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NHL Playoffs: Detroit Red Wings vs. San Jose Sharks Live Stream Game 5 (Free Online Video)

Detroit Red Wings vs San Jose Sharks Live Stream Game 5 Stanley Cup

Red Wings vs. Sharks Game 5 Live Stream: Johan Franzen scored four goals Thursday night as the Detroit Red Wings staved off elimination by beating the San Jose Sharks 7-1. If the boys from California lose Game 5 tonight, they still have two more chances, whereas the Wings must win at HP Pavilion in order to keep their season alive and bring the series back to Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit hasn’t been swept since the first round in 2003 by the Anaheim Ducks. However, I’d say Nicklas Lidstrom and co. only have about a 15-percent chance of pulling off one of the greatest historical rarities. Only two teams in NHL history have ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series–the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1975 New York Islanders.

“Our team has to come out with that same desperation again, whether it’s on the road and you’re in a hostile environment,” Lidstrom said. You have to come out with a good push again and play real well defensively.”

Game 5 is going to be huge! The match kicks-off at 10:00 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: The Sharks are moving on toward the Stanley Cup after eliminating Detroit in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal series. Final score: 2-1

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