The Chicago Blackhawks will be out to force a deciding game as they take the ice in Game 6 of their best of seven series against the Detroit Red Wings in a pro hockey game on Memorial Day Monday night.
The Blackhawks and Red Wings will drop the puck from Detroit at 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The NHL playoff odds for game six has the road club Chicago Blackhawks the -125 betting odds favorite with the return on the road underdog Detroit Red Wings at +115 odds. The goal over under line is now set at 5 goals.
Chicago staved off elimination in Game 5 as they cut into the Detroit lead to 3-2 in this best of seven Western conference semifinal series after a 4-1 home victory on Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings as a -172 betting odds favorite. The goal total landed right at the closing line of 5 goals.
The Blackhawks drew first blood with a Bryan Bickell goal at even strength at 14:08 of the first period. The Red Wings found the net to even the score at 1-1 at 9:37 of the second period as Daniel Cleary scores at even strength. Then the Blackhawks took control of the game with three unanswered goals with two coming in the second period to win it 4-1.
Chicago outshot the Red Wings by a 45-26 margin and won one less face-off. The Blackhawks dominated the third period by outshooting Detroit by a 17-4 margin. Chicago scored two power play goals in three opportunities while the Red Wings go 0 of 4 on the man advantage. The two games played at Detroit in this series were won by Detroit by scores of 3-1 and 2-0. Heading into game five the Blackhawks were held to just two goals total in their past three playoff games of this series. Chicago went 0 of 7 on the power play in game’s three and four played at Detroit.