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A new villain emerges in Josh Bailey after scoring playoff OT game-winning goal vs. Penguins

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Overtime games are memorable and the sting of losing them lingers.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

It’s safe to suggest that one who follows the Penguins can quickly name some players who have scored overtime game-winning goals both for and against Pittsburgh.

You think of Nick Bonino sending the Washington Capitals packing in 2016.

You remember T.J. Oshie and the parallax angle in Washington.

You have not so fond memories of Jakub Voracek completing the comeback in 2012 for the Flyers.

Overtime games have you hanging on every shot, knowing that the game could be over in any given second, and Josh Bailey has put himself into that category of players now as well, after winning Game 1 of the first round of the Islanders’ playoff series against the Penguins last night.

In the salary cap era, the Penguins have played in 32 playoff games that have gone past regulation and into overtime. That is insane to think about in it’s own right, and it’s even more insane that the games have essentially been a coin flip for the Penguins in many aspects, with a 15-17 record in these games

That is insane to think about in it’s own right, and it’s even more insane that the games have essentially been a coin flip for the Penguins in many aspects, with a 15-17 record in these games and a near even split of 17 games at home and 15 games on the road.

Of the 32 goals scored, no player has scored more than once.

As tight checking as this series is going to be, it wouldn’t be surprising to see another game or two play past regulation. Who will add their name to this list next?