Jaroslav Halak will start in net after a strong 24-save performance on Wednesday night. The Islander goaltender had a .960 save percentage in that game.
Outside of the starting goaltender the lineup is still a mystery, but with that being said it would be strange to see many changes from the lineup that appeared in Game 1. The Islanders played one of their most complete games of the season in the 4-1 victory.
Brian Strait and Calvin de Haan stepped up to make big contributions on the defensive end of the ice and the younger players on the team -- Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson, and Anders Lee -- didn't appear to be fazed at all by the playoff stage. So, it would be hard to justify changing much up from the first game.
Travis Hamonic is unlikely to play in this game. There was no update on the defenseman's status after Thursday's practice in Annapolis, Maryland.
Considering that the Islanders had so much success in Game 1, the lineup will likely look the same when they hit ice tonight at the Verizon Center.