NHL Playoffs 2013, Blackhawks vs. Red Wings Game 5: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule And More

May 23, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) checks Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) in the third period in game four of the second round for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks are up against a wall they never imagined encountering this early in the playoffs. After posting the best record in hockey, the Blackhawks were poised to make a run at a Stanley Cup but they now are on the brink of elimination after the Detroit Red Wings have taken them to the brink of their season.

Jonathan Toews has been an issue for the Blackhawks as his consistency when it comes to losing his cool is something that’s sinking the Blackhawks. The offense has no rhythm and therefore can’t support Corey Crawford with enough runs to win games.

That’s a huge testament to how good this hockey team really is, despite drawing the 7-seed in the West. The Red Wings have a heritage when it comes to winning in the postseason and that has been on full display through four games in the series so far.

What time do the Blackhawks and Red Wings drop the puck? We’ve got all of the information you will need to know to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action.

Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Chicago, IL
Venue: United Center
Series Record: Red Wings lead series, 3-1
TV Info: NBC
Live StreamNBC Sports Live Extra

Here is the schedule for today’s action:

Saturday, May 25
Matchup Time (ET) Channel
New York Rangers at Boston Bruins (Game 5) 5:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network
Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks (Game 5) 8:00 p.m. NBC

We hope that you enjoy today’s 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs action and check back in with FanSided.com throughout the day and duration of the playoffs as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors.

Topics: Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Playoffs

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