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.
- Lightning ‘answer the challenge’ in Game 7 to reach Stanley Cup Final 2
- Vigneault: McDonagh was playing with a broken foot 12
- Bolts strike Stanley Cup Final berth thanks to Game 7 win over Rangers 63
- The Ducks got Kesler for a game like Saturday’s 31
- Duchene slams Russian players for storming off after Canada’s 2015 WHC win 54
- DeBoer predicts ‘big bounce-back’ in San Jose 13
- Sabres name Bylsma head coach 46
- Lundqvist on Game 7: ‘You’re definitely nervous, but it comes down to teamwork’ 18
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue 56
- Stanley Cup Final to begin June 3 10
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ (77)
- Bolts strike Stanley Cup Final berth thanks to Game 7 win over Rangers (67)
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks (66)
- Report: Bylsma to Sabres being held up by compensation issue (56)
- On Kreider, and trying ‘to turn the other cheek’ (54)