Found May 12, 2013 on
A lifetime ago, David Volek broke the hearts of Penguins fans. 20 years later, the name "Brooks Orpik" will now be haunting a sad 9-year-old Isles fan's life. Orpik's first career playoff goal at 7:49 of overtime clinched the series for the Pens, setting up a second-round clash with the Ottawa Senators.
The Pens were severely outplayed in this game, yet still found a way to win it. That's what the good teams do. Tomas Vokoun endured throughout and kept the Pens in the hunt long enough for another goal to get past Nabokov. That's what the big-time goalies do. And wow: the Pens got some pretty big goals from their defensemen in this one. Not to mention the Pens' PK killing off three penalties in the second period. Some heroic efforts in this one.
Overall, the Penguins organization excorised Islanders demons that have haunted them since 1975. The series is over, and the demons are gone.
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There was just one NHL playoff game tonight, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are making a solid case to be in the Stanley Cup Final.
They took a big step toward their goal on Saturday night when they defeated the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Brooks Orpik scored less than 10 minutes into overtime to lift the Pens to a 3-4 win over the Islanders...
Brooks Orpik scores his first ever playoff goal in OT.
The Penguins will now face the Senators in the 2nd round.
added 10:19pm, video of the OT goal...
Still no word on Game 1. Bruin/Leafs and Caps/Rangers seventh heaven tonight.
We saw the Pens reaction to Orpik's goal. Now here is some fan reaction.
-- At the big screen
that via The Freakshow.
-- From Shane Ramos:
"Just wanted to share this reaction vid from a Pens bar in San Francisco. My buddy Mark...
The power of Christ compels you. The Penguins finally exorcised the demons otherwise known as the New York Islanders after 20 years. David Volek can now be forgotten. The demon has been passed to the side of the Islanders. And it comes in the form of………..Brooks Orpik? Yes. Brooks Orpik. It was the unlikeliest of…
The celebration, at least by the typically all-business standards of the Pittsburgh Penguins, appeared a little over the top.
The second Brooks Orpik's slapshot ripped into the back of the net 7:49 into overtime last Saturday to give the Penguins a 4-3 overtime win and a first-round playoff series victory over the better-than-advertised New York Islanders, Orpik's teammates...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
What's the over-under on the number of questions Erik Karlsson will get about "the Matt Cooke incident." You know, team owner Eugene Melnyk still believes it was deliberate and says he is getting forensic evidence to prove it. Quick, take away his tin foil.
Man, the Isles looked good early -- they should have been...