored the game winning goal in overtime in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to eliminate the New York Islanders from the playoffs during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. Photographer: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

May 12 (Bloomberg) -- Brooks Orpik sent a 54-foot slapshot into the net in overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League playoffs.

The Penguins defeated the Islanders 4-3 to win the best-of-seven series four games to two to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals where they face the Ottawa Senators.

In today’s games, the New York Rangers host the Washington Capitals who lead their series 3-2, the Boston Bruins travel to Toronto to try to eliminate the Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings visit the Anaheim Ducks for the deciding Game 7 of their series.

Orpik’s shot, assisted by Tyler Kennedy and Evgeni Malkin, came at seven minutes, 49 seconds of overtime at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

John Tavares and Colin McDonald scored for the Islanders in the first period, while Jarome Iginla added one for the Penguins.

Pascal Dupuis tied the game at 2-2 for the Penguins in the second period

New York’s Michael Grabner and Pittsburgh’s Paul Martin exchanged goals in the third period to make it 3-3 and force overtime play.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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