New York leads the series 1-0 after beating the Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 on Wednesday. Ryan Strome, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson scored their first career playoff goals in the victory. Marcus Johansson was the lone Washington goal scorer on Wednesday.
Jaroslav Halak will be the Islanders starter once again and Philipp Grubauer will start in Braden Holtby's place for the Capitals. Holtby did not take part in morning skate because he was not feeling well. Washington will have Tom Wilson back in their lineup for tonight's game. The Islanders lineup is unclear, since head coach Jack Capuano did not make any announcements regarding his lineup for tonight.
Puck drops at 7 p.m. in Washington D.C.