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.
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