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Drive to the Net: Brassard’s reversal from Ottawa ‘isn’t easy’

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Derick Brassard sizes up a shot on the Islanders' Chris Gibson. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

"Ha!"

So I've learned that Derick Brassard's got a loud laugh.

Louder, even, than whatever cacophony might have been coming from his mouth in maniacally celebrating his first goal with the Penguins, that sweet tying strike toward taking down the Islanders, 3-2, in overtime Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena.

It came with 8:31 remaining in regulation, it came before his resulting fall to the ice had been completed, and it was captured by our photographer, Matt Sunday, at ice level:

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