It's better to be the hammer than the nail. This is like a collision of two freight trains. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik lights up Senators defenseman Eric Gryba with this heavy check. So would we call this an (B.C.) Eagle on (B.U.) Terrier violence?
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...
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...
When the shot from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik struck the back of the net, over 16,000 strong weren't ready for the New York Islanders' season to end.
Especially that suddenly.
Yes, things are definitely different on Long Island these days.
The Islanders' best season since 2007 came to a sudden end Saturday night when Orpik's shot won Game 6 in overtime and...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago
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...
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...
Tribune Review Writer Rob Rossi Tweeted that James Neal left practice on Saturday after only 10 min. on the ice. Brooks Orpik was again absent from practice. The Pittsburgh Penguins likely line combinations for Game 3 Sunday vs. the Islanders. Forwards Dupuis – Crosby – Iginla Kunitz – Malkin – Bennett Morrow – [...]
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will not play in Game 1 against the New York Islanders, reports ESPN NHL columnist Scott Burnside.
Sidney Crosby not ready to play just yet and will
Sidney Crosby will visit a doctor on Tuesday to confirm whether or not he his clear to play in Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Eastern COnference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders.
Crosby told Josh Yohe of McKeesport Daily