New York rushed out to an early 2-0 lead on Tuesday night, and Frans Nielsen's three point effort led the way in a 5-3 win. Slowing down Pittsburgh is a difficult chore, but doing so in consecutive games will mean another shutdown effort on Sidney Crosby, who the Islanders forced into a pointless, minus-1 rating night on Tuesday.
After leaving the game between the second and third periods on Tuesday with what is being called a lower-body injury, it appears unlikely that Evgeni Nabokov will be between the pipes for New York, meaning a likely start for backup Al Montoya.
Game Time: 7 p.m. EST
TV Coverage: MSG+