By Chris Mascaro

Published: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:27 p.m.
Updated less than a minute ago

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — With the 16,170 packed inside Nassau Coliseum ready to head out into the streets of Long Island knowing their team would be playing a Game 7 against the best team in the Eastern Conference in less than 24 hours, Paul Martin halted the party.

The Penguins defenseman ripped a slap shot from a couple feet inside the blue line that ricocheted off the crossbar and into the Islanders’ net to tie it, 3-3.

The goal, Martin’s first of the postseason off Evgeni Malkin’s eighth assist, atoned for what had been an otherwise shoddy effort from Martin and the rest of the defense, save three second-period penalty kills.

And then Brooks Orpik’s rip 7:49 into overtime finally ended the plucky team from Long Island’s season.

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