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2014 NHL playoffs schedule Red Wings vs Bruins live stream, TV info, Game 5 odds

2014 NHL playoffs schedule Red Wings vs Bruins live stream, TV info, Game 5 odds
2014 NHL playoffs schedule Red Wings vs Bruins live stream, TV info, Game 5 odds
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The 2014 NHL playoffs live stream and TV coverage continues Saturday with four games on the schedule, including Game 5 between the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. It's do or die for Detroit this afternoon as the Bruins are on the verge of advancing to Round 2 of the NHL playoffs if they win today. The latest NHL live stream action kicks off at 3 p.m. today.

According to a Sportsline report on April 26, Boston overcame a two-goal deficit to win Game 4 in Detroit Thursday night and the Bruins now hold a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Red Wings must overcome a two-game deficit to keep their season alive this afternoon, but vs. the No.1 overall team in the NHL - it won't be easy.

The Wings know all about having a 3-1 series lead and letting it get away from them, but can they come back from being down 3-1 to steal a series from the best in the NHL? Last season Detroit led the Blackhawks 3 games to 1 and lost three straight to end their season. Even though the Wings lost Game 7 vs. Chicago 2-1 in overtime, it was a classic, hard fought game.

Now for Detroit to force a Game 6 at Joe Louis Arena, they must win today in Boston. The Wings only win in the series came in Boston, so Detroit fans are hoping for a repeat performance.

Las Vegas odds makers have the Boston Bruins as a huge favorite today at -250, with the over/under number set at 5. In other words, even if you like Boston today, they aren't worth wagering on in the Vegas sportsbooks.

Fans can catch all the Game 5 action on NBC nationally and streaming live online through NBC Sports Extra starting at 3 p.m. ET. Can the Wings pull off the upset and force a Game 6, or is it the end of the season for Detroit as Boston looks to march on to Round 2? The odds are against Detroit, but stranger things have happened.