Penguins eliminate Islanders with OT win

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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.

BLACKHAWKS: Coach Joel Quenneville says forward Dave Bolland and goalie Ray Emery will be available for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Bolland and Emery practiced on Saturday, and both said they were feeling better and hoping to play when Chicago gets back on the ice. They had been out with lower body injuries.

The Blackhawks closed out the Minnesota Wild with a 5-1 victory in Game 5 on Thursday and are awaiting the conclusion of the Detroit-Anaheim series for their next opponent.

RANGERS: Might be without forward Ryane Clowe for today’s Game 6 against Washington.

Clowe suffered a concussion earlier in the series, but returned for Game 5 on Friday, where it took another hard hit. He and fellow injured forward Daroll Powe, also dealing with a concussion, didn’t skate Saturday.


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