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On this date in Penguins history: Chris Kunitz’s OT goal in 2013

The overtime goal gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead in their series with the New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

After splitting the first two games of their playoff series in 2013, things shifted to Long Island and the Nassau Coliseum.

After not playing well in Game 2 of the series, the Penguins found themselves in early trouble in Game 3, falling behind 1-0 less than 2 minutes into the start of the game.

What a pain Matt Moulson and this entire Islanders team was. A few minutes later, Casey Cizikas would extend the Islanders lead to 2-0.

The Penguins would not just go away quietly though. Goals from Jarome Iginla, Chris Kunitz, and Pascal Dupuis all in the first period had the Penguins ahead at the first intermission. Douglas Murray would extend that lead to 4-2 in the second period.

However, the Penguins ability to hold a lead in this series had a shining light on it, with Kyle Okposo and John Tavares drawing the Islanders even in the third period, sending the game to overtime.

In the extra frame, the Penguins would find themselves on the power-play thanks to a holding penalty from Brian Strait.

Chris Kunitz ended things in the overtime period, giving the Penguins a 2-1 lead in the series, but they would have to come back to Nassau Coliseum again for a sixth game before they would be able to move onto the second round.