Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Live Stream Free: Watch Online Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 (Western Conference Semifinals)

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(Photo: Reuters/Jim Young)Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (L) is congratulated by teammate Jakub Kindl after the Red Wings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks during Game 2 of their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff hockey game in Chicago, Illinois, May 18, 2013.

Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks takes place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Game 7 on Wednesday night, with the series locked at 3-3 and both teams knowing that tonight is a winner-takes-all match up. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).

The Blackhawks have done amazingly well to fight back in this series from 3-1 down and on the brink of elimination from the playoffs. However, they have come back now to 3-3 and their reward is a home game in Chicago, and every chance that they can now take down the red Wings.

The Red Wings will be panicking, knowing that they were just one win away from the Western Conference Finals, and they had hoped to close things up in Game 5, and then again in Game 6. They now have one last opportunity to claim the win they seemed destined for, and if they can win through on the road tonight then it will be a hug relief. However, if they lose again tonight they will have blown their chance at claiming an opportunity for the Western Conference title.

The Red Wings were carrying a 2-1 lead heading into the third period of Game 6, and many expected them to finally close out the series, but a massive comeback from Chicago stunned Detroit, and the game ended in a 4-3 win to the Blackhawks, further extending the series to a decisive Game 7.

Momentum is clearly with the Blackhawks now, but they will know that it will all mean nothing if they don't complete things here tonight. They will be tense going into this final game of the series and will know how important it is they start well and maintain their intensity throughout the match up.

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.