It wasn’t pretty, but the Penguins got the job done Saturday night on Long Island.
It wasn’t the same team we saw in Game 5, but Tomas Vokoun and a couple of missed opportunities by the Islanders allowed the Penguins to hang around long enough to pull it out in the end.
The Islanders dominated much of the play in regulation and even parts of overtime. They outshot the Penguins 38-21 and had the lead on three separate occasions.
However, it wasn’t enough and the most unlikely of heroes came through for the Penguins in overtime.
Evgeni Malkin came flying off the bench and kept the play alive by blocking a clearing attempt along the far wall. The puck went behind the net and Tyler Kennedy executed a give and go with Malkin. Then, Kennedy fed the puck back to the point right into Brooks Orpik’s wheelhouse.
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