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.
- Report: Plotnikov paid $500K to get out of KHL contract 8
- Philadelphia signs ’15 first rounder Provorov 8
- Brandon Saad brings championship experience to Blue Jackets 20
- Sharks sign Joel Ward to three-year deal 21
- Sabres lock up O’Reilly through 2022-23 71
- Locked in: Columbus signs Saad to six-year, $36M deal 27
- Oilers sign McDavid to entry-level contract 29
- ‘Hawks would like to re-sign Oduya, but still working through ‘financial hurdles’ 17
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick 73
- Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation 66
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad; Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick (73)