The 2014 NHL playoffs live stream and TV coverage continues Saturday with two games on the schedule including a huge Game 5 between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. This Original 6 match-up looks to be destined for 7 games no matter how you slice it! Today's Game 5 NHL live stream playoff game will give one of these teams a decided edge in this series.
According to a Sportsline report on May 10, after splitting the first two games of this best-of-seven series in Boston, Montreal dominated the Bruins in Game 3 coming away with a 4-2 victory and taking a 2-1 series lead. Just when you thought Montreal would take over this battle and take a 3-1 series lead back to Boston, the Bruins showed why they were the best team in the NHL this season in Game 4.
Tuukka Rask saved all 33 shots he faced as the Bruins pulled off the dramatic 1-0 overtime win over the Canadiens in Game 4 tying the series 2-2. Rookie Matt Fraser wasn't even officially on the Bruins playoff roster three days ago, but after getting called up from Boston's minor league club, Fraser made the most of his opportunity, scoring the game winning goal in Game 4.
'It's something I dreamed about many times on the outdoor rinks growing up,'' Fraser said. ''It's every kid's dream to score in overtime. ... Words can't even describe that feeling.''
This series has now become a best two-out-of-three with the Bruins having the home ice in games 5 and 7. That being said, both of these teams have already shown it doesn't matter where the games are being played as both teams have celebrated wins on the opponents ice.
Tonight's game is bigger than most people may think. When a series is tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven format, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win the series 84% of the time.
Las Vegas odds makers have the Bruins as the favorite in tonight's Game 5 at -165 with the over/under set at 5. The Bruins are also still the favorites to win the 2014 Stanley Cup at 7/5 odds. Fans can catch all of tonight's action on NBC Sports Network nationally and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7 p.m. ET.