Monday’s Blackhawks vs. Ducks live stream and TV coverage will present a pivotal Game 5 in their best-of-seven Western Conference Finals series. Chicago evened the series in their previous game, but now Anaheim gets a chance to go up 3-2 on their home ice. The winner of this 2015 NHL Playoffs series moves on to the Stanley Cup Finals, with a shot at either New York or Tampa Bay for the championship. Live streaming and televised coverage of tonight’s game
An ESPN.com report from May 23 indicates that Chicago won a thrilling game in double overtime, 5-4, in order to tie up the series with Anaheim. Antoine Vermette was the big hero of the game, scoring the game winner at 5:37 of the second extra session. It made for Vermette’s second goal of the postseason, and his most crucial as it has kept Chicago relevant in this series. Others who scored for the Blackhawks side included Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and Patrick, who scored an important goal to keep things tied 4-4 late in the third.
For the Ducks, the loss was crushing, but far from deflating. The team had four goals and at one point led the game 4-3 in the third period. Ryan Kesler, Matt Beleskey and Corey Perry all scored in the final regular period, while Emerson Etem scored in the first period. As for the goalies, Corey Crawford had a .922 save percentage for Chicago stopping 47 of 51 shots attempted on his goal, while Frederik Andersen saved 35 of 40 shot attempts, good for a .875 save percent. Tonight the two teams will battle it out at the Honda Center once again, with the winner emerging as the leader of the series again.
For tonight’s game, Anaheim is priced at -130 to -140 at various books as the favorite. Chicago is priced at +115 to +125 at a range of sports books as the underdog. The goals over/under total is set at 5 goals for the game. Chicago is second to Tampa Bay in the future odds for favorite team to win the Stanley Cup at odds of 11/5 while Anaheim is currently 5 to 2, just a spot ahead of the New York Rangers. Tampa Bay leads the Rangers in their Eastern Conference Finals series 3-2 with a shot to close out New York on Tuesday night.
Monday’s Blackhawks vs. Ducks Game 5 has a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. EST from Anaheim. NBC Sports Network will have live televised coverage around the United States. Cable and satellite subscribers can watch a live streaming feed through the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile apps or web portal on their computer. For audio commentary, Sirius XM subscribers can listen to channel 211 or premium channel 220 starting at 9 p.m. EST.