May 28, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks have said all the right things about responding to this challenging situation against the Los Angeles Kings, but now it’s time so see if they can keep their season alive.
They host the Kings in Chicago in Game 5 tonight. You can watch on NBCSN or via the livestream link below.
There are plenty of players hoping to get back on track for Chicago, but Corey Crawford might be on top of the list. Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook have also expressed some frustrations with their play in this series.
No matter what, the 2014 Stanley Cup Final will begin a week from tonight. The Kings can give themselves a hearty amount of rest by defeating the defending champions tonight. The Blackhawks will need to break some disturbing trends to avoid such a fate.
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 23
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 16
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 44
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 55
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 31
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 45
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (55)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (45)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
- Richards: If not for the cap, half the league would want to play for Hawks (36)