Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Kyle Okposo scored the winner in the third period as the New York Islanders rallied to take a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at CONSOL Energy Center.
Pittsburgh saw the return of captain Sidney Crosby, who had been out since March 30 when he suffered a broken jaw, and he scored two goals in the game, but the Islanders were able to bounce back from a 5-0 thrashing in Game 1 to even this best-of-seven series heading back to New York for the next two games.
Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin all scored for the eighth-seeded Islanders, who received 30 saves from Evgeni Nabokov.
In addition to the two goals from Crosby, top-seeded Pittsburgh also got a goal from Evgeni Malkin, but all three tallies came in the first period and the team was stymied by Nabokov and the Islanders in the final two periods.
Marc-Andre Fleury was victimized by bad bounces all game and let in all four goals on 42 shots.
Game 3 of this series will take place Sunday afternoon.