The 2014 NHL playoff live stream and TV coverage for the NHL Eastern Conference finals continues Tuesday night when the New York Rangers try to finish off the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series. Montreal played great in Game 4 as they tried to even the series at 2 games a piece, but they fell 3-2 in overtime. Now the Canadiens are in a must win situation in tonight's NHL live stream Game 5 action.
According to a Sportsline update on May 27 if the Canadiens want to climb back in this series they need to find a way to score with a man advantage. So far Montreal is a dismal 1 for 17 with the man advantage, including a 1 for 8 effort in Game 4. Instead of looking at how bad the Habs are playing on the power play, maybe fans need to give the Rangers more credit for their recent ability to play short handed.
Before PK Subban's goal in Game 4, the Rangers were on a roll, killing off 27 straight penalties. In the last 12 games no one has played better than the Rangers against the power play. New York has killed off 37 of the last 39 opportunities. Now that is incredible. Montreal coach Michel Therrien believes his team is failing at taking advantage of their opportunities and it needs to change - quick!
''We had the opportunity on the power play but we didn't take advantage of it,'' Montreal coach Michel Therrien. ''Yes, we scored a goal. It was a tying goal, but we gave up one, and that was the story of the game. I thought our power play had to be better.''
Therrien and the Canadiens know that tonight is a must win, but if they can force a Game 6 anything can happen. Las Vegas odds makers have this game listed as EVEN, with the over/under number total at 5.
Fans can catch all of the Game 5 action on NBC Sports Network and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra. The puck is scheduled to drop at 8 p.m. ET.