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Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks takes place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5 on Saturday night, with the Red Wings amazingly having the chance to send Chicago home in just five games of the series. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
If the Red Wings can win tonight and end the Blackhawks' postseason then it will probably be the biggest surprise of the postseason to date.
The seventh-seeded Red Wings have the opportunity to take down the top-seeded Blackhawks on Saturday night, which would be an amazing feat considering Chicago did not lose in regulation for half of the regular season. The Blackhawks were meant to completely dominate this series, after winning 36 from 48 games over the regular season, but they take to the United Center for Game 5 on the brink.
What's worse is that it is arch-rivals Detroit who look likely to knock them out, and they will be desperate to avoid an embarrassing exit in front of their home fans.
Game 4 will have left the Chicago team demoralized and frustrated, with Jimmy Howard shutting them out, and the Blackhawk's offense looking like they could play a further three periods without scoring.
They did manage to outshoot Detroit 28-27, but with only 14 shots in the last 40 minutes of the game they looked void of ideas, and the Red Wings will have been delighted with the way they blunted the Chicago offense.
If they can do the same tonight then they could close things out. However, playing a bruised Blackhawks team fighting for their lives in Chicago will be an entirely different prospect to Game 4 in Detroit.
Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.